Construction impacts

Updates and information on local traffic and construction impacts affected by Perth Stadium.

Midland Line Shutdown 21-25 September

30 August 2017

A four-day Shutdown of the Midland Line is needed in September to complete a large portion of works for the East Perth Station upgrade.  

The Shutdown takes place from around 7pm on Thursday 21 September through to last service on Monday 25 September (public holiday) and will impact all stations from East Perth to Midland. During the Shutdown, replacement buses will operate, but journey times will be longer to please allow extra travel time.

Visit the Transperth website to find out how the Shutdown will impact you and plan journey. Passengers who require special assistance on the network should phone customer service on 1800 800 022 at least an hour before they travel.

Perth Stadium Station out of hours works

25 August 2017

To complete the final works on Perth Stadium Station and the Victoria Park Stow Road, the following out-of-hours work will be undertaken between Claisebrook Station and Victoria Park Station as outlined below:

  • Monday 28 August - Friday 1 September - 7pm-6am each night
  • Monday 4 September - Friday 8 September - 7pm-6am each night

Whilst major works were completed in June this year, these out-of-hours works are to finalise the infrastructure before it is handed back to the Public Transport Authority.  The work will comprise of three main tasks:

  • Track work: finalising the profile of the rail and track ballast.
  • Civil work: installing a driver’s footpath between the tracks. 
  • Signals and overhead line work: finalising the infrastructure for commissioning.

The work will progress up and down the track and will include the use of a variety of plant and machinery, which is likely to generate some noise, dust and minimal vibration. 

All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved Noise Management Plan and while every effort will be made to minimise the noise and dust, some disturbance is unavoidable. We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

With this information in mind, during the works if you feel there is excessive dust or noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443.  This allows them to immediately review the source of the impact and, if possible, put mitigation measures in place. 

Burswood riverside path open to public

24 August 2017

Riverside cyclists, walkers and runners can now use the final alignment of path between Crown Towers and Perth Stadium at Burswood.

Access to the river had been diverted around Stadium and Swan River Pedestrian Bridge construction works for several months, while work has continued to complete utility, landscaping and other works.

The recent relocation of site offices for the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge, from Burswood to East Perth, has allowed for completion of the final alignment of principal shared path (PSP), giving the public access to approximately 300m of renewed riverside recreation.

 

East Perth Station Upgrade out-of-hours works

14 August 2017

To continue work on the East Perth Station Upgrade, out-of-hours work is required as follows:

  • Monday 14 August, 9pm to Tuesday 15 August, 5am
  • Friday 18 August, 7pm to Sunday 20 August, 7am
  • Sunday 20 August to Thursday 24 August, 10pm to 5am each night
  • Friday 1 September, 7pm to Monday 4 September, 5am.

This work is required to take place during these hours to prevent excessive disruption to Midland Line services and ensure the safety of our passengers and the general public. The purpose of these night works is:

  • Delivery and unloading of rail into the East Parade Car Park
  • Commission and put into service the new station platform
  • Decommission and removal of existing temporary platform to the south
  • Partial decommissioning and disassembling of the existing platform
  • Opening of new temporary platform to the north
  • Bulk excavation to the south of the station
  • Installation of OLE Masts
  • Signalling work
  • Installation and fit-out of island canopy roof.

All works will follow an approved Noise Management Plan, however some disturbance is unavoidable.  If you feel there is excessive noise during these works, please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0428 358 569. This allows them to immediately review the source of the noise and if possible, put mitigation measures in place.

Alternatively, for any other feedback or enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium

Perth Stadium Station lighting test

19 July 2017

The Public Transport Authority will be testing the lighting at the newly constructed Perth Stadium Rail Station tonight, 19 July 2017, from approximately 6:30pm to 11:30pm.

Whilst the lighting has been on intermittently over the last four weeks, tonight the entire platform and concourse will be energised.

The testing of the lights should not impact local residents nor should it distract drivers on Victoria Park Drive or Graham Farmer Freeway.

Shared path diversion near Perth Stadium site

30 July 2017

From Monday 3 July to late-July 2017 utility works will be undertaken along the shared pedestrian pathway to the south of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge construction site, Burswood Peninsula side.

While the works are being undertaken, the shared pedestrian pathway in that area will be diverted onto a temporary shared path. See the detour map below.

A map showing the pedestrian path detour near the Perth Stadium site

The newly constructed temporary shared path is same width as the current path in place, asphalted and fenced off from the surrounding construction sites (as is the existing shared pedestrian pathway in this area).

Signage is in place at both ends of the diversion notifying path users of the change in path and recommending cyclists dismount due two tight corners included in the temporary path.

At the conclusion of the works the shared pedestrian pathway adjacent to the Swan River will re-open and the path diversion will close.

East Perth Station - Pedestrian Footbridge Closure

30 June 2017

To allow the station’s new concourse to be safely craned into position, the pedestrian footbridge crossing the tracks at East Perth Station will now close on the evenings of Sunday 2 and Monday 3 July, from 8.30pm to 5.30am the following day.

During this time, the Midland Line will be closed and train replacement buses will operate from East Parade.  As such, passengers travelling to or from the west side of the tracks at East Perth Station (where the Public Transport Centre is located), are strongly encouraged to avoid East Perth and use either Claisebrook or Mt Lawley stations.  Alternatively, local passengers can also access Transperth services via Routes 41, 42, 48 and 55 from Lord Street, East Perth.

Local community members who wish to cross the tracks can do so at either the Lord Street underpass or the Graham Farmer Freeway pathway.

For passenger information and to plan your journey, please visit transperth.wa.gov.au.  If you are a passenger with mobility issues or a vision impairment and you would like assistance at a train station, please contact our customer service team on 1800 800 22 at least one hour before you intend to travel.

Perth Stadium Station July out-of-hours works

29 June 2017

To complete work on Perth Stadium Station, the Victoria Park Stow Road and associated infrastructure, out-of-hours works will be undertaken between Claisebrook Station and Victoria Park Station from Sunday 2 July to Saturday 26 July, 8pm to 4am.

The work will entail general track work and will require the use of front end loaders, rail saws and rail grinders, which will generate some noise.

All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved Noise and Vibration Management Plan. While every effort will be made to minimise the noise, some disturbance is unavoidable. We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

With this information in mind, during the works if you feel there is excessive dust, noise or vibration, please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443.  This allows them to immediately review the source of the impact and, if possible, put mitigation measures in place. 

For project enquiries or feedback outside of night works, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email: perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au.

East Perth Station Upgrade works

23 June 2017

The East Perth Station upgrade works are now underway.  The $25 million upgrade will make the station more modern, accessible and better able to host larger crowds expected once Perth Stadium opens in 2018.

