Works were completed in 2022 to finalise the permanent closure of the Moore Street level crossing, which was blocked off in October 2019 due to safety concerns. The eastern pedestrian level crossing remains open to provide access for passengers to McIver Station platforms two and three, while the western pedestrian level crossing has been permanently closed.
The project included:
- Removal of crossing infrastructure, which includes boom gates and lights.
- Reconfiguration of Pier and Moore streets to create cul-de-sacs on the approach to the crossing.
- Installation of permanent fencing around the level crossing with gates for PTA maintenance access.
- Kerb work at the intersection of Pier and James streets to encourage vehicles to turn before reaching the end of Pier Street.
- Minor realignment of the Pier Street Principal Shared Path to accommodate road changes.
- Civil construction works to establish a standalone area for key services associated with the City of Perth’s homeless population.
- Paving, kerbing, CCTV and lighting upgrades.
- Beautification of the area to include trees, picnic tables and shelters.
- Reconfiguration of Moore Street to create a cul-de-sac on the approach to the crossing.
- Extension of the Pier Street staff car park.
As a result of the Moore Street level crossing closure, the City of Perth was able to build the Homelessness Hub, which serves as a safe place for those experiencing homelessness in Perth and provides access to key services like meals on wheels, health services and mobile cleaning facilities.