Out-of-hours works will continue until early-2024 to progress critical areas of the project. Where possible, noisy works will be scheduled during the day. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. For questions about works, please email or call 9326 3666 during standard work hours and 9483 6550 for out-of-hours works. 

24/7 works

  • Night works – piling on Railway Parade for bridge piers and supporting walls with noise impacts and large machinery in use (until end-May)
  • night works – replacing the water main on Railway Parade between Lawrence and Coode streets including truck movements, excavation and pipe installation (May/June)
  • night works - building retaining walls along Railway Parade, between May and Coode streets including truck movements and concreting works (May/June)

Water Main and retaining walls, Railway parade (until end-June)

  • Replacing century-old water main along Railway Parade, between Lawrence and Coode streets
  • building retaining walls along Railway Parade, between May and Coode streets
  • works will be completed in phases, with sections of Railway Parade impacted
  • heavy machinery and equipment used to excavate, lay pipe and backfill open trenches, including some out-of-hours work

Road closures and works

Coode Street closure (7pm on 26 May to 5am on 29 May)

  • Coode Street subway closed from Railway Parade to Whatley Crescent
  • Coode Street closed from Broune Avenue to Beaufort Street
  • local traffic only from Beaufort Street to Whatley Crescent
  • this closure allows works to take place beneath the bridge.

Railway Parade closure (until 31 July 2023)

  • Closed between Coode and Drake streets until 31 July 2023
  • closed between Coode Street and Rose Avenue until June 2024. 
  • Beechboro Road South between Drake and Clavering streets open to business and local traffic only until 31 July 2023
  • this closure allows works to build the new Beechboro Road link, the bus link road and second half of the new Bayswater Station.

Temporary traffic calming measures on local streets 

  • Speed cushions and chicanes are being installed on local thoroughfare streets in May to help mitigate rat-running and traffic congestion during the closure of Railway Parade
  • local streets include Burnside, Copley, Francis, Drake and Hudson streets, and Skew, Cantlebury and Foyle roads
  • the temporary traffic calming measures will be removed when no longer required. 

New Beechboro Road link (until July-2023)

  • Works have begun on the new road connecting Whatley Crescent and Beechboro Road south, to provide a new north–south connection beneath the rail line
  • the new road is expected to open in July 2023.

Coode Street subway closure (proposed)

  • A temporary closure (approximately four months) of the King William/Coode streets subway is required to complete drainage works and to lift the road level to its final position
  • the new Beechboro Road link will be open before this closure to ensure a north–south connection is maintained 
  • community members will have an opportunity to provide feedback closer to the closure.

Bridge works

Works to build the final two bridges and platforms on the northern side include piling, building columns and headstocks, installing the bridge beams and post-tensioning works.

  • Piling and drilling until late-May
  • out-of-hours piling works are required to build critical segments to schedule
  • short-term road closure of King William-Coode streets subway required.

Public transport impacts

Bayswater Station closed (until September 2023)

The station is closed while works progress to build the station building. 

  • Midland and Airport lines continue to service all stations except Bayswater
  • a free shuttle (route 44) is operating between Meltham and Bayswater stations from replacement bus stops at King William Street (opposite Bert Wright Park) and Whatley Crescent (Meltham Station)
  • routes 998 and 999 (CircleRoute service) will operate via Meltham Station until September 2023. Alternative stops have been installed on Garratt Road and Grand Promenade
  • route 48 services will be affected by periodic deviations until September 2023 due to the temporary closure of Bayswater Station and ongoing road closures
  • the southern car park at Meltham Station on Whatley Crescent is temporarily closed until late-2023
  • the car park will be used as part of the free shuttle bus service operating between Bayswater and Meltham stations
  • visit Transperth to plan your journey.

Utility services 

Relocating a section of powerline from north of the rail to Slade Street, crossing under the rail

  • This infrastructure must be removed and relocated to make way for the elevated Morley-Ellenbrook Line connection
  • two new steel transmission poles will be installed next to the rail reserve on Railway Parade and Slade Street
  • works include open trenching and directional drilling to remove redundant infrastructure on Slade Street and within the rail reserve. 

Morley-Ellenbrook Line connection

Works are continuing to build the viaduct connection with piling in progress, to be followed by building columns and installation of headstocks and bridge beams.

In late-2023, concrete works will take place and rail works will occur throughout 2024.

Impacts during the work will include:

  • building a retaining wall in May along Railway Parade with some out-of-hours works
  • out-of-hours works to transport oversized loads which can’t use roads during the day 
  • sections of Railway Parade impacted during beam installation.

Material storage (until June 2024)

  • Sections of Railway Parade, Memorial Drive Reserve, Wymond Park and Halliday Park (pending approval) will be temporarily used to store materials close to the work site to help complete works safely and efficiently
  • stockpiles will be fenced and works will not impact playgrounds, car parks, community garden, main lacrosse pitch, archery area or war memorial
  • once storage of these materials is no longer needed, the reserves and parks will be reinstated.

Shared path detour (ongoing)

A path detour is in place until the new, elevated shared path opens in mid-2023. 

Works on the elevated shared path along the new bridge and platform are in progress, including installation of privacy screening and temporary lighting. 

A section of the new elevated shared path between Leake and Hamilton streets will open in May.

Please follow on-road path detour signage and barriers to safely direct pedestrians and cyclists.

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