Standard construction hours are 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  However as part of the program, out-of-hours work and pedestrian/cycling diversions are required. Full details are available on the East Perth Station Upgrade page.

Perth Stadium Station - June out of hours works

21 June 2017

To complete work on Perth Stadium Station, the Victoria Park Stow Road and associated infrastructure, out-of-hours works will be undertaken between Claisebrook Station and Victoria Park Station from Tuesday 20 June 2017 – Friday 30 June 2017, 9pm-5am each day.

The work will include general track work with the use of a front end loader, rail saw and rail grinder which will generate some noise.  Train services will not be impacted.

All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved Noise and Vibration Management Plan. While every effort will be made to minimise the noise, some disturbance is unavoidable. We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

With this information in mind, during the works if you feel there is excessive dust, noise or vibration, please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443.  This allows them to immediately review the source of the impact and, if possible, put mitigation measures in place. 

For project enquiries or feedback outside of night works, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email: perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au.

East Perth Station Upgrade works

12 June 2017

The East Perth Station upgrade works are now underway.  The $25 million upgrade will make the station more modern, accessible and better able to host larger crowds expected once Perth Stadium opens in 2018.

Standard construction hours are 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  However as part of the program, out-of-hours work and pedestrian/cycling diversions are required. Full details are available on the East Perth Station Upgrade page.

Perth Stadium Station – June out of hours works

30 May 2017

To complete work on Perth Stadium Station, the Victoria Park Stow Road and associated infrastructure, the following line closures and out-of-hours works will be undertaken between Claisebrook Station and Victoria Park Station as outlined below

  • From Friday 9 June, 8pm to Monday 12 June, 4.30am;
  • The evenings of Monday 12 June to Thursday 15 June from 10pm to 4.30am each evening; and,
  • From Friday 16 June, 8pm to Monday 19 June, 4.30am.

No train services will operate during these times, however replacement buses will be available.

Works will include:

  • Construction of the drivers’ footpath;
  • Regulating, welding and general track work;
  • Overhead line works and commissioning; and
  • Signal testing, installation and commissioning.

All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved Noise and Vibration Management Plan. While every effort will be made to minimise the noise, some disturbance is unavoidable. We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

With this information in mind, during the works if you feel there is excessive dust, noise or vibration, please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443.  This allows them to immediately review the source of the impact and, if possible, put mitigation measures in place. 

For project enquiries or feedback outside of night works, please contact Perth Stadium via phone (9428 1961) or email.

Perth Stadium Station– May out of hours works

5 May 2017

To continue work on Perth Stadium Station, the Victoria Park Stow Road and associated infrastructure, the following out-of-hours works will be undertaken between Claisebrook Station and Victoria Park Station as outlined below:

  • Monday 8 to Friday 12 May: 12.30am to 4.30am each day
  • Monday 15 to Friday 19 May: 12.30am to 4.30am each day
  • Monday 22 to Friday 26 May: 1am to 4.30am each day

All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved Noise and Vibration Management Plan. While every effort will be made to minimise the noise and vibration, some disturbance is unavoidable. We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

With this information in mind, during the works if you feel there is excessive dust, noise or vibration, please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443.  This allows them to immediately review the source of the impact and, if possible, put mitigation measures in place.  For project enquiries or feedback outside of night works, please contact Perth Stadium via phone (9428 1961) or email.

Perth Stadium Station out-of-hours works

10 April 2017

Out-of-hours works will be undertaken between Perth Stadium Station and Victoria Park Station on Thursday 13 to Tuesday 18 April (Easter long weekend) and Sunday 30 April to Friday 5 May (between 10pm and 4am each day).

The following works will be undertaken:

  • Civil works including earthworks and the installation of handrails, conduits, retaining walls.
  • Track work including compacting and profiling of ballast.
  • Overhead line and signalling works including mast installation.

All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved Noise and Vibration Management Plan. While every effort will be made to minimise the noise and vibration, some disturbance is unavoidable. We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

During the works if you feel there is excessive dust, noise or vibration, please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443.  This allows them to immediately review the source of the impact and, if possible, put mitigation measures in place.  For project enquiries outside of the long weekend please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or via email.

East Perth Station Upgrade works

24 March 2017

The East Perth Station upgrade works are now underway.  The $25 million upgrade will make the station more modern, accessible and better able to host larger crowds expected once Perth Stadium opens in 2018.

Standard construction hours are 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  However as part of the program, out-of-hours work and pedestrian/cycling diversions are required. Full details are available on the East Perth Station Upgrade page.

Victoria Park Drive – Principal Shared Path Diversion

22 March 2017

Due to Perth Stadium transport infrastructure works, a section of the Principal Shared Path (PSP) along Victoria Park Drive towards the Graham Farmer Freeway, will be relocated to the western side of the road.

As this temporary diversion crosses three roads that lead to construction sites, with large volumes of heavy construction vehicles, we strongly encourage all cyclists and pedestrians to use the alternative route where possible or travel slowly and with care. 

This diversion will be in place from Wednesday 22 March and is likely to be in place until Monday 24 July 2017.

East Perth Station Upgrade out-of-hours works

24 February 2017

As part of the East Perth Station upgrade, out of hours works are required from 10pm to 5am from Sunday 26 February 2017 through to October 2017.

The work will take place on an as-needs basis so that construction material can be transferred into the rail reserve, supporting daytime works throughout the week.  This needs to take place during these hours to prevent disruption to train services and ensure the safety of the workers, train passengers and the general public.  

All works will follow an approved Noise Management Plan.  While we don’t anticipate high levels of noise from this activity, some disturbance is unavoidable.  

During out-of-hours works if you feel there is excessive noise, please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0428 358 569. This allows them to immediately review the source of the noise and if possible, put mitigation measures in place. 

Alternatively, for any other feedback or enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au

Perth Stadium Station out of hours works – February, March and April

10 February 2017

Works will be undertaken in the rail reserve between Great Eastern Highway and Victoria Park Station, and at Perth Stadium Station during weekend closures in February, March and April 2017.

See below for details of the works:

February 17-20

Great Eastern Highway to Victoria Park Station

  • Earthworks, drainage, drivers’ footpath and install pits
  • Overhead line wiring
  • Track works at crossovers
  • Pre-commissioning works
  • Under bore drilling for water connection
  • Perth Stadium Station
  • Platform work and associated works.

