Byford Rail Extension

Closed 20 Sep 2020

Opened 14 Sep 2020

Overview

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) proposes to construct and operate 8 km of new railway (including dual tracks and associated rail infrastructure), between Armadale and Byford. The proposal includes modification to the existing Armadale Station and construction and operation of a new station at Byford. The proposal includes the replacement of level crossings with grade separated crossings, either road over rail or rail over road. 

The proposal involves clearing of up to 50 hectares (ha) of vegetation and fauna habitat within a 160 ha development envelope.

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