The Public Transport Authority (PTA) proposes to construct and operate an extension of the existing Joondalup railway line from a point north of the proposed future Eglinton Station. The proposal will extend the Joondalup railway line through to Yanchep in the City of Wanneroo and includes a new intermodal transit station within the Yanchep City Centre area.
The development envelope is up to 73 hectares (ha) and the proposal will result in potential impacts to native vegetation that includes black cockatoo habitat; potential western quoll habitat; a Threatened Ecological Community (Melaleuca huegelii – M. acerosa (M. systena) shrublands on limestone ridges); and a number of Priority Ecological Communities including the Banksia dominated woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain IBRA Region, the Northern Spearwood shrublands, and the Tuart woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain.
The proposal traverses Ningana Bushland (Bush Forever site 289) which contains regionally significant bushland. The proposal may also impact four Priority listed flora species.
Note: The EPA is currently assessing Part 1 of the Yanchep Rail Extension which is to construct and operate the rail extension from the existing Butler Station and includes two new intermodal transit stations at Alkimos and Eglinton.