March 3-7

Great Eastern Highway to Victoria Park Station

  • Earthworks, drainage, drivers’ footpath and general tidy up
  • Track works at crossovers
  • Follow-up tamping and grinding
  • Pre-commissioning works
  • Perth Stadium Station
  • Platform work and associated work
  • OLE wiring of crossovers at west end.

April 14-18 (Easter long weekend)

Claisebrook to Victoria Park Station

  • Commissioning of signaling and overhead lines
  • Drivers’ footpath.

All work will follow an approved out-of-hours noise management plan and while every effort will be made to minimise the noise, some disturbance is unavoidable.

Water will be used to suppress the dust within the reserve when possible but we would advise keeping doors and windows closed. We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

During night works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443. This allows them to immediately review the source of the noise and, if possible, put mitigation measures in place.  Please do not phone this number during the day.

For daytime feedback and other enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium via phone (9428 1961) or email

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge piling works – East Perth side

7 February 2017

Piling on the East Perth side of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge will commence on Tuesday 7 February. 

A total of 37 concrete piles will be driven into the Bridge landing area on the East Perth side until the work is complete.

Piling will run intermittently between 8am and 7pm weekdays and 8am to 5pm on Saturdays.

East Perth Station Upgrade out-of-hours works

25 January 2017

To continue work on the East Perth Station upgrade, the following out-of-hours work is required:

  • Monday 30 January to Thursday 2 February 2017 between 7pm and 5am each day;
  • Monday 6 February to Friday 10 February 2017 between 8pm and 5am each day;
  • Sunday 12 February 2017 to Monday 20 February 2017 between 8pm and 5am each day.

This work is required to take place during these hours to prevent disruption to Midland Line services and ensure the safety of our passengers and the general public.

The purpose of these night works is to:

  • Install canopy footings on the Indian Pacific platform at the Public Transport Centre;
  • Erect two 55m of platform walls for the new island platform; and,
  • Set up a safe construction site area within the rail corridor to build the new island platform during daytime, limiting the need for future train disruptions and night works.

All work will follow an approved Noise Management Plan, however some disturbance is unavoidable. We envisage some dust, noise and light vibration as a result of these works. There will also be higher-than-usual truck movements during the day and night for the delivery of construction materials.

During out-of-hours works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0428 358 569. This allows them to immediately review the source of the noise and if possible, put mitigation measures in place.  

Alternatively, for any other feedback or enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email us

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Piling works – Burswood Peninsula side

18 January 2017

Piling on the Burswood side of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge has commenced today. 

A total of eight concrete piles will be driven into the Bridge landing area on the Burswood Peninsula side between 7am and 7pm from today until the work is complete.

The start date of piling works on the East Perth side of the river is yet to be confirmed. A daily piling schedule will be made available on this page to assist residents and business to plan their daily activities around expected noise and mild vibrations. 

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Piling works

12 January 2017

In preparation for the assembly of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge later in 2017 additional piling is required on land to support the ramps leading to the Bridge.

East Perth piling

A total of 37 concrete piles (rather than noisier steel piles used previously) will be driven on the East Perth side of the river over approximately 12 days in January and February 2017. No work will be undertaken on public holidays.

Work will commence today in East Perth to prepare a platform for the piling rigs. This will involve the deposit of additional granite fill along the shoreline within the project boundary. The project’s environmental and construction management plan will guide these works.

The works will commence with delivery of the granite fill, the piling rig and precast piles from 12 January to 25 January 2017. Trucks will enter the area via Graham Farmer Freeway, East Parade, Waterloo Crescent, Nile Street to the East Perth bridge site.  They will leave the area via Nile Street, Waterloo Crescent, East Parade, Adelaide Terrace and Great Eastern Highway.

All deliveries will be made during normal works hours between 7am and 7pm.

Burswood piling

On the Burswood Peninsula, eight piles are required for the bridge approach. This piling work is scheduled over five days in January 2017. No work will be undertaken on public holidays.

Confirmed dates for piling on both sides of the River will be confirmed on this page in addition to a daily piling schedule to assist residents and business to plan their daily activities around expected noise and mild vibrations.

There will be no additional piling required one these works are completed and we apologise for any disturbance this may cause.

Craig Street closure – 9 January to April 2017

4 January 2016

From 9 January 2017 until April 2017 Craig Street (located between Burswood Road and Great Eastern Highway) will be closed to enable excavation and road reconstruction works.

Road user access to the area will be maintained via signed detours on Great Eastern Highway and Burswood Road during this time. Please also note:

  • Access to Great Eastern Highway: Motorists travelling from Teddington Road to access Great Eastern Highway will need to turn right at Burswood Road. They will then be able to turn right or left via new signals at Great Eastern Highway.
  • Access to Lathlain from Great Eastern Highway: Those who would normally use Craig Street from Great Eastern Highway will need to turn left earlier at the new Burswood Road signals to access Lathlain businesses and residences.  

These works are required to meet the changes and demands of key developments along the Burswood Peninsula, including the Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct.

Further details are available at the Main Roads WA website.

Armadale/Thornlie line disruption and out of hours transport infrastructure works: 6-23 January 2017

22 December 2016

The will be a 17-day disruption of the Armadale/Thornlie line from the evening of Friday 6 January through to the first services on Monday 23 January 2017 to build the new stowage track between the main lines.

Construction activity will be continuous from 7pm to 4am with most works occurring in Victoria Park between Great Eastern Highway and Victoria Park Station.

On-track vehicles will be in operation at night and must occasionally sound their horn as a safety precaution. This is a rail safety requirement and whilst some residents may find this noise disturbing we are unable to silence the alert.

Dust monitoring will be undertaken in various locations during the works and measures will be put in place, should levels be exceeded. However, it is likely that there will be some dust issues for residents and businesses if strong winds prevail during the works.

All work will be carried out in accordance with a Construction Environmental Management Plan, approved by the project’s environmental regulators, and a Noise Management Plan which has been approved by the Town of Victoria Park. Monitors will be set up in various locations within the construction area to monitor noise and vibration levels.

We apologise for any disturbance or inconvenience these activities may cause. However, to ensure the completion of works during the shutdown, as well as the successful handover and commissioning of the tracks for a full train service on Monday 23 January 2017, the construction timetable cannot be altered.

With this information in mind, if you feel there is excessive noise, vibration or dust during the Shutdown period please contact the project communications officer directly on 0429 088 443. For general feedback and other enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium via email or phone: 9428 1961.

East Perth Station Upgrade Out-of-Hours Works – Thursday 5 January and Friday 6 January 2017

19 December 2016

To continue works for the East Peth Station upgrade out-of-hours work is required from 12am to 4:30am on Thursday 5 January and Friday 6 January 2017.

