Construction

Construction Impacts

The NEWest Alliance, made up of CPB Contractors, Downer Group and the Public Transport Authority is progressing the detailed design, planning and procurement. Main construction is also underway in some areas of the project.

If you have questions about the upcoming works get in touch with us. For after-hours enquiries, please contact the Site Duty Manager on 0437 844 378.

Nicholson Road site

Site Establishment (From mid September)

Clearing at the Nicholson Road Station site to progress works in the rail corridor.

Works will include:

  • Establishing access from Tulloch Way to the project site to allow work to start in the rail corridor
  • Fauna trapping and fauna spotting associated with clearing activities
  • Clearing and mulching vegetation 
  • Set up and increased use of site facility

During these works, use of large construction equipment including excavators, clearing machines, chain saws, mulchers, trucks and water carts will be noticeable.

The work has relevant environmental approvals and every effort will be made to minimise the amount of clearing required and associated disruption. 

Ranford Road site

Future Ranford Road Precinct

Construction has started for a new bridge over the railway at Ranford Road, Canning Vale providing a longer and higher bridge to accommodate the new electric passenger trains within the existing rail corridor

What’s happening now?

  • Survey, potholing and geotechnical investigations are ongoing across the precinct,
  • Delivery and stockpiling of materials and equipment
  • Approved clearing of vegetation within the site footprint
  • Relocation of various utilities (including gas, water and drainage pipelines, telecommunications and power cables)
  • Earthmoving and other civil works
  • Traffic management including a speed limit reduction to 40km/hr Ranford Road between Livingstone Drive and Bannister Road
  • Piling
  • Road construction and;
  • Altered signals and traffic configuration at the Ranford Road / Bannister Road intersection

Site management

The Ranford Road Station precinct involves construction on a former landfill site. Work on this contaminated site will be carefully managed and follow a Site Management Plan approved by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. 

Roadworks Map


 

Wilfred Road Access to the City of Canning Waste Transfer Station (February – Late 2021).

Access to the City of Canning Waster Transfer Station is via Wilfred Road for all traffic, except for operational vehicles.

This temporary arrangement will remain in place until late-2021, to facilitate the construction of the new Ranford Road Bridge.

Signage has been installed advising road users of the changed access arrangements, which will result in extra travel time for waste transfer station users.

Construction work along Ranford Road and near the waste transfer station is ongoing. Waste transfer operational vehicles will continue to use the construction access off Ranford Road.


Long term closure of Livingstone Drive (Until late 2021)

A long-term temporary closure of Livingstone Drive at Ranford Road is in place to build the new Ranford Road bridge and traffic lanes. 

Livingstone Drive is closed at Ranford Road. Rural residential properties need to access Ranford Road via Wilfred Road.

During the first quarter of 2021, the Waste Transfer Station access off Ranford Road will be closed and all Waste Transfer Station traffic (except for operational vehicles) will need to use Wilfred Road. 

Changed traffic conditions will result in extra travel time for commuters. Traffic management signage on Ranford Road (between Wilfred Road and Bannister Road) is in place, including reduced travel speeds.  Significant construction work is taking place inside the construction site alongside Ranford Road.  

Rail Corridor

Neighbours along the freight rail corridor in Kenwick, Thornlie and Canning Vale will notice in work in the project area, including at site facilities.

Works will include relocation of utilities, drainage installation, set up and use of site facilities, earthworks and sheet piling for retaining wall construction.

There may be increased noise from machinery use. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans. 

Level Crossing Closure (Until mid-2022)

The level crossing at Elliot Place and Cameron Street, Thornlie, will be closed until mid-2022 to allow for construction of a new footbridge and ongoing work in the rail corridor.

There will be no pedestrian access across the rail during this period. A signed detour is in place, so please allow additional travel time.

Construction of the new footbridge will start from mid-2021 and is expected to be complete by mid-2022.


Mandurah Rail Line Night Works (March - May 2021)

Pot holing to locate services and survey works will take place within the rail corridor between Cockburn Central Station and the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, adjacent to Jandakot, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Atwell and Success between 1 March and 31 May 2021.

