Malaga to Ellenbrook Rail Works - Public Environmental Review

Closes 10 Aug 2020

Opened 27 Jul 2020

Overview

The Public Transport Authority proposes to construct and operate a new 13 kilometre dual railway track between Malaga and Ellenbrook. The proposed Malaga to Ellenbrook Rail Works connects with the Bayswater to Malaga Rail Works. The proposal includes three new stations at Malaga, Whiteman Park and Ellenbrook. A potential future station is included at Bennett Springs East.

The proposal will impact areas of Banksia dominated woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain Priority Ecological Community (Priority 3), fauna habitat and Bush Forever site 304. The proposal has the potential to impact sites of Aboriginal heritage significance at Bennett Brook. Ongoing operation of the proposal may impact on the amenity of nearby residents and recreational users of Whiteman Park.

The Environmental Review Document is available for download from https://epa.wa.gov.au/proposals/malaga-ellenbrook-rail-works

The proposal has been determined to be a controlled action (EPBC 2019/8546) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and will be assessed by accredited assessment under the Environmental Protection Act 1986. This means that the EPA will also assess the controlled action under the EPBC Act on behalf of the Commonwealth.

The EPA has previously determined that the Bayswater to Malaga Rail Works was not to be assessed under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

The EPA prefers submissions to be made online. Click below to make your submission.

Alternatively, submissions may be:

Posted to:

The Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority

Locked Bag 10, Joondalup DC WA 6919; or

Delivered to:

Environmental Protection Authority

Prime House, 8 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please email info.epa@dwer.wa.gov.au or phone EPA Services – Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 6364 7000.

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