The works include relocating long welded rail within the rail corridor and must be undertaken during these hours to prevent disruption to Midland Line services.

All work will follow an approved Noise Management Plan, however some disturbance is unavoidable. We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

Standard construction hours are 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  During out-of-hours works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443. This allows them to immediately review the source of the noise and if possible, put mitigation measures in place.

Alternatively, for any other feedback or enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium via email or phone: 9428 1961.

Great Eastern Highway at Victoria Park Drive right-turn permanently closed

2 December 2016

The right-turn from Great Eastern Highway westbound into Victoria Park Drive will closed permanently.  Access to Victoria Park Drive will be available via a new U-turn facility at Great Eastern Highway and Bolton Avenue intersection

Resurfacing works will also take place from 12 December 2016 on Victoria Park Drive, Burswood Road and Great Eastern Highway from 8pm to 6am nightly.  One lane in each direction on Great Eastern Highway will be available during the works to maintain access for road users through the area.

Further information can be found at the Main Roads WA website.

Out-of-hours works between Great Eastern Highway and Victoria Park Station – 2 to 24 December 2016

25 November 2016

As part of the Victoria Park Stow Road project (to provide an additional stowage track to support Perth Stadium Station) an out-of-hours works program will take place from Friday 2 December through to Friday 24 December 2016.

During this time, night works will take place in the rail reserve between Great Eastern Highway and Victoria Park Station between the hours of 7pm and 7am.  In addition, there will also be work on three Sundays (4, 11 and 18 December) between the hours of 7am and 7pm.

During both the standard construction hours (7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday) and out-of-hours works (as above), flashbutt welding and rail grinding will take place.  An excavator and front end loaders will also be used.  The grinding activities will create noise and may be disruptive to residents.

To minimise this noise we will be erecting some temporary noise barriers.  All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved Out of Hours Noise Management Plan.  Every effort will be made to minimise the noise, however some disturbance is unavoidable.  We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

During night works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443.  This allows them to immediately review the source of the noise and, if possible, put mitigation measures in place.  Please do not phone this number during the day.  For daytime complaints and other enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium via phone: 9428 1961 or email.

Swan River path diversion between Windan and Swan River Pedestrian Bridges

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Cabling and electrical works will be undertaken along the shared pedestrian pathway adjacent to the Swan River between the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge construction site and Windan Bridge. The works will commence from Monday 28 November and conclude in mid-December 2016.

Whilst the works are being undertaken the shared pedestrian pathway adjacent to the Swan River will be closed with cyclists and pedestrians diverted to a newly constructed path through the Sports Precinct. Please see the detour map below.

Swan River path detour map 21 November 2016 to mid-December 2016

The path is slightly narrower than the existing path adjacent to the Swan River will be fenced off from the rest of the construction site.

Cyclists are urged to slow down while travelling along the path and pedestrians are urged to keep left and be aware of cyclists.

At the conclusion of the works the existing path adjacent to the Swan River will be re-opened to users and the path throughout the Chevron Parkland within the Sports Precinct will close and re-open when the Stadium opens in early 2018.

East Perth Station Upgrade works – October and November 2016

26 October 2016

Early work on the East Perth Station upgrade is now underway.  The $25 million upgrade will make the station more modern, accessible and better able to host larger crowds expected once Perth Stadium opens in 2018.

Standard construction hours are 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  However as part of the program, out-of-hours work and pedestrian/cycling diversions are required. Full details are available on the East Perth Station Upgrade page.

Perth Stadium Station out of hours works – October and November 2016

Friday 14 October 2016

During the months of October and November, out of hours work will be required between Perth Stadium Station in Burswood through to Victoria Park Station.

Line closures

The Armadale/Thornlie Line will be closed from 8pm, Friday 21 October until 4am, Monday 24 October and from 8pm, Friday 4 November until 4am, Monday 7 November.  During the closures, train replacement buses will operate, using Rutland Avenue and Victoria Park Drive.  The out-of-hours works will consist of civil works, overhead line works, rail and signalling works.

October works

During the October line closure (see dates above), night works will be required at the Perth Stadium Station construction site.

There will be on-track vehicles in operation and whilst every effort will be made to minimise noise there is a legal safety requirement for these machines to sound their horn whilst moving along the track. The Public Transport Authority and PRISM apologise for this inconvenience.

ATCO Gas will also be conducting under bore drilling works between Victoria Park Drive and Goodwood Parade to install the new gas pipeline to Perth Stadium.

Rutland and Kitchener Avenues traffic and pedestrian bridge impacts

There will be a three-hour road closure at the intersection of Rutland Avenue and Gallipoli Avenue on the morning of Saturday 22 October to install the train drivers’ break room in the rail reserve near Victoria Park Station.  Replacement buses and general traffic will be redirected at this time.

The Howick Street pedestrian bridge will be closed during the day over the weekend November closure (see dates above) to install new security screens on the bridge.

During night works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443.  This allows them to immediately review the source of the noise and if possible, put mitigation measures in place.  For daytime complaints and other enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email: perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au.

Camfield Drive extension and associated works update

30 September 2016

Construction works have already begun to prepare the ground for the Camfield Drive extension area and Roger Mackay Drive. 

In October, a small portion of the southern lake will be isolated and drained to build a road crossing and further ground preparation works will take place on the Camfield Drive alignment. Excavated fill material will be placed on the road alignment until early next year before being removed so the roads can be built. 

All works are being undertaken under a Construction Environmental Management Plan and will take place during normal construction hours of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.  Pedestrian access across the former southern nine will remain in place.

Further details on the Camfield Drive extension works.

East Perth Station out of hours work – Sunday 25 September

22 September 2016

As part of the Perth Stadium Transport Infrastructure project out of hours work will be undertaken at the East Perth Station construction site near the Summer Street entrance between 7pm and 7am on Sunday 25 September.

Works will include removal and reinstatement of pavements and concrete kerbs to a new alignment, bitumen of new road surface, and line marking of the new road surface.

All work will follow an approved Noise Management Plan and whilst some disturbance is unavoidable, every effort will be made to minimise the noise.

During night works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443. For daytime complaints and other enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au.

East Perth Station out of hours work – Sunday 4 September

31 August 2016

As part of the Perth Stadium Transport Infrastructure project out of hours work will be undertaken at the East Perth Station construction site between 7pm and 7am on Sunday 4 September.

Works will include the excavation and installation of services outside the rail corridor in East Parade plus pit and pipe works in existing pits inside the rail corridor in North Claisebrook.

All work will follow an approved Noise Management Plan and whilst some distance is unavoidable, every effort will be made to minimise the noise.

