Morley-Ellenbrook Line

Morley-Ellenbrook Line

The 21km Morley-Ellenbrook Line will give people living and working in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs more transport choice.

As Perth’s largest public transport project since the Mandurah Line, this project will support approximately 6,500 jobs and help shape vibrant new communities.

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line starts at Bayswater Station on the Midland Line, travels in the centre of Tonkin Highway, through land north of Marshall Road, along the western side of Drumpellier Drive (formerly New Lord Street) and ends in Ellenbrook, south of The Parkway.

Stations will be built in MorleyNoranda, MalagaWhiteman Park, and EllenbrookBayswater Station will be rebuilt, and a future station is planned at Bennett Springs East.

Public Art

Twelve local and Noongar artists will create 19 public art pieces across five new stations on the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line Project - making it the largest art collection commissioned on a METRONET project to date.

The artworks are delivered under the METRONET Public Art Strategy, which aims to celebrate the unique environment of each station, as well as Noongar culture and connection to Country, with the aim of making each station a welcoming area for local communities while supporting opportunities for emerging and established artists.

Find out more about the public art planned for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line on the fact sheet.


Station skylights

A series of graphically overlaid skylights will be featured at each of the five station. These pieces share and honour concepts of aboriginal and non-Aboriginal beliefs and are unique to each station.
 

Artwork by Marcia McGuire and Penelope Forlano


Ellenbrook Station

Screens

Metal arbour screens will welcome visitors and commuters to Ellenbrook Station, representing it as a ‘place of looking’ for the Whadjuk Noongar people. Two artists will create screening for the station, one drawing inspiration from Ellenbrook being a ‘place of looking’ and the other paying respect to the natural environment.

Artwork by Marcia McGuire

Artwork by Kambarni

Bidi mural

A bright, bold mural will surround the station’s electrical building, representing the Karla Nara Gyinning Bidi (Ellenbrook train track). Bidis represent the seasonal movements of animals and people.

Artwork by Nathan Corunna and Darren Hutchens


Whiteman Park Station

Entry mural

The entry mural will transform the walls around the station entrance with three giant wedge-tailed eagles in flight and abstract swamp and stout paperbark leaves and flowers.

 
Artwork by Jack Bromell

 

Underpass mural

With images emphasising the ecological and cultural importance of groundwater, this mural will brighten the Drumpellier Drive pedestrian underpass with representation of Bennett Brook stream, traditional Aboriginal pathways and Whiteman Park’s native flora and fauna.


Artwork by Rohin Kickett and Haylee Fieldes (Fieldey)

Marker sculptures

Two clusters of sculptural freshwater mussels will feature in landscaping around Whiteman Park Station. Connecting Whiteman Park Station to the Freshwater Mussels found in nearby wetlands.

Artwork by Pip Kelly


Malaga Station

Arrival sculptures

Four unique sculptural artworks will be positioned in pairs to reflect how Noongar people and families travelled together on Country in search of food and water sources.

Artwork by Peter Farmer and Jason Hirst

Concourse and façade screens

Perforated screens will be located on the concourse of Malaga Station. Two artists will create screens with different inspirations: one communicating Malaga as a place of trading and the other drawing inspiration from the Bankia Tree. 


Artwork by Marcia McGuire

Artwork by Marj Datodi


Noranda Station

Façade screens

Feature screens at Noranda Station will use abstract and bold shapes to celebrate the area’s New Holland Honey Eater, Flooded Gum and Moonah trees.

Artwork by Kyle Highes-Odgers

Artist impression of facade screens at Noranda Station entrance

Underpass mural

Colourful banksia and wetland-themed murals reflect the native flora and fauna of nearby Lightening Swamp.

Artwork by Melski + Lilsiski


Morley Station

Arrival statement pieces

Three site-specific statement pieces will to form a bold arrival statement at Morley Station. The blade wall, perforated screens and balustrade will represent Morley’s historical significance while acknowledging the new space of the train station.

Artwork by Haylee Fieldes (Fieldey)

Artist impression of Morley Station featuring blade wall and perforated screens

Whiteman Park Tram Extension

The Whiteman Park Tram Extension Project will extend the Whiteman Park electric tram network to connect to the new Whiteman Park Station – being built as part of the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line Project

This heritage preservation project is being delivered by METRONET, in partnership with the Perth Electric Tramway Society and through support and donations from industry representatives.

Extension of the historic tramway will provide local and international tourists with convenient access to Whiteman Park and its attractions.