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.
Level Crossing Closure (Monday 16 November 2020 – 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. Traffic management and detours will be in place, so please allow additional travel time. Access will be maintained to nearby properties.
Construction of the new footbridge will start from mid-2021 and is expected to be complete by mid-2022.
Construction Works (September – December)
Neighbours along the freight rail corridor between the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, Jandakot and Ranford Road, Canning Vale will notice an increase in work in the project area in coming months.
Works will include installation of temporary rail level crossings for construction vehicles, relocation of utilities, drainage installation, use of site facilities, 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. Every effort will be made to minimise disturbance.
Site Investigation and Establishment (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 is low impact but may be noticeable.
Temporary work site at Tom Bateman Reserve (From September 2020)
The following works will take place:
Fauna trapping ahead of clearing activities and fauna spotting during clearing activities, potholing to locate services within the rail corridor, clearing vegetation, including weed control, delivery, loading and unloading of materials, installation of fencing around the temporary work site and establishment of site access points to Wilfred Road.
Works will include use of large construction vehicles and equipment. Traffic management will be in place and access within the reserve will be temporarily reduced.
Every effort will be made to minimise the amount of clearing required and associated disruption. Any disturbed areas will be rehabilitated
(mid-November 2020 – late
Cameron Street and west of Spencer Road, construction of a temporary sheet pile
retaining wall will be built on the northern side of the freight rail corridor.
sheet piles will be installed to retain properties alongside the freight rail
corridor. Earthworks and other construction activities will also follow.
will be conducted between Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm. Residents may
experience increased noise and vibration from sheet piling. However, every
effort will be made to minimise disruption.
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, and the existing Thornlie Station.
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.