METRONET is committed to minimising the Morley-Ellenbrook Line’s impact on the environment and sensitive areas such as Whiteman Park. As part of this commitment we strive to research, plan and put in place measures to ensure a balance between providing an efficient rail service and protecting the natural environment.
METRONET continues to consult with key stakeholders and even during construction will continue to review environmental studies and assessments across the project.
This helps identify any endangered or vulnerable species and ecosystems. Every effort is made to avoid, minimise or rehabilitate environmental effects both before and during construction.
Noise and Vibration
Independent noise and vibration forecasts are a key part of planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line. This helps identify and put in place any measures needed to minimise the impact of noise and vibration on nearby residents and communities, and comply with State Planning Policy 5.4: Rail and Road Noise. As the design develops, the extent and type of measures to be put in place will be confirmed.
Aboriginal Heritage – Working Together
METRONET acknowledges the People of the Noongar Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters on which projects like the Morley-Ellenbrook Line are located.
Aboriginal heritage surveys were completed in 2019 and Whadjuk representatives gave support for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line. This is on the grounds that any disturbance to Aboriginal heritage sites is minimal and the proposed railway will benefit the general community. Final support will be conditional based on further engagement in the delivery phase.
Read more in the Environment fact sheet.