Morley-Ellenbrook Line

As we plan the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, we'd like to hear from the very people who live in the area about the rich history that shaped your community, why you choose to call it home now and what you'd like to see it become in the future.

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line to Perth’s north-eastern suburbs will support existing communities with improved transport connections and amenity, and encourage the growth of new communities through integrated station precincts.

Thorough planning is the first step in the right direction for every project and this is the same for the future Morley-Ellenbrook Line, to ensure the community gets the best public transport and planning outcomes.

As part of the comprehensive planning to date, the team has looked at more than 100 options for the project, and through a rigorous options analysis process, has shortlisted these to develop a Business Case which will recommend the best available option to the community and the State. This work is expected to be completed in 2019.

As we plan the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, we'd like to hear from the very people who live in the area about the rich history that shaped your community, why you choose to call it home now and what you'd like to see it become in the future.

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line to Perth’s north-eastern suburbs will support existing communities with improved transport connections and amenity, and encourage the growth of new communities through integrated station precincts.

Thorough planning is the first step in the right direction for every project and this is the same for the future Morley-Ellenbrook Line, to ensure the community gets the best public transport and planning outcomes.

As part of the comprehensive planning to date, the team has looked at more than 100 options for the project, and through a rigorous options analysis process, has shortlisted these to develop a Business Case which will recommend the best available option to the community and the State. This work is expected to be completed in 2019.

  • Past, Present, Future: Collecting your stories for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line

    3 months ago
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    We all have a story to tell. Childhood memories of the past. Stories of what we value now. Visions of what the future can hold.

    As we plan the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, we’d like to hear from you, the very people who live in the area, about the rich history that shaped your community, why you choose to call it home now, and what you’d like to see it become in the future.

    To share your memories and stories or your local area, or your visions for the future of your community, come visit our pop-up stand at the following locations....

    We all have a story to tell. Childhood memories of the past. Stories of what we value now. Visions of what the future can hold.

    As we plan the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, we’d like to hear from you, the very people who live in the area, about the rich history that shaped your community, why you choose to call it home now, and what you’d like to see it become in the future.

    To share your memories and stories or your local area, or your visions for the future of your community, come visit our pop-up stand at the following locations. It’s also a great opportunity to chat to the team and ask any questions about the project you might have.

    • Saturday 2 February – Woodlake Village Shopping Centre, Ellenbrook
    • Saturday 9 February – Ellenbrook Central, Ellenbrook
    • Thursday 14 February – Altone Park Shopping Centre, Beechboro
    • Saturday 23 February – Springs Shopping Centre, Beechboro

    Can’t make the pop-up sessions above? We’d still love to hear from you. You can share your stories through the My Say Transport hub by following these simple steps:

    1. Visit www.mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/morley-ellenbrook-line
    2. To add a memory, story or comment on the project, sign in or register in the top right-hand corner
    3. Once signed in, under the Your Stories tab click Go to Map

    Now you can select a pin – either past, present or future – drop it in the area of the place or event you'd like to share and tell us why this is special to you. You can add as many as you like within the project area and you’ll be able to see other stories added to the map as well!

    Your stories will help us gather community insights into your local area that can feed into the project, from station precinct planning to time capsules and background documents for public art.

  • First Morley-Ellenbrook Line submission to IA (September 2018)

    3 months ago
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    The Morley-Ellenbrook Line has moved one step closer to securing federal funding with formal documentation provided to Infrastructure Australia.

    This is the first stage of submissions to Infrastructure Australia under their assessment framework and was developed closely with the independent federal team. For more information on the assessment framework and evaluation process, please visit Infrastructure Australia online.

    The METRONET team continues to progress the business case for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line which will support new and existing communities in Perth’s north-east suburbs with improved transport connections. This work will include assessing a range of options for the alignment and stations to...

    The Morley-Ellenbrook Line has moved one step closer to securing federal funding with formal documentation provided to Infrastructure Australia.

    This is the first stage of submissions to Infrastructure Australia under their assessment framework and was developed closely with the independent federal team. For more information on the assessment framework and evaluation process, please visit Infrastructure Australia online.

