Project Type: Projects Works

A State Government city-wide project with many facets – one being the removal of level crossings and the elevation of the rail line through Victoria Park and Canning – METRONET works are scheduled to begin in our Town in 2023 and will have impacts for commuters, as well as nearby residents and business owners.

While the METRONET works are not a Town of Victoria Park project, the Town is committed to working as closely as it can with the State to ensure timely advice is given to community of potential disruptions while works are ongoing, and that the resulting new rail line, revitalised train stations and the planned surrounding public areas serve our community well.

This page is intended to showcase the Town's hopes for this future-shaping project, and to host updates for the community as works progress.


Latest updates

All the latest news on METRONET projects happening across the Town.

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Town objectives

Learn about the factors the Town believes are key to METRONET's success for our community.

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Useful links

Get the lowdown on some resources to help you get around the Town during the Armadale line shutdown.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I have my say and stay informed?

Visit the METRONET website to participate in surveys and info sessions currently advertised and sign up for project updates, or email

What is the State Government's preferred option for replacement of level crossing at Town train stations?

On 16 June 2020 the State Government publicly announced elevated rail as the preferred option for removing up to five of level crossings on the Armadale line. This preferred option has been informed by early business case investigations and similar projects in the state of Victoria.

Read more information on the METRONET website.

What is elevated rail?

This is the raising of the rail to completely remove sections of it from ground level and allow for improved pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicle connections. It can also present an opportunity for revitalisation with the potential for new public spaces and other uses under the raised rail. A series of elevated stations along a train line has been referred to as a ‘sky rail’. There are no examples of a sky rail in Perth, however, recent examples can be seen in Melbourne around the Clayton and Noble Park stations.

What engagement and advocacy process has been undertaken by METRONET and the Town so far?

The Town and METRONET worked together to analyse options for the level crossing removals after the State and Federal Governments announced a funding commitment for the project in early 2019. This included some analysis of the precincts around Oats Street and Carlisle stations.

In June 2020 the State Government announced its preference for an elevated rail option during the compilation of the business case. More recently, METRONET undertook engagement with the public on its early design concepts for the public open spaces to be created by raising the rail.

What outcomes are the Town seeking from the METRONET project?

The Town has three key desired outcomes since it was announced METRONET would be proceeding with elevated rail:

  • Great places: Station precincts are great places that provide obvious and lasting community benefits
  • All stations remain: All existing stations in the Town must remain with only minor adjustments to their locations.
  • Sustainable access: Station precincts should be designed to promote and facilitate walking, cycling and public transport as the predominant choices for accessing each station.

The Town believes these outcomes will deliver the best outcomes for the community, and is committed to working proactively with METRONET to deliver as many of these outcomes as possible around Oats Street and Carlisle stations specifically.


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