Neighbours along the freight rail corridor in Kenwick, Thornlie and Canning Vale will notice in work in the project area, including at site facilities.
Works will include relocation of utilities, drainage installation, set up and use of site facilities, earthworks and sheet piling for retaining wall construction.
There may be increased noise from machinery use. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.
Underground gas pipeline relocation (March – June 2021)
To accommodate construction of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link, two sections of the Parmelia Gas Pipeline must be relocated:
- The crossing of the Thornlie-Cockburn Line at the Glen Iris Tunnel, a 670 metre section at the Kwinana Freeway in Jandakot.
- A 575 metre section at Ranford Road in Canning Vale where the future Ranford Road Station will be constructed.
Works will be conducted from early March 2021 to late June 2021, Monday to Saturday 7am to 7pm.
There will be no disruption to local gas supply. Some sections of bike and pedestrian pathways will be temporarily closed and alternative pathways will be provided. Some clearing will be required, but every effort will be made to keep the extent to a minimum.
Further information available here.
Level Crossing Closure (Until mid-2022)
The level crossing at Elliot Place and Cameron Street, Thornlie, will be closed until mid-2022 to allow for construction of a new footbridge and ongoing work in the rail corridor.
There will be no pedestrian access across the rail during this period. A signed detour is in place, so please allow additional travel time.
Construction of the new footbridge will start from mid-2021 and is expected to be complete by mid-2022.
Mandurah Rail Line Night Works (March - May 2021)
Pot holing to locate services and survey works will take place within the rail corridor between Cockburn Central Station and the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, adjacent to Jandakot, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Atwell and Success between 1 March and 31 May 2021.
The works will take place between 9pm and 5am while passenger trains are not running.
There may be noise from light vehicles and construction equipment. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts and all works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.
Read more details on these impacts.
Retaining Wall Construction (January - June 2021)
Between Cameron Street and west of Spencer Road, and behind properties on Cameron Street, Partridge Way and Lyrebird Way, a temporary sheet pile retaining wall will be built on the northern side of the freight rail corridor.
The sheet piles will be installed to retain properties alongside the freight rail corridor. Earthworks and other construction activities will also follow including site establishment and fencing and relocation of telecommunication services.
Works will be conducted between Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm. Residents may experience increased noise and vibration from sheet piling.
Every effort will be made to minimise disruption. There will be ongoing liaison with those living directly adjacent to the sheet pile installation.
Construction Works (Ongoing)
Neighbours along the freight rail corridor between the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, Jandakot, and Ranford Road, Canning Vale, as well as between Ranford Road, Canning Vale and Spencer Road, Thornlie, will notice an increase in work in the project in the first quarter of 2021.
Works will include installation of temporary rail level crossings for construction vehicles, relocation of utilities, drainage installation, set up and use of site facilities (including crib rooms), earthworks, access road improvement, collision protection wall construction in the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel and retaining wall construction.
During these works, there will be construction vehicle movements and use of large equipment, which may be noticeable. Traffic management on some local roads will also take place.
Site Investigation (Ongoing)
Geotechnical testing, survey and potholing will continue in the coming months. Most of this investigation will be in the freight and passenger rail corridors between Beckenham and Cockburn Central stations.
Some low impact survey work, involving light vehicles and hand-held survey equipment, will take place outside of normal working hours, Monday to Sunday, 7pm to 7am.
However, some investigation will be required away from the rail alignment, which may be noticeable.
Approved clearing of vegetation will continue along the freight rail corridor between Thornlie Station and Ranford Road, as well as at the future Nicholson Road and Ranford Road stations.
Clearing will be within the project area and has been minimised as much as possible, while accommodating new infrastructure including the rail lines, station buildings and retaining walls.
Some upcoming clearing work during February and March 2021 includes areas adjacent:
- Training Place, Jandakot
- Tulipwood Place, South Lake
- Mordaunt Circuit, McLean Road, Pinewood Walk, Meadowview Mews and Parkland Trail, Canning Vale
Kenwick Rail Tunnel (January – March 2021).
Night works are required to undertake site investigations in the rail corridor near the Kenwick Rail Tunnel in Beckenham.
Works include potholing to locate services, geotechnical testing and survey work.
The work will take place between 7pm and 7am while passenger trains are not running. There may be increased noise from light vehicles and construction equipment.
Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans