Forrestfield-Airport Link

Expected Completion Date: 30 June 2020

About the Project

The $2billion State Government funded Forrestfield-Airport Link is the transport solution to improve connections to and from Perth Airport, the eastern suburbs and regional centres.

It’s expected that construction will begin in 2016 with the first trains running on the line in 2020.

By providing a rail link for the foothills for the first time, the Forrestfield-Airport Link aims to improve the public transport options to and from the airport and will help relieve pressure on existing roads. The improved transport options also provide a reliable alternative for airport
workers and passengers.

Following the announcement of the rail station, the WA Planning Commission has requested that the Shire consider the implications of the Forrestfield Rail Link on the surrounding areas in Forrestfield and High Wycombe.

The Shire has been instructed by the State Government to prepare a new District Structure Plan over the areas commonly known as Stages 2 and 3, in order to identify whether new land use opportunities ought to be considered to take advantage of the Forrestfield train station.   These changes would still require the rezoning process underway to continue, so the Shire will continue to pursue it as a priority.

Further Information

If you would like to know more about the key features of the project and the changes that may occur in your area as a result of the Forrestfield-Airport Link please visit our Forrestfield-Airport Link website.

Should you have any queries please contact the Shire’s Planning Department on 9257 9999.  

If you have any queries regarding the procedures, structure planning and/or timeframes associated with the areas commonly known as Stages 2 and 3 please contact the Shire on :

Contact Us

If you have a question about the project you are welcome to contact the Gateway WA team on:
To make an enquiry or comment on the Forrestfield-Airport Link project contact the project communications team on or call the InfoLine on 13 62 13.

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