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 re-use in the tunnelling process.

In a bid to unite the divided construction site at Forrestfield (dive structure, stowage area construction and station works to the west – TBM operations to the east), a section of Dundas Road has been realigned and is now open. The road changes allow backfilling of the station retaining wall to continue. View a map of the changes to Dundas Road. 

The 300m long retaining wall for Forrestfield Station is almost completed, with 89 of the 93 panels in place. The remaining four panels will be installed once the multi-service vehicles no longer require access to the tunnels. More than 100 counterforts are being used to keep the 8.2m high wall securely in place. The counterforts support the 18 tonne wall panels, as well as the backfilling which is required to raise the ground level at the station by up to 6m.

Forrestfield Station is starting to take shape with the construction of the station’s platform foundations now in progress. The island platform will be 150m long, 11.5m wide and will help move an estimated 9800 passengers to and from the new station daily.

Work is also continuing south of the site where excavation of the stowage area is taking place to enable hydraulic services (water, sewer and fire) to be installed. The stowage area will be used for servicing and cleaning of trains. It is planned that brick and steel works to construct the stowage building will start by the end of November.

A recent sinkhole at the project's first tunnel-to-tunnel cross passage is requiring ongoing assessment and repair. Jet grout was injected into the ground late last year in preparation for the cross passage to be constructed. In this instance, a leak occurred during construction allowing groundwater and fines to flow into the cross passage and one of the tunnels. As a result, a sinkhole formed at the surface above the cross passage, about 200m north of the Forrestfield Station site where the tunnels follow the alignment of Dundas Road. The leak has been stopped and efforts have shifted to repairing damage caused by the leak, including the reinstatement of Dundas Road.  

Until further notice traffic is diverted from Dundas Road to Sorensen Road, Newburn Road, Butcher Road, Maida Vale Road, then back to Dundas Road. View a map of the traffic changes.

We apologise for the inconvenience and ask motorists to continue to be mindful of changes in the volume of traffic and types of vehicles (i.e. heavy vehicles) using local roads.

Access remains open to local businesses.

Updates, including a detailed timeline of works, will be published as they become available.

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.

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.   

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

9,800

The number of daily trips from Forrestfield Station by 2021

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