During night works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443. For daytime complaints and other enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au.

Perth Stadium Station out-of-hours works – September 2016

25 August 2016

During the month of September, work will continue within the rail reserve between Perth Stadium Station at Burswood through to Victoria Park Station.

There will also be a 56-hour rail closure from 8pm on Friday 2 September until 4am Monday 5 September. During this closure, train replacement bus services will operate from Victoria Park Station along Rutland Avenue.

The out of hours work will consist of civil works, overhead line works, rail and signalling works. Whilst every effort will be made to minimise noise, there will be on-track vehicles operating at night in both the Burswood and Victoria Park locations. As these machines move along the track, they must sound their horn as a safety precaution to protect the people who are working alongside the track machines. This is a legal rail safety requirement.

There will be intermittent partial road closures in Rutland Avenue between 7am and 7pm on Saturday 3 September and between 7am and 12pm on Sunday 4 September so overhead portal beams can be lifted from a truck and positioned into the rail reserve using a crane.

During night works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443. For daytime complaints and other enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au

Perth Stadium Station out-of-hours works – August 2016

5 August 2016

The Armadale/Thornlie Line shut down in July was successful with the majority of the work undertaken between Burswood Station and the Perth Stadium Station. However, moving the rail lines closer to residential homes in Victoria Park Drive has resulted in some residents experiencing increased levels of noise. In an attempt to mitigate the noise, grinding of the temporary turn-outs on the train lines will be undertaken over four nights from 8 August to 12 August between 1am to 4am (grinding cannot be done while the train lines are in use). Additional grinding may be required during the week of 14 to 19 August.

Night works will also be undertaken from the 14 to 18 August between 11pm and 4am at four different locations between Rutland and Kitchener Avenues. Work will include the installation of portals along the rail corridor and boring underneath the rail lines.

All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved Noise Management Plan and Traffic Management Plan and every effort will be made to minimise the noise, however some disturbance is unavoidable. We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

During night works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443. This allows them to immediately review the source of the noise and if possible, put mitigation measures in place. For daytime complaints and other enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au

Great Eastern Hwy works – Footpath detour

1 August 2016

The footpath on the south-side of Great Eastern Highway (from the existing footbridge to Burswood Road) will be closed and a detour will be in operation from 26 July 2016 to the end of October 2016.  

Pedestrian and cyclist access to Burswood Road will be provided using the path located on the northern side of Great Eastern Highway, via the traffic signals at Bolton Avenue.

For more information please contact Rod Findlay (Project Manager for Downer Group) on 0409 108 965, visit the Main Roads WA website, or contact Main Roads WA via email or phone: 138 138.

Modification works are being undertaken across three intersections on Great Eastern Highway between the Causeway and Victoria Park Drive / Burswood Road from May 2016 to March 2017 to improve access to Crown Towers Perth and the Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct.

Victoria Park Station northern car park disruption – Kitchener Avenue

20 June 2016

From Monday 20 June sections of the northern car park at Victoria Park Station will be temporarily closed to allow works on the Victoria Park Stow Road. 

The works will take place during the day and will involve new line marking in the car park, vacuum excavation by light poles, the re-establishment of a new curb line and installation of new fencing. 

The temporary closure will result in a reduction of 12 car bays.  Once works are complete, the 12 bays will be reinstated.

Perth Stadium Train Station works and line closure – 1-9 July

20 June 2016

A nine-day line closure on the Armadale/Thornlie is needed from 1 July to 9 July inclusive so major works can be carried out on Perth Stadium Train Station.

For advice on how to get around during the shuts and more information about the disruption, visit the Transperth website or call the Transperth Info Line on 13 62 13.

Night works will be undertaken between 7pm and 7am. Every effort will be made to minimise the noise, however some disturbance is unavoidable. Lighting within the rail reserve is necessary and every effort will be made to minimise the light spill to residences. 

Additionally, between standard construction hours of 7am and 7pm, works will be undertaken that may cause higher levels of noise than normal. All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved Noise Management Plan.

During night works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443.  This allows them to immediately review the source of the noise and if possible, put mitigation measures in place.  For daytime complaints and other enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email: perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au.

Burswood Station pedestrian level crossing and car park will be closed for the duration of the Shutdown. The car park will be used as a set down area for capping and ballast for the new track and the level crossing will be closed for safety reasons. In addition, concrete sleepers will be temporarily stored on the Goodwood Parade side of the station. Detour signage will be in place along a designated pathway to allow pedestrians to cross between Victoria Park Drive and Goodwood Parade. 

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Piling schedule - East Perth

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Piling Schedule - East Perth
Date Piling schedule  Piling breaks
Wednesday 15 June

The Swan River Pedestrian Bridge
piling program has been completed.

Construction work will now continue
during normal work hours: 

  • Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm
  • Saturday 7am to 5pm
 Tuesday 14 June  7am to 6pm
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
 Monday 13 June  7am to 6pm
  •  9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
Sunday 12 June 

No piling will take place.

Construction work will occur
from 8am to 6pm.

 N/A
Saturday 11 June

8am to 5pm

  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
Friday 10 June

 7am to 6pm

  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
Thursday 9 June

No piling will take place.

Construction work will occur
during normal work hours (7am to 7pm).

 N/A
Wednesday 8 June 7am to 6pm
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
Tuesday 7 June 7am to 6pm 
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
Saturday 4 June 8am to 6pm
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
 Friday 3 June 7am to 6pm
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
 Thursday 2 June 7am to 6pm 
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm to 2pm
 Wednesday 1 June

No piling will take place.

Construction work will occur
during normal work hours (7am to 7pm).

 N/A
 Tuesday 31 May

No piling will take place.

Construction work will occur
during normal work hours (7am to 7pm).

 N/A
 Monday 30 May

No piling will take place.

Construction work will occur
during normal work hours (7am to 7pm).

 N/A
 Saturday 28 May

No piling will take place.

Construction work will occur
during normal work hours (7am to 5pm).

 N/A
 Friday 27 May 7am to 6pm
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
 Thursday 26 May 7am to 6pm
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
 Wednesday 25 May

7am to 6pm

  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30am - 2pm
 Tuesday 24 May 7am to 6pm
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
 Monday 23 May  7am to 6pm
  •  9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
 Saturday 21 May

No piling due to weather

N/A
 Friday 20 May 7am to 6pm 
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
 Thursday 19 May  7:30am to 6pm
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm
 Wednesday 18 May  7:30am to 6pm
  • 9:30am - 10am
  • 1:30pm - 2pm

 

 

 

 

 



































































































































Please note: 

A pile takes approximately two hours to drive into the river bed with a total of approximately six hours of piling expected each day. There will be short breaks between piles. 

If dolphins enter the area while pilling is underway, work will stop until the dolphins are safely out of the area.

We will update this schedule as the work progresses, please revisit this page regularly for updates.

For more information about piling please view the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Piling Impacts Fact Sheet.

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge – Sunday works

10 June 2016               

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge welding works will be undertaken from 8am to 6pm Sunday 12 June 2016 within the East Perth fenced project site area.

On-site activities will include welding to attach additional sections of steel to the piles already installed.  The works will have minimal noise impacts and are being carried out in accordance with noise regulations for this project.

No piling will take place on Sunday 12 June.

Armadale/Thornlie Line closure – July

7 June 2016

A nine-day line closure is needed so major works can be carried out on Perth Stadium Train Station.

On Friday July 1, the last full service on the Armadale Line will depart Perth for Armadale at 6.47pm and Thornlie from Perth at 7.07pm.  There will also be a half-line service to Cannington that departs Perth at 7.02pm.

Heading to Perth, the last services will depart Armadale at 7.16pm and Thornlie at 7.35pm.

Trains will resume from first service on Sunday July 10, in time for the West Coast v North Melbourne game.

For advice on how to get around during the shuts, and more information about the disruption, visit theTransperth website or call the Transperth Info Line on 13 62 13.

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge weekend works – 14 and 15 May 2016

12 May 2016

Pile casings (steel tubes up to 20 metres long) for the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge construction works will be delivered to the East Perth site this weekend (14 and 15 May) to enable piling works to begin on or around Tuesday 17 May. 

The delivery will involve up to 20 trucks moving into the site area from Hay Street, Braithwaite Street and Nelson Avenue and then exiting East Perth via Nelson Crescent, away from residences. Once on-site the trucks will unhitch loaded trailers. To minimise noise outside of work hours, the trailers will be unloaded on Monday 16 May during normal working hours.

As per the notice below, piling will start on the East Perth foreshore on or around 17 May, for approximately 16 days over a five-week period.

From Monday 16 May 2016 an overview of daily piling activities will be available on this page. These times are indicative only and are subject to breakdowns and dolphin activity. 

A reminder, work hours for the project are Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm and Saturday 7am to 5pm.  Pile driving will not start until 8am on Saturdays.

For more information about piling please view the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Piling Impacts Fact Sheet.

Perth Stadium Piling – May/June 2016

9 May 2016

Piling works are scheduled to be undertaken at the western end of the Perth Stadium, between the river-fed lake and the Stadium itself, from Monday 9 May 2016 and will take approximately 6 weeks.

These piling will involve inserting concrete piles into the ground rather than steel which is what is being used for the Pedestrian Bridge work.  As such this piling is unlikely to generate large noise emissions or impact local residents in either Burswood or East Perth. In addition, a 25mm thick plywood separator will be used to further reduce any noise emissions.

If residents have enquiries please contact the Perth Stadium hotline: 08 9428 1961 or email: perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au.

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge piling update

6 May 2016

Piling in East Perth has been rescheduled and will now start on or around 16 or 17 May 2016.  The work has been rescheduled due to a short delay in essential materials arriving. Please continue to check this page to obtain the latest piling schedule.

When piling resumes, an outline of daily piling activities will be available here to assist residents and businesses to plan their daily activities around expected noise.  These times are indicative only and are subject to breakdowns and dolphin activity.  

24 piles will be installed on the East Perth side of the Bridge and approximately 16 piling days will be required over a five-week period to complete the installation.

See the Piling Impacts Fact Sheet for more information about the Bridge piling works.

The shared pedestrian and cyclist path located adjacent to the Swan River near Gloucester Park remains open but a detour is in place until early 2017. 

Stadium Station night works, road closures, periods of noisy works - May/June 2016

5 May 2016

To facilitate upcoming works at both the Stadium Station and Victoria Park Stow Road sites throughout May and June rail shutdowns, night works and road closures will be required.

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) will implement a series of short rail closures of between six and 33 hours in duration on the Armadale and Thornlie lines from 8 May to 29 May 2016.  Disruptions will also occur from 7 June to 10 June and 20 June to 26 June 2016.  During the closures, trains will be cancelled and replacement buses will operate.  For more information on these services, please visit the Transperth website.

Between standard construction hours of 7am and 7pm, works will be undertaken that may cause higher levels of noise than normal. There will also be short-term road closures (approximately four hours each) on Rutland and Kitchener Avenues.  Residents whose driveways will be directly impacted by the closures will be contacted in advance of any temporary road closures.

Night works will be undertaken during rail closures in May and June between 7pm and 7am.  All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved Noise Management Plan. Every effort will be made to minimise the noise, however some disturbance is unavoidable. We apologise for these disruptions and any inconvenience they may cause.

During night works if you feel there is excessive noise please contact the Site Supervisor directly on 0429 088 443.  This allows them to immediately review the source of the noise and if possible, put mitigation measures in place.  For daytime complaints and other enquiries regarding the project, please contact Perth Stadium on 9428 1961 or email: perthstadium@dsr.wa.gov.au.  

Great Eastern Hwy modification works – May 2016 to March 2017

22 April 2016

Modification works will be undertaken across three intersections on Great Eastern Highway between the Causeway and Victoria Park Drive / Burswood Road from May 2016 to March 2017 to improve access to Crown Towers Perth and the Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct.

Modification works are being undertaken at Craig Street/Resort Drive, Bolton Avenue and Victoria Park Drive/Burswood Road and will include:

  • Installing traffic signals
  • Adding and removing turning facilities
  • Creating right turn and through movements at Resort Drive
  • Creating right turn movements from Burswood Road to Great Eastern Highway
  • Closing the Great Eastern Highway to Victoria Park Drive right turn movement
  • Closing the Craig Street to Great Eastern Highway right turn movement
  • Adding a U-turn facility at Bolton Avenue

Upgrades will also be undertaken on the Causeway to the Great Eastern Highway slip lane.

Traffic management will be in place during the course of these works and road users are encouraged to plan their journey in advance.

For more information and images of the changed traffic moments, visit the Main Roads WA website, or contact Main Roads WA via email or phone: 138 138.

Temporary access road - Victoria Park Drive to Roger Mackay Drive

5 April 2016

A temporary access road will be constructed from Victoria Park Drive to Roger Mackay Drive to facilitate access to the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge construction site river on the Burswood Peninsula.

The new access road must be operational by Monday 18 April 2016 to enable delivery of bridge materials without interrupting Stadium construction activities. 

Victoria Park Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the vicinity of the new entry and these conditions will remain in place until the completion of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge in early 2017. 

Road construction activities are not close to residences and no additional impacts in the vicinity other than what is already being experienced are expected.

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge works update - East Perth area

21 March 2016

Work on the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge is continuing with several project milestones achieved, including completing the Burswood Peninsula temporary construction causeway, steel piles arriving by barge from Fremantle and shared path detours being installed on both river foreshores.

In East Perth site soil contamination detected within the construction compound has now been investigated and found to be bonded asbestos.  A site specific management plan to remove the material will be implemented from today, Monday 21 March 2016.  The site was made safe while investigations were carried out and removal works will now be undertaken following standard asbestos removal procedures outlined in the project’s approved Construction and Environmental Management Plan.

The East Perth temporary causeway will now begin after 29 March 2016.  Further updates will be distributed to project stakeholders regarding temporary causeway construction truck movements and piling work in East Perth as details are finalised.

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge works update

3 March 2016

Following recent completion of the temporary causeway on the Burswood Peninsula side of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge, works will commence in the coming weeks to build the causeway from the East Perth foreshore.

For approximately five weeks, trucks will deliver rocks to the East Perth foreshore on a daily basis.  The route the trucks will take has been closely examined, maximising safety and minimising disruptions to local residents and road users, including Trinity College.  Please refer to the route map below.

Piling works will also take place from mid-March to May 2016 on both the Burswood Peninsula and East Perth sides of the River. Similar to the piling undertaken for the Stadium in 2015, the piles will be hammered into the ground. While these works are undertaken, local residents will experience construction noise and vibrations.

Normal construction hours will be between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 5pm on Saturday. Works may be required outside these hours and if they proceed, details will be posted on this page.

A letter has been sent to East Perth residents advising them of these upcoming works.

Fact Sheets related to the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge.

Swan River Pedestrain Bridge in and out map

Armadale/Thornlie Line Track Closures – updated

23 February 2016

Construction of Perth Stadium Station is well underway and on track to be completed at the end of 2017.  As part for the works, two island platforms and a set of two tracks are currently being built alongside the existing Armadale Line.  Later this year, train services will need to be transferred across to this new section of line so that the remainder of the station can be built.

As a result of these major construction activities, over the coming months a number of planned disruptions will be required on the Armadale and Thornlie lines.  The majority of disruptions have been scheduled for weekends and evenings to minimise the impact on commuters, but a major nine-day shut will be required from July 1 - 10.

Confirmed track closures for Perth Stadium Station works are as follows:

Train replacement buses will operate while train services are cancelled. For detailed information on train disruptions, please visit Transperth online.

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge – East Perth works

22 February 2016

Works for the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge are progressing in East Perth as well as on the Burswood Peninsula.

Shared path detours are in place on both river foreshores and silt curtains have been installed in the river.

This week a number of trees and other vegetation will be removed on the river foreshore to accommodate the Bridge landing area.

In late February a number of trucks carrying granite rocks will also move into and out of the construction site along Nile Street, Nelson Avenue and Nelson Crescent over a four-week period. A traffic management plan is in place to manage construction movements.  Road and path users are asked to move through the construction sites with caution.

Further information regarding the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Environmental Management Plan and the Construction Methodology.

Shared Pedestrian and Cyclist Path detour - East Perth near Gloucester Park

8 February 2016

Works for the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge have now started on the East Perth side of the Bridge site in addition to the Burswood side.

The shared pedestrian and cyclist path located adjacent to the Swan River near Gloucester Park will remain open but a detour will be in place from 9am, Monday 8 February 2016 until early 2017.

The existing path has been relocated to accommodate the construction site for the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge. Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to move through the area on marked temporary pathways. Please be aware that two road crossings are required as part of the detour. Warning signs are in place and cycling speeds are reduced.

The detour map for both the East Perth and Burswood shared pedestrian pathways is below:SRPB causeways and PSP

Night works in rail reserve

1 February 2016

Night works will be undertaken across four weekends in February and March in the rail reserve between Great Eastern Highway and Victoria Park Station.

Works, such as earthworks, grouting and other ground stabilisation measures, will be undertaken between 7pm and 7am on 19-22 February, 26-29 February, 4-8 March and 24-29 March.

Additionally, the Armadale and Thornlie lines will be closed across this period to facilitate the works. Train replacement bus services will operate and more information can be found at the Transperth website.

All work will follow a Town of Victoria Park approved noise management plan in an effort to minimise any disturbance to local residents.

Shared Pedestrian Pathway detours 

11 January 2016

Construction of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge commenced in December 2015 on the Burswood Peninsula side of the Bridge site.

The shared pedestrian pathway currently located adjacent to the Swan River and the Perth Stadium site on the Burswood Peninsula will remain open but with detours in place from 11 January 2016 until early 2017.

Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to move through the area on marked temporary pathways. Warning signs are in place and cycling speeds will be reduced.

Temporary Mariner Advice for the Swan River

18 December 2015

Mariners are advised that restrictions are in place on the Swan River near Perth Stadium from Friday 18 December 2015 to January 2017. Further details on the Temporary Mariner Advice for the Swan River.

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge works - East Perth side of the river

14 December

Bridge construction works are underway on the Burswood Peninsula side of the river with the establishment of the primary site office, construction assembly area and a temporary detour of the shared pedestrian pathway (see below for details).

A second temporary causeway will be established on the East Perth side of the river in January 2016, which will require a number of trucks carrying granite rocks to move along Nile street, Nelson Avenue and Nelson Crescent across a four-week period. A comprehensive traffic management plan will be in place to manage construction traffic movements.

Additionally, a number of trees and other vegetation will be removed to accommodate the Bridge landing area and the pedestrian cycle paths near the East perth site will be detoured to maintain safe pedestrian and cyclist movement through the area.

Further information regarding the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge.

East Perth Station geotechnical works

4 November 2015 

Upgrades to the East Perth train station will be undertaken in 2016 as part of the Perth Stadium transport strategy.

In preparation for the upgrade, geotechnical ground investigations will be taking place in the rail reserve around the station from Monday 9 November to Friday 13 November. The works are scheduled to take place between 7am and 4:15pm each day and will involve concrete coring and possible hammer drilling.

Every effort will be made to minimise disturbance to local residents.

Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct out of hours work

7 October 2015 

The Town of Victoria Park and City of Perth have recently provided approval to construction contractor, Brookfield Multiplex, for out of hours work on the Perth Stadium site.

Work will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays between 9:30am and 5:30pm from October 2015 until June 2016 (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

The construction works will have minimal noise impacts on local residents and carried out in accordance with regulations for this project.

Victoria Park Drive lane closures

24 August 2015

Victoria Park Drive will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction until further notice to provide the necessary truck and heavy vehicle access to both the Perth Stadium and Stadium Station construction sites.

Speed will be restricted to 40km/h between Graham Farmer Freeway and the WA Tennis Centre. 

Sand stockpiling on southern nine

3 July 2015 

Clean sand removed from the new Perth Stadium site will be temporarily stockpiled on a northern portion of the southern nine, abutting the Stadium site, from mid-July 2015 to March 2016.

The stockpile will be fenced off from the remaining southern nine, which will remain open for public use.

Burswood Park Board have approved the temporary stockpiling works, which is expected to have little impact on local residents.

New Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct out of hours work

24 June 2015 

The Town of Victoria Park and City of Perth have recently provided approval to construction contractor, Brookfield Multiplex, for out of hours work on the new Perth Stadium site, from June 2015 until the end of construction in late 2017.

From Monday to Saturday, access to the site will now be permitted from 6:00am to carry out site preparation activities including operation of lighting towers and pre-start activities for concrete pours.

These earlier pre-start works will have minimal noise impact on local residents and do not include noisy works such as pile driving. 

Vehicles may now also access the site on Sundays and public holidays between 9:00am and 5:00pm to carry out essential maintenance work.

Night works and some Sunday works will be required throughout March but are not anticipated to cause disturbances to local residences.

At the end of March, traffic will be switched to run on the newly constructed eastern lanes of Victoria Park Drive. At the same time, alterations will be made to the traffic signals to improve efficiency through the intersection.

Traffic disruptions on Victoria Park Drive - 11 to 12 March

10 March 2015

Traffic disruptions may be experienced on Victoria Park Drive from 10pm Wednesday 11 March to 6am Thursday 12 March due to an oversized load being delivered to site via Great Eastern Highway/Victoria Park Drive (south). Please avoid the area where possible.

Victoria Park Drive/Graham Farmer Freeway works and traffic light operations

4 March 2015

In late March, significant changes will be made to the current traffic management on Victoria Park Drive between Graham Farmer Freeway and the State Tennis Centre. The changes will see traffic switched to run on the newly constructed eastern lanes of Victoria Park Drive. 

As part of the changes the traffic signals at the Victoria Park Drive and Graham Farmer Freeway intersection will be adjusted. The road construction contractor is currently investigating options to improve the control system of the traffic signals that can be implemented in conjunction with the traffic management alterations. While these modifications will not restore the intersection to its full capacity, there is potential for vehicles to be able to pass through the intersection with improved efficiency.

Works on Victoria Park Drive are scheduled to be completed in late July 2015 with both lanes opened and traffic light operations returning to normal.

Upcoming night works and traffic disruptions

23 January 2015

Rail night works

Following this weekend’s rail shutdown (11pm on Friday, 23 January until first service Monday, 26 January), night works will take place from Tuesday, 27 January until Saturday, 28 February (Monday to Saturday) between 7pm and 7am.

These works will involve removing the redundant tracks, general rail works, such as welding, as well as installing concrete formwork and steel fixing for the new railway bridge.  The work will be carried out at night to avoid rail and road disruptions. Works will take place under approved Noise and Vibration Management Plans.

Victoria Park Drive

In mid to late February, road users should expect some additional traffic disruptions while concrete beams are lifted over the railway line.  A full road closure is not required, however at times traffic will be held for longer than normal periods.

In March 2015, traffic will switch from the western to the eastern lanes to enable works to commence on the western half of the structures.

January disruptions to Goodwood Parade and Armadale Train Line

6 January 2015

The Armadale Line will close and access to Goodwood Parade affected across two weekends in January in order to move the tracks closer to the Graham Farmer Freeway, creating the site for the new Stadium Station.

The affected weekends are as follows:

  • From 8pm on Friday, 9 January  until 4am on Monday, 12 January 2015
  • From 8pm on Friday, 23 January until 4am on Monday, 26 January 2015

For Armadale line users, rail replacement buses will be in operation and passengers are encouraged to sign up for Transperth’s free My Alert email service to keep informed on service changes.

Construction access to the rail reserve will be from the end of Goodwood Parade on both weekends and works will take place 24 hours a day. A traffic management plan for the weekend closures has been developed to ensure the safety of Goodwood Parade road users and all contractors will be working under approved Noise and Vibration Management Plans ensuring every effort is made to keep the noise to a minimum.

Once the tracks are relocated, majority of construction access for the new Perth Stadium Station will be from Victoria Park Drive, using Graham Farmer Freeway, with track maintenance access from Goodwood Parade.

Rail night works and line closures

3 December 2014

To minimise disruption to train passengers, night works will take place on the railway and around Victoria Park Drive from 8pm Friday 5 December 2014 and through January 2015 (excluding public holidays).

This work and continued weekend work involves moving train operations closer to the Graham Farmer Freeway, allowing the site for the new Stadium Train Station (to be located near the former Belmont Park Station) to be prepared ahead of construction beginning in 2015.

The construction team will endeavour to complete the noisier work during the day, however some work will be completed at night. Wherever possible, small machinery will be used to minimise noise.

Two weekend closures of the Armadale Line will also be required and will take place:

  • From 11pm on Friday, 9 January until first service Monday, 12 January
  • From 11pm on Friday, 23 January until first service Monday, 26 January

Rail replacement buses will be in operation and passengers are encouraged to sign up for Transperth’s free My Alert email service to keep informed on service changes.

Former southern nine re-opened

3 June 2014

The southern nine portion of the former Burswood Park Golf Course is now available for public access.

Located on the Burswood side of the Swan River, hugging the new Perth Stadium development to the north, Victoria Park Drive to the east, and Crown Perth to the south, the golf course infrastructure has been decommissioned, providing an additional park area.

Facilities such as toilets, playgrounds, barbecues and parking are not provided but are available nearby at Charles Paterson Park, which is approximately a 1km walk south along the pedestrian walkway. Parking is also available on Resort Drive and Camfield Drive,which provides access to Charles Paterson and Kagoshima Park's.

The long term use of the former southern nine is yet to be determined and will be subject to a separate District Structure Plan.

For any further information please contact the Burswood Park Board:

Telephone 08 9361 4475
Email Burswood Park Board
Burswood Park Board website

Balbuk Way update

25 March 2014

The section of principal shared path at Balbuk Way near the Belmont Boat Ramp and Belmont Park Racecourse has now re-opened.  

The Belmont Boat Ramp will be re-opened on Friday 28 March, 2014.