Forrestfield Community Zone

Works update

Tunnelling at Forrestfield, the site that hosts the infrastructure vital to tunnel boring machine (TBM) operations, began in August (TBM Grace) and October (TBM Sandy) 2017. The site is operating 24 hours a day to support tunnelling activities, including processing excavated soil and treating water for reuse in the tunnelling process.

Within the station area installation of hydraulic, electrical and fire protection services for the station platform has been completed and a number of platform slabs has been poured. Eight steel columns for the suspended concourse slab were delivered to site and are scheduled to be installed in April. The suspended slab, to be located above the station’s platform, will form an extension of the concourse slab.

At concourse level several concrete pours have been completed for the station’s 130m-long concourse slab. To allow for the slab’s sixth pour to take place, three 4m-wide and 8m-tall tilt-up panels were added to the station's retaining wall late-March. These will allow for additional backfilling to occur. The slab is expected to be finalised by the end of April, by which time a total of 300 cubic metres of concrete will have been poured.

South of the station the stowage building is now fully enclosed following the installation of eight temporary doors, the roof and gutters. Fitout of the building is ongoing. The stowage area is the place where trains will be maintained whilst not in use.

At the portal end of the site, and just above the tunnel entries, brickwork for the multi-storey portal building is being finalised at plant level. In the coming weeks structural steel will be installed, taking construction up to mezzanine level.

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 1900 vehicles and safe cycle and pedestrian routes.

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

To find out more, view the Forrestfield Station and Forrestfield Station multi-deck car park fact sheets.

FAL-SINRW-AR-RPT-00013.B.FR 619636438884580597190  FAL-SINRW-AR-RPT-00013.B.FR 616   FAL-SINRW-AR-RPT-00013.B.FR 614

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

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.

Forrestfield Station Image Gallery

9800

The number of daily trips from Forrestfield Station by 2022

8

The number of bus bays at Forrestfield Station

2-zone

fare to the CBD

20 minutes

The rail journey from Forrestfield Station to the CBD