Forrestfield-Airport Railway Station Surrounds Plan For Mix Use Development

Forrestfield-Airport Railway Station Surrounds Plan For Mix Use Development

Western Australia Minister for Planning Donna Faragher

Jobs Boost Through Forrestfield-Airport Rail Link

Victor P Taffa

  • Significant jobs growth through Forrestfield-Airport Rail Link
  • Crucial development will create vibrant urban centres

State Government has endorsed a strategy for creating vibrant urban precincts around the new Belmont and Forrestfield railway station hubs as part of the $1.96 Billion Forrestfield-Airport Rail Link project.

There is the potential for more than 22,000 jobs in the new transport nodes which are part of the $1.96 Billion Forrestfield-Airport Rail Link project.

Planning Minister Donna Faragher said the jobs, along with 10,000 new homes for an estimated 22,500 people, would be generated through intensive mixed-use development within the railway station precincts.  A further 2,000 jobs would be created during the construction phase.

“This major infrastructure project will deliver significant community benefits, particularly to people living in the eastern suburbs.” Mrs. Faragher said.

“Not only will it provide a direct rail link with the central business district but it will create vibrant, contemporary urban centres around the new railway stations, bringing a diverse mix of housing options, business opportunities and thousands of extra jobs to the region.”

“Belmont Railway Station will transform into a dynamic retail, commercial and residential precinct, while Forrestfield Railway Station will anchor a new, mixed-use urban centre and multi-modal transit interchange servicing the eastern metropolitan region.”

WA Minister for Planning Donna Faragher









Mrs. Faragher said the Forrestfield-Airport Link development complemented the State Government’s activity centres strategy of focusing future homes and jobs within identified areas with good transport links.

“Importantly, this also aligns with our aim for greater infill in strategic areas such as major transit hubs and identified activity centres to limit sprawl and accommodate 3.5 Million people across the Perth and Peel regions by 2050.” Mrs. Faragher said.

Fact File

  • Forrestfield-Airport Rail Link project will involve construction of an 8.5 km railway line off the Midland Line with twin-bored tunnels under the Swan River
  • Design, construct and 10-year maintenance contract was awarded to Salini Impregilo – NRW Joint Venture (SI-NRW) in April 2016