The works will take place between 9pm and 5am while passenger trains are not running.

There may be noise from light vehicles and construction equipment. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts and all works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.

Read more details on these impacts.


Retaining Wall Construction (January - June 2021)

Between Cameron Street and west of Spencer Road, and behind properties on Cameron Street, Partridge Way and Lyrebird Way, a temporary sheet pile retaining wall will be built on the northern side of the freight rail corridor.

The sheet piles will be installed to retain properties alongside the freight rail corridor. Earthworks and other construction activities will also follow including site establishment and fencing and relocation of telecommunication services. 

Works will be conducted between Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm. Residents may experience increased noise and vibration from sheet piling.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption. There will be ongoing liaison with those living directly adjacent to the sheet pile installation.


Construction Works (Ongoing)

Neighbours along the freight rail corridor between the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, Jandakot, and Ranford Road, Canning Vale, as well as between Ranford Road, Canning Vale and Spencer Road, Thornlie, will notice an increase in work in the project in the first quarter of 2021.

Works will include installation of temporary rail level crossings for construction vehicles, relocation of utilities, drainage installation, set up and use of site facilities (including crib rooms), earthworks, access road improvement, collision protection wall construction in the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel and retaining wall construction.

During these works, there will be construction vehicle movements and use of large equipment, which may be noticeable. Traffic management on some local roads will also take place.

Site Investigation (Ongoing)

Geotechnical testing, survey and potholing will continue in the coming months. Most of this investigation will be in the freight and passenger rail corridors between Beckenham and Cockburn Central stations.

Some low impact survey work, involving light vehicles and hand-held survey equipment, will take place outside of normal working hours, Monday to Sunday, 7pm to 7am.

However, some investigation will be required away from the rail alignment, which may be noticeable.

Clearing (Ongoing)

Approved clearing of vegetation will continue along the freight rail corridor between Thornlie Station and Ranford Road, as well as at the future Nicholson Road and Ranford Road stations.

Clearing will be within the project area and has been minimised as much as possible, while accommodating new infrastructure including the rail lines, station buildings and retaining walls.

Some upcoming clearing work during February and March 2021 includes areas adjacent:
  • Training Place, Jandakot
  • Tulipwood Place, South Lake
  • Mordaunt Circuit, McLean Road, Pinewood Walk, Meadowview Mews and Parkland Trail, Canning Vale

Kenwick Rail Tunnel (January – March 2021).

Night works are required to undertake site investigations in the rail corridor near the Kenwick Rail Tunnel in Beckenham.

Works include potholing to locate services, geotechnical testing and survey work.

The work will take place between 7pm and 7am while passenger trains are not running. There may be increased noise from light vehicles and construction equipment.

Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans

Thornlie Station

Thornlie Station Upgrade (Until late 2021)

Thornlie Station will undergo significant changes as part of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link project, which will link the Thornlie/Armadale lines with the Mandurah Line.

Works will include:

  • Establishing construction site facilities;
  • Installing fencing and hoarding, which will safely separate operations and construction;
  • Demolishing parts of the station building and infrastructure;
  • Moving the existing radio monopole to the south west of the station site;
  • Installing and relocating utilities/services;
  • Building new station infrastructure and facilities including an overpass, roof, lifts, stairs and toilets; and
  • Constructing retaining walls and extending the passenger platforms.

Works will occur in the Thornlie Station building, car park, footpaths and bus interchange, and in the rail corridor next to Thornlie Station.

Works will continue until late 2021, 7am to 7pm daily.

Station operations will be maintained where possible. However, there will be some reduction in available bays in the western car park. Relocated and temporary toilets and bicycle parking will be provided.

Changes to station operations are expected, see Transperth signage for more details.

During these works, use of heavy vehicles and large construction will be noticeable.

Night Works (January – March 2021)

Night works are required when passenger trains are not operating as part of the Thornlie Station upgrade. Works include:

  • Installing fencing within the rail corridor
  • Earthworks along the existing passenger rail
  • Removing a section of the station’s existing roof canopy
  • Potholing to locate services, geotechnical testing and survey work

Works will take place 7pm to 7am, and will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.