    The METRONET team continues to progress the business case for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line which will support new and existing communities in Perth’s north-east suburbs with improved transport connections. This work will include assessing a range of options for the alignment and stations to determine the best transport, land-use and economic outcome for Perth.

    More information on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line can be found on the project page.


  • Development partnership for proposed Morley-Ellenbrook Line (May 2018)

    3 months ago
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    A partnership between the Department of Communities and Peet Brabham Pty Ltd will see new development on the planned METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

    Housing Minister Peter Tinley announced that the partnership will see the expected development of 3,000 homes as well as schools, shops and recreational areas close to the proposed Whiteman Park train station.

    The project is expected to create and support 1,900 direct jobs and generate an estimated $2.23 billion in economic activity.

    "Brabham will be a major transport oriented development linking the Swan Valley to Perth, and provide a significant boost to the State's stock of affordable housing...

    A partnership between the Department of Communities and Peet Brabham Pty Ltd will see new development on the planned METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

    Housing Minister Peter Tinley announced that the partnership will see the expected development of 3,000 homes as well as schools, shops and recreational areas close to the proposed Whiteman Park train station.

    The project is expected to create and support 1,900 direct jobs and generate an estimated $2.23 billion in economic activity.

    "Brabham will be a major transport oriented development linking the Swan Valley to Perth, and provide a significant boost to the State's stock of affordable housing in Perth.” said Minister Peter Tinley.

  • Federal funding boost secured (April 2018)

    3 months ago
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    Today METRONET Stage One came one step closer to becoming a reality with $1.05 billion committed in the 2018-19 Commonwealth Budget​.

    The Turnbull and McGowan Governments are jointly committed to delivering METRONET, which will create thousands of jobs, stimulate economic growth and help commuters to get home more quickly and safely.

    This Commonwealth funding commitment is on top of the $490 million towards the Forrestfield-Airport Link funded through the 2016 GST top-up payment. This brings the Federal funding towards METRONET at more than $1.84 billion, and is split across:

    • Morley-Ellenbrook Line construction: $500 million in federal funding;
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    Today METRONET Stage One came one step closer to becoming a reality with $1.05 billion committed in the 2018-19 Commonwealth Budget​.

    The Turnbull and McGowan Governments are jointly committed to delivering METRONET, which will create thousands of jobs, stimulate economic growth and help commuters to get home more quickly and safely.

    This Commonwealth funding commitment is on top of the $490 million towards the Forrestfield-Airport Link funded through the 2016 GST top-up payment. This brings the Federal funding towards METRONET at more than $1.84 billion, and is split across:

    • Morley-Ellenbrook Line construction: $500 million in federal funding;
    • Byford Rail Extension construction: $241 million in federal funding;
    • Midland Station Project construction: $83 million in federal funding;
    • Karnup Station business case: $2 million in federal funding, with additional funding earmarked for construction, subject to the business case approval; and
    • $226 million in federal funding to support other METRONET related projects.

    The Federal and WA Governments will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding to negotiate a Perth City Deal over the next twelve months.

    The City Deal is designed to leverage the transformative investment in METRONET to deliver city shaping reforms in the areas of land use planning, housing release and affordable housing and smart infrastructure.

    Work is continuing to progress on the planning of METRONET Stage One projects. Recently a number of tenders were awarded to support the METRONET Office in thoroughly completing the early planning and investigations for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, Karnup Station and Midland Station projects.


  • Good-bye tower (April 2018)

    3 months ago
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    Main Roads WA's New Lord Street project is doing more than paving the way for less congestion in the area, it is also removing obstacles for the future Ellenbrook Station.

    The 88-metre high Dampier to Bunbury gas pipeline telecommunications mast was removed to allow the Ellenbrook town centre to expand, bringing with it new job opportunities, economic benefits and improved retail and lifestyle choices for local residents.

    Removing the mast also opens up the northern end of a public transit corridor running between Reid Highway and the Ellenbrook town centre to support planning and route alignment studies for the...

    Main Roads WA's New Lord Street project is doing more than paving the way for less congestion in the area, it is also removing obstacles for the future Ellenbrook Station.

