Bayswater to Malaga Rail Works

Closed 26 Nov 2019

Opened 20 Nov 2019

Overview

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is proposing to implement the Bayswater to Malaga Rail Works (the ‘Proposal’).  The Proposal comprises the construction and operation of a 9 km dual passenger railway track extending from the existing Midland railway line from the existing Bayswater station to Malaga.  The Proposal includes two new stations at Morley and Noranda with intermodal rail, bus, carpark and active mode (cycling and walking) facilities at each station and turnback facility.

The Proposal will be undertaken within a 205 hectares (ha) development envelope predominantly situated within the Tonkin Hwy Road Reserve and is proposed to:

  • clear up to 17.8 ha of vegetation with 0.8 ha of vegetation in degraded or better condition
  • potential Black Cockatoo foraging habitat and potential breeding trees with no suitable hollows
  • disturb areas of potential Acid Sulfate Soils, acidic landscapes and contaminated soils
  • temporary dewater potentially impacting localised groundwater levels temporarily
  • generate temporary construction noise and operational noise and vibration from within the development envelope situated predominantly with in the Tonkin Highway Road Reserve.

The proposal will have the potential to generate temporary construction noise and operational noise and vibration from within the development envelope situated predominantly with in the Tonkin Highway Road Reserve.

Management and mitigation measures are proposed to be in place during the construction and operation of this proposal.

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What Happens Next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals