Morley-Ellenbrook Line

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The Morley-Ellenbrook Line is a new 21km rail line that will travel from Ellenbrook’s growing town centre, down the western side of Drumpellier Drive (formerly New Lord Street), through land north of Marshall Road and down the middle of Tonkin Highway, connecting at Bayswater Station on the Midland Line.

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line Community Reference Groups (CRGs) will consist of local residents and businesses to help the project team through identification of local opportunities, issues and concerns.

The role of the CRGs is to act as a sounding board regarding the delivery and impacts of the project throughout the construction phase. The CRGs will be encouraged to bring feedback or collect community enquiries for discussion in the meetings to identify any issues.

Due to the large geographic area covered by the project, three CRGs will be established based on location. Applicants will need to be either a resident or business owner within the relevant area to be eligible for membership to the CRG. Applicants will only be able to nominate for one CRG on the project.

The groups are:

  • Ellenbrook: Between Ellenbrook Station and Gnangara Road
  • Whiteman Park: Between Gnangara Road, Drumpellier Drive and Beechboro Road N
  • Tonkin Highway: Malaga, Morley and Noranda

As there is already an established Community Advisory Group for the new Bayswater Station project, we are also seeking nominations for two new members that live or business in Bayswater, between Bayswater Station and Tonkin Highway.

Residents and local businesses within the project area are encouraged to apply by 11.59pm Sunday, 05 July.


The Morley-Ellenbrook Line is a new 21km rail line that will travel from Ellenbrook’s growing town centre, down the western side of Drumpellier Drive (formerly New Lord Street), through land north of Marshall Road and down the middle of Tonkin Highway, connecting at Bayswater Station on the Midland Line.

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line Community Reference Groups (CRGs) will consist of local residents and businesses to help the project team through identification of local opportunities, issues and concerns.

The role of the CRGs is to act as a sounding board regarding the delivery and impacts of the project throughout the construction phase. The CRGs will be encouraged to bring feedback or collect community enquiries for discussion in the meetings to identify any issues.

Due to the large geographic area covered by the project, three CRGs will be established based on location. Applicants will need to be either a resident or business owner within the relevant area to be eligible for membership to the CRG. Applicants will only be able to nominate for one CRG on the project.

The groups are:

  • Ellenbrook: Between Ellenbrook Station and Gnangara Road
  • Whiteman Park: Between Gnangara Road, Drumpellier Drive and Beechboro Road N
  • Tonkin Highway: Malaga, Morley and Noranda

As there is already an established Community Advisory Group for the new Bayswater Station project, we are also seeking nominations for two new members that live or business in Bayswater, between Bayswater Station and Tonkin Highway.

Residents and local businesses within the project area are encouraged to apply by 11.59pm Sunday, 05 July.


  • Proponents shortlisted for Morley-Ellenbrook Line

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    3 months ago

    Awarding the contract to design and build the Morley-Ellenbrook Line is one step closer with two proponents shortlisted.

    Ellenbrook Alliance (CPB Contractors and Downer EDI) and MELconnx Consortium (Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction) will now progress to the competitive bid phase, where they will show how they would deliver the project. The contract is set to be awarded at the end of this year.

    This contract is the biggest of four for the project, with the New Bayswater Station project, enabling works for Main Roads’ Tonkin Gap project and forward works making up the other three packages.

    Included in the contract is the design and construction of the railway and five new stations, which will be built at Morley, Noranda, Malaga, Whiteman Park and Ellenbrook. A future station is also planned at Bennett Springs East as populations levels increase and development progresses in the area.

    The Morley-Ellenbrook Line will connect Perth’s growing north-east suburbs through a new 21km rail line, and will create thousands of jobs during construction.

  • Help us plan around Morley Station

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    3 months ago

    As part of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, Morley Station will provide more transport options and new opportunities for living and working within walking distance of the station.

    Fixed elements for the station include the platform location in the Tokin Highway median, multi-deck car park location over the skatepark at Wotton Reserve and a new access road off Wotton Road.

    While these key elements are fixed and to maximise the benefits of the new station, a Morley Station Precinct Concept Master Plan is being developed, and we’d like your input into what the future should look like around Morley Station.

    We want to hear from you on what’s important to you in the area, and your feedback on how the area may be improved long term.

    Complete our online survey to let us know what in your community is most important to you, or nominate to be part of a community reference group that will workshop ideas and concepts as part of the master plan development.

    Visit the project page for more information.

  • On track for the train to Ellenbrook

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    3 months ago

    The Railway (METRONET) Amendment Bill 2019 passing through both houses of State Parliament is just the ticket we need for the train to Ellenbrook.

    The rail enabling legislation passed through the Legislative Council on 18 February and is now sent for royal assent by Governor Kim Beazley.

    Once received, this authorises construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, which when completed is estimated will halve the public transport journey time for passengers travelling between Ellenbrook and the CBD.

    The project will be delivered under a competitive alliance model and the Public Transport Authority are currently seeking request for proposals.Thousands of local jobs will be created over the life of the project, with early works already under way as part of the major redevelopment of Bayswater Station.

    The Morley-Ellenbrook Line will take passengers from Ellenbrook’s growing town centre and surrounding communities, along Drumpellier Drive (formerly New Lord Street), through land north of Marshall Road before running down the middle of Tonkin Highway and connecting to the Midland Line at Bayswater. Stations will be built at Ellenbrook, Whiteman Park, Malaga, Noranda and Morley, with allowance for a future station at Bennett Springs East also accommodated in the design.

