Construction Yanchep Rail Extension

Notice of upcoming works

Yanchep Rail Extension project works have started along the rail corridor, at station sites and on roads between Butler Station and the future Yanchep Station.

Works are permitted between 7am and 7pm from Monday to Saturday. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts.

Road Changes

Notice of Upcoming Traffic Impacts

Yanchep Rail Extension project works have started between Butler and Yanchep. Traffic management will be in place intermittently on roads that intersect the rail corridor or are near the future station sites. This will include Yanchep Beach Road, Pipidinny Road, Santorini Promenade, Marmion Avenue and local roads. 

Traffic controllers will use stop/slow signs to direct traffic and there will be signage on the road to provide advance warning of works.

Works are permitted between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans, and every effort will be made to minimise impacts. Please drive carefully.


Road closure: Pipidinny Road, Eglinton

The City of Wanneroo approved an application to temporarily close a section of Pipidinny Road as part of our works.

With this approval we can now progress planning of when, where and how long may we close the road. This closure will save eleven months off the construction program, reduce the duration of disruptions and be safer for vehicles, pedestrians, residents and workers. See below for a detour map. 

We invite you to contact us so we can provide any further information you may require on 9326 3666 or info@metronet.wa.gov.au



Increase in traffic on local roads (From February 2021)

Two new access gates and a new site compound will be operational in Alkimos from February 2021.

This will enable construction vehicles to access the rail corridor between Butler Station and Santorini Promenade, Alkimos and build the Santorini bridge.

Residents may notice more vehicles and intermittent traffic management on local roads Darbyshire Parade, Missingham Avenue and Werner Street, Alkimos and Doncaster Grange, Wallasey Bend and Charlbury Drive, Butler.  

Trucks on Local Roads (From March 2021)

There will be an increase in trucks on local roads to move material from Alkimos to Butler. 

Large trucks will turn off Santorini Promenade, travel down Kells Road, turn right onto Broadford Avenue and then left into the Charlbury Drive access gate.

There will be intermittent stop and slow truck movements through the route. Water carts and street sweepers will be used daily to minimise any impacts from increased dust.


Temporary road closure - Booderee Road, Yanchep (October 2020 – late 2021)

Booderee Road will be closed at the intersection of Yanchep Beach Road from late October 2020. 

This will enable the construction of the temporary Yanchep Beach Road diversion as part of the building the new bridge over the future Yanchep rail line. 

Works include installing concrete barriers and detour signage on Yanchep Beach Road, building a new traffic diversion road and shared path next to Yanchep Beach Road and relocating underground services. There will be no access to Booderee Road from the Yanchep Beach Road intersection. Access will be maintained to properties on Avon Road, via Kakadu Road.

Nearby residents may notice increased noise and dust in the area from construction vehicles and machinery. Water carts will be in operation to assist in reducing dust. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans. 

Standard work hours are between Monday to Saturday, 7am-7pm. Some night works will be required. 
 

Noise Walls

Noise walls construction will start in early 2021 with earthworks already underway from the Butler Station site to Howden Parade, Alkimos. The project team is speaking with residents in this area, and engagement will continue in other areas as design details are finalised.

Most noise walls will be built on the rail corridor boundary from durable concrete panels and steel posts.Noise walls location and height will vary, depending on the distance between residential properties and the rail corridor, topography, and predicted noise levels.

Noise modelling has been undertaken by acoustic experts, and rail noise will comply with State Planning Policy 5.4, which sets targets and limits for noise.

Preparation for Noise Walls (From January 2021)

From January 4 preparation work for noise wall installation will start on the east side of the rail corridor at sections of Charlbury Drive in Butler and on Chesham Rise in Alkimos.

The works include:

  • Removal of existing wire fences and installation of temporary fencing panels.
  • Removal of remnant vegetation where required.
  • Building limestone hardstands within the rail corridor.
  • Use of machine-mounted augers to drill holes on the rail corridor boundary.

The project team will also undertake engagement with affected residents to provide more specific information about locations and heights.

Footpaths will be closed on the western side of Charlbury Drive, Butler and Chesham Rise, Alkimos.

Local residents may notice increased machinery and construction activity within the rail corridor.

Concrete panel and post noise walls will be installed on the rail corridor boundary in select locations

in Butler and Alkimos. More detailed information will follow about noise walls in local areas.

Upcoming Out of Hours Works

There are currently no out of hours works scheduled. 

Upcoming works

Temporary shared path closure (12 – 16 April, 2021)

The shared path on the eastern side of Marmion Avenue between Brindebella Parkway and Graceful Boulevard will be temporarily closed from 12 – 16 April 2021. This is to facilitate the installation of a concrete shared path at the Alkimos Station compound entrance off Marmion Avenue, replacing the existing shared path.

Signage will be in place advising pedestrians and cyclists to detour to the shared path on the western side of Marmion Avenue.

Works will take place during standard work hours Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm.

All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans. Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions.


Bridge team mobilising (March – late 2022)

The bridge construction team will be mobilising to the new site compound established on the western side of the rail corridor north of Darbyshire Parade.

The compound will be used by the team while building the Santorini Promenade and Howden Parade bridges.

Residents close to the area will notice personal vehicles arriving to site from 6am and there will be an increase in traffic on Darbyshire Parade during work hours.

Heavy vehicle movements will increase as works progress. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.


Clearing and Earthworks (March - late June 2021)

Clearing will be completed within the rail corridor on the northern verge of Yanchep Beach Road for the Yanchep Beach Road bridge, followed by earthworks.

Limestone placing and compacting will also take place to build crane pads and a hard surface area for vehicles.

Residents will notice machinery and vehicles operating in the rail corridor and may experience a potential increase in noise, dust and vibration.

All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans. Every effort will be made to minimise impacts on the community.

Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions


Machinery Mobilising (16 March - late April 2021)

A mobile limestone crusher and screener will be moved to the Yanchep site compound to crush limestone.

Works will take place MondaThe plant machinery will include a crusher, screener and front end loader and transport trucks.

There may be an increease in noise and dust, and noise and dust management controls will be in place.

Dates are subject to change due to weather. 


Piling Rig and Earthworks (15 March - late May 2021)

Works to mobilise a new drill rig to site and ongoing earthworks will take place in the rail corridor between Santorini Promenade and Howden Parade. 

Machinery and vehicles will be operating in the area and there may be an increease in noise and vibration. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts and all works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.

Dates are subject to change due to weather. 

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