Works Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal

Works

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am-7pm, and any out-of-hours works are indicated below. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about project works, please email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666. For all out-of-hours works, please contact the site supervisor directly on 0475 228 618.


Site preparation (November to February)

  • Stripping topsoil and building a hardstand for cranes and rigs to operate on
  • installing temporary fencing   
  • collecting soil samples 
  • pruning and clearing vegetation
  • transporting materials to and from site.

Works will take place along the rail corridor near Carlisle Station, Milford and Cohn streets and Welshpool Road.


Road closures (5 to 16 December)

  • Rutland Avenue between Mint and Wakefield streets
  • Bank Steet between Mint and Dane streets
  • Bank Steet between Oats and Milford streets
  • Rutland Avenue between Oats Street and Welshpool Road.


Utility service location (5 to 16 December)

Out-of-hours works to locate utility services near the following locations: 

  • Hamilton Street level crossings
  • Wharf Street level crossings
  • William Street level crossings
  • Welshpool and Beckenham stations' carparks.

Rail corridor (9 to 12 December)

Weekend and night works to allow safe drilling under the rail tracks to install conduits for cabling.

Along the corridor near:

  • Mint Street
  • Carlisle Station
  • Milford and Cohn streets
  • Welshpool Road.

Visit Transperth for information on train and replacement bus services.


Temporary Cannington bus interchange (December to March 2023)

Preparing the site for a temporary bus interchange near Cannington Station to support replacement bus services during the Armadale Line Shutdown.

Works on Cecil Avenue and Lake Street include:

  • installing temporary fencing
  • excavating soil
  • clearing vegetation
  • establishing site offices
  • installing utilities and drainage
  • road works
  • moving materials and equipment to and from sites.


Transmission Lines

As part of removing the level crossings, Western Power’s overhead transmission lines is being moved out of the rail corridor to make room for future works and the elevated rail infrastructure. 

This is being delivered in two stages: 

Stage One - underground transmission power and removing 10 large lattice towers north of Oats Street. These are the high voltage power lines on steel towers and steel poles. 

Stage Two - options are being considered to consolidate transmission lines south of Oats Street Station, which may impact some distribution assets. Design work is currently underway.

Read more on the Western Power Fact Sheet.


Power line relocation (until early-2023)

Underground cabling will be installed along Beatty Avenue, Swansea, Withnell and Somerset streets in East Victoria Park.

Works include:

  • fencing off a section of John Bissett Park for use as a laydown area
  • removing the road surface
  • digging trenches
  • installing cabling
  • resurfacing the road.

Works will occur in 100m sections to minimise disruption to residents and traffic management will be in place as traffic will be reduced to single lane in work areas.

Armadale Line Shutdown

The 129-year-old Armadale Line is set to be transformed through major METRONET projects – the Byford Rail ExtensionVictoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal, and Thornlie-Cockburn Link

With the expanded project scope to include William Street level crossing, the planned 18-month Armadale Line Shutdown will now start in late-2023.

An extended shutdown means these METRONET projects can be built over a shorter timeframe and provide certainty for train replacement services.

Planning to reduce the impact of this disruption is already underway and the exact timing of the shutdown will be confirmed later this year along with further information on train replacement services.

For more information on the shutdown and to provide feedback, please visit Building For Tomorrow.

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