Work will soon begin 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 will remain open to provide access for passengers to McIver Station platforms two and three, while the western pedestrian level crossing has been permanently closed.
Stage 1 of the project was complete in early 2021 and 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 homelessness 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.
Stage 2 of the project is ongoing and will include:
- Extension of the Pier Street staff car park and associated asphalt corrector drainage works.
- Realignment works on the Principal Shared Paths.
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.
Work is expected to be completed by the end of December 2021.