Yanchep Rail Extension

Yanchep Rail Extension

The Yanchep Rail Extension will deliver the last proposed section of the Joondalup Line from Butler, 14.5 kilometres north to Yanchep to help support ongoing growth in the area and reduce congestion, while supporting about 1,370 jobs.

 

The project will help develop activity centres by stimulating new employment opportunities in the Alkimos Secondary Centre, Eglinton District Centre and Yanchep Strategic Metropolitan Centre and supporting higher density land use for residential and commercial purposes.

The extension will give more than 150,000 future Yanchep–Two Rocks residents another transport option to travel around Perth.

 

 

 

 

Public Art

Eight local artists with varying backgrounds (including a Noongar artist), experiences and styles have been commissioned to create public art for Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep stations as part of the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension Project. These art pieces will celebrate the unique cultural, historical and environmental aspects of each station and its surrounding area.


Alkimos Station

Integrated ceiling artworks 

Artwork title and artist: Boorn, Jarni McGuire, 2024.

Materials: anodised aluminium and light box.

This artwork draws inspiration from the local Melaleuca Paperback tree. As the bark peels it reveals the heart of the tree, symbolising the Waugul - the rainbow serpent that created the freshwater systems and connects lakes, rivers, and beaches. The intensity of the artwork shifts to represent the spirit, energy, and motion of the Waugul moving between different bodies of water. 

 

 

Sculptural artworks to concourse bulkheads

Artwork title and artist: Land Under Sun and Moon Over Ocean, Caroline Christie-Coxon, 2023.

Materials: ImagInk on glass, steel, and aluminium.

The artwork represents the intersection of the local bushland and suburban area of Alkimos. The circles symbolise the cyclical nature of time, duality, and the environment - navigating between the ocean to the West and dunes to the East.

The universal symbols of a circular form suggest cycles and seasons, while contrasting imagery celebrates the processes in both the small and grand scales, aiming to evoke a connection to nature and the celebration of community.

 

 

Platform wall art 

Artwork title and artist: Alkimos/Kyeelup, Chris Nixon, 2023

Materials: acrylic paint and Signex panel.

This mural includes a shallow relief sculpture with panels reflecting the natural landscape across the two platforms - representing the ocean and coastline. Typography on the platform side displays the name Alkimos and Noongar place name Kyleeup - adding a wayfinding element to the artwork. The linear abstractions create swell lines are reminiscent of waves washing ashore at Alkimos.


Eglinton Station

Integrated ceiling artwork

Artwork title and artist: World Around Us, Ian Mutch, 2024.

Materials: fabricated aluminium, various powder coat colours.

The ceiling artwork includes playful characters and details representing local elements, activities, and the nearby ocean. It features a complex colour palette, connecting to the central spine of the station, and highlights local flora species Grevillea Preissii and fauna species the Western Xenica butterflies - celebrating the natural environment through detailed depictions of shapes and local biodiversity.

 

Entry fence artwork 

 Artwork title and artist: Rhythm in Nature, Ian Mutch, 2024.

Materials: fabricated aluminium, various powder coat colours.

The elegant entry screen echoes the central ceiling artwork, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for visitors as they enter the building. Local flora species Grevilliea Pressii is depicted in a colourful, abstract scene that flows with vibrancy.

Platform wall artwork

Artwork title and artist: Step by Colour, Concreto (Margaret Dillon), 2024

Materials: Ceramic tile.

Inspired by the artist’s personal experience walking through the Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail and Yanchep National Park, this colourful landscape sequence captures the transition from the ocean to the Tuart Forrest, expresses environmental changes and reflects the experience of travelling through these unique landscapes.

 


Yanchep Station

Integrated shade canopies

Artwork title and artist: Boojah to Wardarn- Bush to Sea, Buffie Punch, 2024.

Materials: digital artwork on compressed fibre cement.

The artwork showcases native flora and fauna including the Yandjet (bulrushes) commonly found in the area. The design embodies the concept of gathering - reflecting the community spirit of the nearby town centre where families come together. The artwork’s progression represents the Yanchep lagoon and beaches, highlighting the reef and diverse marine life.

  

Integrated ceiling artwork

Artwork title and artist: Yanchep - Crafted by Water, Penelope Forlano, 2024.

Materials: aluminium.

The centrepiece at Yanchep station represents stalactites and the natural forces shaping the local environment including wetlands, lagoons, and caves. The artwork captures this dynamic relationship with its curvaceous forms.

Platform wall artwork 

Artwork title and artist: The Rhythm of Yanchep, Jack Bromell, 2023.

Materials: acrylic paint.

This artwork showcases Yanchep’s unique flora and fauna of underwater reefs, lagoons, coastal plains, limestone cliffs, banksia forests, wetlands, and Tuart plantations. The mural incorporates colours and wildlife found along the coast, with poetry from the Yanchep community placed throughout the piece.

 

Project Documents

Latest News

Yanchep Line Officially Open

Yanchep Line Officially Open

On Sunday, 14 July more than 8,500 people came together from across Perth to celebrate the completion of the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension Project.

Next stop... YANCHEP!

Next stop... YANCHEP!

The METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension Project is almost complete! Join our Community Fair on Sunday, 14 July 2024 to celebrate the new Yanchep Line.

Stations come alive with public art

Stations come alive with public art

Over the past few months, eye-catching pieces of public art have been popping up at stations along the Yanchep Rail Extension.

Finishing touches for all stations

Finishing touches for all stations

All three stations on the Yanchep Rail Extension Project are receiving the finishing touches as the project moves into completion phase.

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