  • Local feedback drives location for Noranda Station car park

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    3 months ago

    In November 2019, the Morley-Ellenbrook Line team worked with Noranda locals to help us decide the car park location for Noranda Station.

    More than 270 people completed the survey, with 60 local residents taking part in facilitated workshops and another 60 community members speaking to our project team at an informal drop-in session.

    The feedback received highlighted the main issues the community wanted considered including reducing traffic impacts and avoiding traffic signals on Benara Road; minimising residential impacts, especially land acquisition and street parking; and ensuring good light, accessibility and security. Local residents also worked with us to provide suggestions on how the early concept designs for the station car park could be improved.

    Based on the assessment, which incorporated this valuable feedback, design work will focus on a car park to the north-east of the Benara Road bridge.

    A car park at this location, addresses the community feedback by:

    • minimising the need for land acquisition;
    • minimising traffic impacts on local roads;
    • removing the need to change the road layout next to John Septimus Roe Primary School; and
    • allowing us to design a station and car park that will enhance local connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists using the station.

    As part of the design process our team are working towards further improvements for this option will share more information on the final design in mid-2020, when the project definition phase for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line is complete.

  • What you told us about the Morley-Ellenbrook Line

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    3 months ago

    In August this year, the McGowan Government confirmed the general route and station locations for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

    Following this, many of you visited our information sessions to speak with the team about the project, and 687 of you completed our online survey and gave your feedback on priorities for the stations and the areas around them.

    Thank you to everyone who visited our information sessions or completed the survey. Your feedback helps us gain community insights into your local area and understand what you’d like to see in and around your stations. This helps us with both station concept design and place plans for the areas around the stations, both of which will be completed by mid-2020.

    Some of the key findings include:
    • Having safe and functional stations was the most important requirement for all five stations on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
    • Of the 687 community members who completed the survey, nearly half live close to Ellenbrook Station.
    • More than a third of you loved the convenience of your suburb as it’s close to the places you want to go.
    • Nearly half of you said you wished you had more public transport, followed by shops, cafes, cinemas and swimming pools.
    A summary of the key findings is available in our survey summary.

  • Have your say and find out more about the new train line to Ellenbrook

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    about 1 year ago

    With the route and station locations for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line now confirmed, we want to hear from you!

    Community survey

    Scoping and design work on the project is now underway and before this is finalised, we’d like to hear your thoughts, not only on the new train line, but also about your local community.

    What do you love about it and why do you choose to live there? How will you use the line? And what would you like the station and the precinct around it to look like?

    Have your say on the new rail line to Ellenbrook by completing our five-minute community survey.

    Community information drop-in sessions

    With a train coming soon to your local area, so is our project team! Visit one of or four information drop-in sessions to speak with us about the project, share your thoughts, ask questions and learn more about what the Morley-Ellenbrook Line means for your local community. We’d love to see you there!

    Saturday 24 August – 9am to 12pm
    Ellenbrook Christian College

    5 Santona Boulevard, Ellenbrook
    Register to attend.

    Saturday 7 September – 9am to 12pm
    Dayton Community Centre

    63 St Leonards Boulevard, Dayton
    Register to attend.

    Saturday 7 September – 9am to 12pm
    Bayswater Primary School

    15 Murray Street, Bayswater
    Register to attend.

    Saturday 14 September – 9am to 12pm
    Noranda Primary School

    25 Walmsley Drive, Noranda
    Register to attend.

    Find out more

    As well as chatting to our team at one of the sessions listed above, you can also send your thoughts or questions via our contacts us page and visit the project page for more information. And don’t forget to sign up to receive project updates so that you can stay across all the news and progress on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.


  • Morley-Ellenbrook Line route announced

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    about 1 year ago

    Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti have announced the route for METRONET’s long-awaited Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

    After shortlisting and detailed consideration of more than 100 possible options, the 21km line will run from the growing Ellenbrook town centre, down the western side of New Lord Street, through land north of Marshall Road and then down the middle of Tonkin Highway connecting at Bayswater Station at the Midland Line.

    Five stations will be built at Ellenbrook, Whiteman Park, Malaga, Noranda and Morley, with a station at Bennett Springs East planned as population levels increase and development progresses in the area.

    Watch the Morley-Ellenbrook Line animation to see more.

    Perth’s north-eastern suburbs is one of Australia’s fastest growing areas with the population expected to almost double to more than 415,000 by 2031. The new rail line is expected to take upto 10,000 car trips off the road by 2031, compared to 2006 levels.

    The train journey from Ellenbrook to the Perth CBD is estimated at 30 minutes, almost half the current travel time for Ellenbrook commuters travelling to the CBD via public transport, with the journey between each station on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line to be between three and five minutes.

    The next stage of planning will finalise estimated project costings, design, scope and train/bus operations.

    This major investment in public transport will give people in the north-eastern suburbs of Perth a different transport choice, link important employment centres, promote housing diversity and help create thousands of local jobs for our State.

    Building public transport infrastructure in the community for the community always requires input from local stakeholders. Have your say on METRONET’s newest job-creating project by completing our five-minute community survey and/or by visiting us at one of four community information drop-in sessions . More information, including fact sheets is available at the project page and don’t forget to sign up to receive project updates so you can stay across all the news and progress on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

    Read the Premier’s and Minister’s statement.