Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal

Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal

The Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal project is Perth’s first major elevated rail designed to improve public transport safety, create new and versatile public open space for the community and reduce traffic congestion.

Five level crossings will be removed along the Armadale Line by raising the rail over the road at Mint Street, Oats Street, Welshpool Road, Hamilton Street and Wharf Street. New modern elevated stations will be built at Carlisle, Oats Street, Queens Park and Cannington stations. Welshpool Station will close with Oats Street and Queens Park stations providing improved passenger facilities.

Planning to remove the William Street level crossing and replace with elevated rail has progressed concept designs for a new Beckenham Station. 

The full project scope will be determined when the contract is awarded in late-2021. 

To stay up to date with the project, register for METRONET project updates and join the community Facebook Group.

For more detailed information on the project, read the fact sheet.

Public Space

A new public space will be created with around six hectares of land currently occupied by the rail lines transformed into a flexible and enjoyable community area. As part of early planning, we asked the community what should be considered for the public open space. 

Based on this the public space could include: 

The design of the public space will start after the contract is awarded in late-2021 and will involve the community and stakeholders helping shape the look and function.

Community

Keeping the community informed is a key project priority. Community members can stay up to date by:

Community Reference Group

The members of the two new Community Reference Groups for the construction phase of Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project are as below.

The Oats Street Works Package members are:

  • Josh Clarke
  • Nat Tingey
  • Sjaan Ketting (Harold Hawthorne Seniors Centre)
  • Dino Ronchi
  • Caroline Mellish
  • Steven Rule
  • Tony Zhao
  • Toby Hawes
  • Kate Jeffries

This group will cover Oats Street, Mint Street and Welshpool Road. 

The new Wharf Street Works Package members are:

  • Nicolas Ceravolo
  • Annette Bryant
  • Francis Smit
  • Penny Haynes (Cannington Community College)
  • Simon Harvey (St Norbert College)
  • Carolyn Wall
  • Peta Lockhart

This group will cover Wharf and Hamilton streets.

Noise

Elevating the rail completely eliminates the current noise from warning bells and train horns at level crossings. The impacts of vibration from passing trains can be improved through the design of the elevated rail structures.

With the rail at grade, train noise currently travels directly to surrounding buildings. Elevating the rail will change how noise is dissipated.

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As design concepts progress, investigations will continue on the level and type of noise and vibration which can be expected, and mitigation methods will be explored to identify how impacts can be minimised.

Consultation

Two online sessions were held in August 2021, to share information with the community about the confirmed station locations and design considerations. 

View the presentation and read questions and answers from the ‘Oats Street Works Package’ session.

View the presentation and read questions and answers from the ‘Wharf Street Works Package’ session.

Two CRGs were established during the planning phase, which helped to provide local insights and feedback during concept design for non-fixed project elements including station concept designs, connections and potential uses for new public space created from elevated rail. 

Previous CRG Minutes:

Oats Street Package

Wharf Street Package

Thanks to the 486 community members who completed our survey about how they use the level crossings and any opportunities/challenges they may see.

  • View a summary of results here.

In July 2020, two online information sessions were held and attended by 148 people with 150 questions submitted across the sessions.  All question and answers can be downloaded below:

  • 2 July 2020 - Mint Street, Oats Street and Welshpool Road:  Download question and answer
  • 9 July 2020 - Hamilton Street, Wharf Street and William Street:  Download question and answer
  • 15 August 2020 – Community Drop-in session (Oats Street)
  • 22 August 2020 – Community Drop-in session (Wharf Street)

Works

Staged works are expected to start in late-2021. 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.


Transmission Lines

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

This will be delivered in two stages: 

Stage One - underground transmission power and remove 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.

Project Documents

Latest News

Victoria-Park Canning Level Crossing Removal Community Reference Group members announced

Victoria-Park Canning Level Crossing Removal Community Reference Group members announced

We’re pleased to announce the members of two new Community Reference Groups for the construction phase of Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project.

METRONET helping people to Stay off the Tracks

METRONET helping people to Stay off the Tracks

This Rail Safety Week (August 9-15) rail operators around Australia and New Zealand are coming together to urge people to prioritise their safety around trains. 

Elevated rail solution to remove dangerous level crossings

Elevated rail solution to remove dangerous level crossings

Five dangerous level crossings whose boom gates are each down for about three hours every day will be removed on the inner Armadale Line, with elevated rail chosen as the solution.

Additional Federal funding allocated for METRONET projects

Additional Federal funding allocated for METRONET projects

The Federal Government announced on 4 May an additional $347.5 million for the Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removal and Byford Rail Extension projects.

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