    The 88-metre high Dampier to Bunbury gas pipeline telecommunications mast was removed to allow the Ellenbrook town centre to expand, bringing with it new job opportunities, economic benefits and improved retail and lifestyle choices for local residents.

    Removing the mast also opens up the northern end of a public transit corridor running between Reid Highway and the Ellenbrook town centre to support planning and route alignment studies for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

    A section of the steelwork was donated to the Ellenbrook Men's Shed, where it will be scrapped and reused on some of the organisation's not-for-profit projects.

    The work was a collaboration Main Roads Western Australia, the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and the Public Transport Authority.

    WAPC will continue to work with prospective developers to bring forward plans for the expansion of the Ellenbrook town centre.


  • Morley-Ellenbrook Line planning tenders progress (April 2018)

    3 months ago
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    A tender for engineering and planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line has now been awarded, while applications are now open to help develop a business case for the vital METRONET project.

    Perth-based consultancy group ARUP has been chosen to work with the METRONET team to investigate and plan the early stages of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line project.

    Once the business case has been finalised and a preferred option is confirmed, work will begin to develop the concept designs to inform a final government investment decision, enabling the project to move into procurement and delivery.

    A tender for similar work on the Karnup...

    A tender for engineering and planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line has now been awarded, while applications are now open to help develop a business case for the vital METRONET project.

    Perth-based consultancy group ARUP has been chosen to work with the METRONET team to investigate and plan the early stages of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line project.

    Once the business case has been finalised and a preferred option is confirmed, work will begin to develop the concept designs to inform a final government investment decision, enabling the project to move into procurement and delivery.

    A tender for similar work on the Karnup Station project has also been awarded to GHD Pty Ltd. Meanwhile, a tender for the new Midland Station and Midland Line Extension to Bellevue will be awarded soon.

    Local businesses are encouraged to bid for future works related to the METRONET program via http://www.tenders.wa.gov.au


  • Morley-Ellenbrook Line community information session (March 2018)

    3 months ago
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    Last night Transport and Planning Minister, the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, met with local community members to talk through the results of the recent Morley-Ellenbrook Line community survey and explain the project’s planning process.

    Thanks to everyone who attended and participated by asking questions. Thanks also to the many of you that watched the event via our Facebook live stream. For those that missed it, the video is still on our Facebook page, otherwise here’s a quick overview of what Minister Saffioti covered:

    • METRONET overview - outlining the 10 projects that sit within Perth’s biggest program of infrastructure projects.
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    Last night Transport and Planning Minister, the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, met with local community members to talk through the results of the recent Morley-Ellenbrook Line community survey and explain the project’s planning process.

    Thanks to everyone who attended and participated by asking questions. Thanks also to the many of you that watched the event via our Facebook live stream. For those that missed it, the video is still on our Facebook page, otherwise here’s a quick overview of what Minister Saffioti covered:

    • METRONET overview - outlining the 10 projects that sit within Perth’s biggest program of infrastructure projects.
    • What’s involved in the planning process including what needs to be considered before a METRONET line is delivered?
    • When will these projects be delivered? What stage of the planning process is each project at?
    • The Morley-Ellenbrook Line project including current status.
    • The Morley-Ellenbrook Line community survey – which was completed by 1,927 residents.
    • Support for this project came across loud and clear with 82% of you feeling positive towards the project. On a personal level, 77% of you feel the Morley-Ellenbrook Line is important to you personally, while 86% think it is an important project for your suburb.
    • The top three improvements you’d like to see in your area are a train line/station, increased availability of public transport and more leisure and entertainment options.
    • Concerns raised in the survey (which included safety and security and train noise) and how these will be addressed.
    • Next steps including the awarding of planning and engineering contracts to help develop the business case, development of the project definition plan, environmental approvals and community consultation.

    In addition to the presentation, the Minister answered a number of questions on the project. Thanks also to everyone who submitted questions via facebook. We’ll be pulling these all together in a summary fact sheet and will send out in a project update within the next month.

    In the meantime, you can download the full presentation and the survey results factsheet or watch the Minister’s presentation on our Facebook page.

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