Malaga to Ellenbrook Rail Works

Closed 14 Feb 2020

Opened 7 Feb 2020

Overview

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) proposes to construct and operate a new 13 kilometre (km) dual railway track between Malaga and Ellenbrook. The proposed Malaga to Ellenbrook extends from the proposed Bayswater to Malaga railway line.

The proposal includes three new stations at Malaga, Whiteman Park and Ellenbrook with intermodal rail, bus, carpark and active mode (cycling and walking) facilities at each station. A potential future station is also proposed at Bennett Springs and rail stabling facility at Henley Brook within Whiteman Park.

The proposal development envelope is 501 ha and clears up to 123 hectares (ha) of native vegetation in Degraded or better condition and 190 ha of native vegetation in Completely Degraded condition. The proposal will directly impact on Bush Forever site 304, the Banksia dominated woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain ecological community (Priority 3) and fauna habitat. The proposal may also impact Threatened and Priority flora species.

The Proposal has the potential to impact on sites of heritage significance such as Bennett Brook. Ongoing operation of the proposal may impact on the amenity of nearby residents.

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