Heavy vehicles and equipment will be used early in the shifts to minimise disruption as much as possible. 

Stadium Station

Stadium Station Changes (February – mid-2021)

Stadium Station will undergo changes as part of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link project, which will allow Mandurah Line residents to catch a train to Optus Stadium and the Crown Resort at Burswood, without needing to transfer through the Perth CBD.

Site facilities will be located at the north-west corner of the Tennis West property, with access via Goodwood Parade.

Works will include:

  • Extending passenger platforms 5 and 6
  • Installing additional track and conducting supporting civil work
  • Installing new platform canopies
  • Establishing construction site facilities
  • Installing fencing and hoarding on platforms 5 and 6, which will safely separate operations and construction
  • Providing additional stowing capacity for trains
  • Installing and relocating utilities and services

There will be temporary closures of the Victoria Park Drive on-ramp from Graham Farmer Freeway westbound in March 2021. Main Roads WA will provide more information and signage closer to the date.
Residents in the area will notice an increase in heavy vehicles and equipment in the area. Construction noise and dust levels will comply with approved environmental limits, and every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts.

Some night works are required and will take place on the following dates.

  • 28 February to 4 March 2021 (inclusive), 7pm to 7am
  • 7 – 11 March 2021 (inclusive), 7pm to 7am
  • 14 – 18 March 2021 (inclusive), 7pm to 7am

Temporary changes to station operations will be required as part of the works and passengers are encouraged to plan ahead with Transperth.

Night Works

Canning River Rail Bridge (24 – 26 February 2021)

Night works will be conducted from midnight to 5am along the rail corridor from Spencer Road to Canning River Rail Bridge, Thornlie River Park, and the Kenwick Tunnel.

Works will include potholing to locate services, installation of fencing, geotechnical testing and survey work.

There may be increased noise from light vehicles and construction equipment. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts.


Changes to access of City of Canning Waste Transfer Station (February – Late 2021).

To build the new Ranford Road Bridge, temporary access changes to/from the City of Canning Waste Transfer Station is required. Current access via Ranford road will close, and a new access route from Wilfred Road will open.

From 1 February, night works will commence to change the traffic conditions on Ranford Road, which will include new signage and installation of traffic barriers. This will involve the use a traffic line removing and marking machine, light vehicles, trucks, lifting equipment and hand tools. Tower-mounted lights will also be in operation.

More information here.


Thornlie Station Night Works (January – March 2021)

Night works are required when passenger trains are not operating as part of the Thornlie Station upgrade. Works include:

  • Installing fencing within the rail corridor
  • Earthworks along the existing passenger rail
  • Removing a section of the station’s existing roof canopy
  • Potholing to locate services, geotechnical testing and survey work

Works will take place 7pm to 7am, and will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.

Heavy vehicles and equipment will be used early in the shifts to minimise disruption as much as possible.


Kenwick Rail Tunnel (January – March 2021).

Night works are required to undertake site investigations in the rail corridor near the Kenwick Rail Tunnel in Beckenham.

Works include potholing to locate services, geotechnical testing and survey work.

The work will take place between 7pm and 7am while passenger trains are not running. There may be increased noise from light vehicles and construction equipment.

Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans


Training Place, Jandakot (February – March, 2021).

Night works will be undertaken at Training Place in Jandakot and within the rail corridor from east of the Kwinana Freeway to the Hope Road intersection to allow for service relocations.

The work will take place between 7pm and 7am while traffic volume is low to ensure the safety of our workers.

There may be increased noise from heavy vehicles and equipment. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans


Mandurah Rail Line Night Works (March - May 2021)

Pot holing to locate services and survey works will take place within the rail corridor between Cockburn Central Station and the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, adjacent to Jandakot, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Atwell and Success between 1 March and 31 May 2021.

The works will take place between 9pm and 5am while passenger trains are not running.

There may be noise from light vehicles and construction equipment. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts and all works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.

Read more details on these impacts.

Enabling Works

A number of Main Roads WA projects are undertaking enabling works for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link. These include Karel Avenue upgrade and Kwinana Freeway widening projects. Visit the Main Roads WA project pages for more information.

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