Forrestfield Community Zone

Works Update

The Forrestfield construction site is divided by Dundas Road, near Maida Vale Road. To the west of Dundas Road, is the dive structure where the two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) began tunnelling in August and October 2017. The dive structure is 260m long and up to 22m wide.

To the east of Dundas Road is infrastructure vital to the operation of the TBMs. The site is now operating 24 hours a day to support tunnelling activities, including processing excavated soil and treating water for re-use in the tunnelling process.

Construction of the retaining wall for Forrestfield Station is progressing well. The wall will be up to 8.2m high and more than 100 counterforts are being installed to support the 18 tonne wall panels, as well as the backfilling required to raise the ground level at the station by 6m. Backfilling has begun and the ground level has been raised by 2.5m in some areas.

Meanwhile, excavation and service relocation for the stowage building is also continuing.

Works have also begun to realign Dundas Road, with the new road expected to open mid-year. While much of the work for the new road will be completed behind a fenced area with minimal impact on road users, there is some work to be done along Dundas Road to establish the two intersections. Construction of the traffic barrier adjacent to the tunnel portal is almost finished. Once the realignment is completed and open to traffic in mid-2018, the current Dundas Road will be closed south of Maida Vale Road and north of Imperial Street. View a map of the changes to Dundas Road. 

Forrestfield Station

Located adjacent to Dundas Road, east of the Forrestfield freight marshalling yard and south of Maida Vale Road,Forrestfield Station will provide an accessible and efficient transport option to and from the city for Perth’s eastern suburbs and foothills.

Passengers will enter Forrestfield Station at an elevated arrival area with a clear view down to the 150m long island platform below. Access to the platform will be via a SmartRider fare gate, with escalators, lifts and stairs taking passengers to the lower level to meet the train.

There will be facilities for passengers arriving at the station by bus, car, bicycle or foot, with eight active bus bays, parking for up to 2500 vehicles and safe cycle and pedestrian routes.

To find out more, view the Forrestfield Station fact sheet.

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Please click to download the high resolution artist impressions of the Forrestfield Station entrance, concourseplatform and/or aerial view of the station.   

View a map of how we expect the area around Forrestfield Station to look post-construction.

The project team is working closely with local government to ensure the new station compliments their vision for the future of the local area. For more information about local planning visit the City of Kalamunda's website

Forrestfield 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, Forrestfield Community Group members are presented with design information and details of project progress, and asked to provide feedback, guidance and local knowledge during site establishment and early construction works.


The number of daily trips from Forrestfield Station by 2021


The number of bus bays at Forrestfield Station


fare to the CBD

20 minutes

The rail journey from Forrestfield Station to the CBD