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Oats Street/Welshpool Road/Mint Street Level Crossing Removal

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Rail
Estimated Project Cost:$415,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$207,500,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Canning,Town of Victoria Park

Project Description

There are currently 31 vehicle level crossings on the Perth rail network. These level crossings can cause significant safety issues resulting from the interfaces between pedestrians, passenger vehicles and the expanding Perth rail network. They have resulted in a high number of traffic incidents at boom gates and adjacent road intersections.

As the Perth rail network expands and new rail lines and trains become operational, there is a greater need to remove these level crossings and improve the safety and efficiency of the network.

The project will involve removal of the Oats Street (Carlisle) level crossing, as well as the nearby Welshpool Road (Welshpool) and Mint Street (East Victoria) level crossings.


The project will:

  • improve road safety
  • improve travel times and service reliability


The Australian Government has committed $207.5 million towards the project.


The project is in planning.

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Project details last updated: 24/10/2019