Neighbours along the freight rail corridor in Kenwick, Thornlie Canning Vale and Jandakot will notice work in the project area, including at site facilities.
Neighbours along the passenger rail corridor in Bibra Lake, Jandakot, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Atwell and Success, will also notice construction works.
Works will include relocation of utilities, drainage installation, set up and use of site facilities, traffic management, earthworks foundation preparation.
There will be increased noise from machinery use.
Underground gas pipeline relocation (26 July – late August 2021)
Before operation, the relocated underground gas pipeline will be tested, including the introduction of gas in a controlled and systematic way. Abandoned pipe sections will be excavated, cut into lengths and taken off-site by trucks.
These works will occur in two locations; within the Arc Infrastructure freight rail corridor near Ranford Road Bridge, Canning Vale and the PTA passenger rail corridor near Kwinana Freeway, Jandakot.
Site establishment works (until August 2021)
A work site will be established near the Canning River Rail Bridge in Thornlie ahead of works to relocate the Kwinana White Oil Line. Site access is needed to install fencing, gates, laydown areas and facilities. Site clearing will see the removal of some large trees with revegetation occurring at project conclusion. Heavy vehicles and equipment will be used in the area.
Aubin Grove Station (ongoing)
Night works (10pm-5am) will be taking place in the rail corridor between Russell Road and Bertram Road, and at the intersection of the Kwinana Freeway and Gaebler Road in Hammond Park. Works will include potholing, hand trenching and electrical tooling, excavation works and installation of cables, signal bases, concrete pits and conduits.
Rockingham Station (ongoing)
Night works (10pm-5am) will be taking place in the rail corridor at Rockingham Station, including the rail corridor to Lake Cooloongup Reserve. Works will include potholing, hand trenching and electrical tooling, excavation works and installation of cables, signal bases, concrete pits and conduits.
Kenwick Rail Tunnel (until 31 July 2021)
Night works (7pm-7am) to complete potholing, geotechnical testing and survey work in the rail corridor near the Kenwick Rail Tunnel. These works need to be completed at night while passenger trains are not running, and there may be increased noise from light vehicles and construction equipment.
Footpath closure and detour (until December 2021)
Temporary closures of various sections of footpath along the freight rail corridor for service relocation works.
Traffic management will be in place and there will be signage along the detour route and maps posted at closure points
More information including exact locations and detours here.
Service relocations (until December 2021)
Working with utility companies to relocate and replace existing underground gas and water services, including a section of the Parmelia Gas Pipeline, Water Corporation and ATCO Gas assets.
Works will include establishing a work site and site access, site clearing, drilling and preparing for noise wall construction and revegetation.
More information here.
Underground gas pipeline relocation (until 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.
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.
Further information available here.
Level Crossing Closure (ongoing)
The level crossing at Elliot Place and Cameron Street, Thornlie, is closed 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 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 ongoing work in the project area.
Works will include relocation of utilities, drainage installation, use of site facilities (including crib rooms), earthworks, foundation preparation, access road improvement, 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 continues. 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.