Yanchep Rail Extension: Part 1 – Butler to Eglinton

Closed 22 Feb 2018

Opened 16 Feb 2018


The Public Transport Authority (PTA) proposes to extend the existing Joondalup railway line by 7.3 kilometres from Butler Station to the suburb of Eglinton in the City of Wanneroo. The proposal is to construct and operate the rail extension and includes two new intermodal (rail, bus, ‘park and ride’, ‘kiss and ride’, walk and cycle) transit stations at Alkimos and Eglinton.

The PTA will operate train services between Perth and Eglinton Stations and bus services from the Alkimos and Eglinton Stations.

The proposal will require the clearing and disturbance of 70.22 hectares, including 1.12 hectares of the Melaleuca huegeliiM. acerosa (M. systena) shrublands on limestone ridges Threatened Ecological Community 26a.

Why your views matter

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.


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