Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

Railway Parade site:

A construction site has been established near the corner of Railway Parade and Bassendean Road, Bayswater. Facilities at the site include fencing, site buildings, car parking and laydown areas. To allow safe egress to and from the site, a temporary closure of one lane along a section of Railway Parade will remain in place until late 2017. 

A retaining wall, 500m long and up to 5m high, will be built adjacent to Railway Parade. Construction began in May 2017 and will take about three months to complete. The temporary Midland rail line will then be constructed closer to Railway Parade between August and December. For more information view the latest Bayswater Community Zone update.

Whatley Crescent site:

The current cycle path which links Guildford Road to Whatley Crescent traverses the Bayswater Junction construction site. With early works now underway, the path is being closed in stages from late August.

Pedestrians will be moved to an existing path on the southern side of Whatley Crescent. Cyclists will be moved to the road, although they can also use the existing footpath if required.

We have worked closely with Main Roads, PTA, Department of Transport, BWA and the City of Bayswater before preparing the shared path relocation. These stakeholders have also reviewed and contributed to the Traffic Management Plan that incorporates the management of the identified risks - which will include a speed reduction in Whatley Crescent, and relevant signage to protect cyclists and pedestrians.  The Plan is currently with the City of Bayswater for final approval. 

Bayswater Junction

Bayswater Junction refers to the tunnel portal (also known as a dive structure) which will be built in the road reserve near Tonkin Highway, just west of Guildford Road. This will provide the entry/exit for trains to the tunnels. Two TBMs will begin tunnelling two months apart at Forrestfield from mid-2017, breaking through the tunnel portal at Bayswater in mid-2019.

The existing Midland Line needs to be temporarily relocated further north (toward Railway Parade) for approximately two years to create space for the construction of the Bayswater Junction and new Forrestfield train tracks. A new Midland Line will then be built in a ‘crossover’ of the Forrestfield Line.

A lot of activity is planned within the Bayswater area over the next few years to prepare for the TBMs arrival - all works are within the rail reserve. 

View aerial images of how we expect Bayswater will look post-construction of the new line.

Bayswater Station

As part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link project, Bayswater Station will receive a Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA) upgrade to ensure it is compliant with state and national standards. These upgrades aim to improve access for all passengers as well as increase security and amenity. The upgrades will include:

  • Improved lighting, CCTV through the train station precinct
  • Reconfigured car bays
  • Improved line markings and pedestrian / wheelchair access (including ramps)
  • Platform shelters and public art where applicable.

Works will coincide with other construction changes to the Midland Line. Some previous examples of these upgrades are Meltham and Mount Lawley Stations on the Midland Line or Kenwick and Maddington Stations on the Armadale Line.

Bayswater Community Group 

Engagement with local businesses and residents remains a focus for the project team. To help ensure we remain aware of local issues, the project team has established community advisory groups for each of the project's community zones.

At these meetings, Bayswater Community Group members are presented with design information and details of project progress, and asked to provide feedback, guidance and local knowledge during the temporary and permanent track and civil works on the Midland Line that will connect the new Forrestfield Line to Perth.


Total onsite workforce throughout the project