The Public Transport Authority (PTA) is proposing to implement the Bayswater to Malaga Rail Works (the ‘Proposal’). The Proposal comprises the construction and operation of a 9 km dual passenger railway track extending from the existing Midland railway line from the existing Bayswater station to Malaga. The Proposal includes two new stations at Morley and Noranda with intermodal rail, bus, carpark and active mode (cycling and walking) facilities at each station and turnback facility.
The Proposal will be undertaken within a 205 hectares (ha) development envelope predominantly situated within the Tonkin Hwy Road Reserve and is proposed to:
- clear up to 17.8 ha of vegetation with 0.8 ha of vegetation in degraded or better condition
- potential Black Cockatoo foraging habitat and potential breeding trees with no suitable hollows
- disturb areas of potential Acid Sulfate Soils, acidic landscapes and contaminated soils
- temporary dewater potentially impacting localised groundwater levels temporarily
- generate temporary construction noise and operational noise and vibration from within the development envelope situated predominantly with in the Tonkin Highway Road Reserve.
The proposal will have the potential to generate temporary construction noise and operational noise and vibration from within the development envelope situated predominantly with in the Tonkin Highway Road Reserve.
Management and mitigation measures are proposed to be in place during the construction and operation of this proposal.