Yanchep Rail Extension: Part 2 – Eglinton to Yanchep

Closed 10 Sep 2018

Opened 4 Sep 2018

Overview

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) proposes to construct and operate an extension of the existing Joondalup railway line from a point north of the proposed future Eglinton Station. The proposal will extend the Joondalup railway line through to Yanchep in the City of Wanneroo and includes a new intermodal transit station within the Yanchep City Centre area.

The development envelope is up to 73 hectares (ha) and the proposal will result in potential impacts to native vegetation that includes black cockatoo habitat; potential western quoll habitat; a Threatened Ecological Community (Melaleuca huegelii – M. acerosa (M. systena) shrublands on limestone ridges); and a number of Priority Ecological Communities including the Banksia dominated woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain IBRA Region,  the Northern Spearwood shrublands, and the Tuart woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain.

The proposal traverses Ningana Bushland (Bush Forever site 289) which contains regionally significant bushland.  The proposal may also impact four Priority listed flora species.

Note:  The EPA is currently assessing Part 1 of the Yanchep Rail Extension which is to construct and operate the rail extension from the existing Butler Station and includes two new intermodal transit stations at Alkimos and Eglinton.

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