Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Perth to Bunbury Faster Rail Business Case

Funding Program:Major Project Business Case
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2021 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$8,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$4,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Murray Shire Council,City of Armadale,City of Bunbury,City of Canning,Shire of Dardanup,City of Gosnells,Shire of Harvey,City of Perth,Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale,Town of Victoria Park,Shire of Waroona
Corridor:Perth - Bunbury

Project Description

The project will develop a strategic business case that will investigate options to provide faster passenger rail services from Perth to Bunbury. The project will identify existing constraints and determine future demand and operational requirements. The project will include a planning and investment program that will identify potential projects, cost and staging options to help guide future investment decisions. The project will also consider population growth, travel patterns, private sector financing opportunities and access to jobs, services and affordable housing.


The project will determine the economic, environmental and social costs and benefits of improved passenger rail services from Perth to Bunbury.


The estimated cost of the strategic business case is $8 million. The Australian Government is contributing $4 million (capped) and the Western Australian Government $4 million.


The strategic business case commenced on 11 AugustĀ 2021 and is expected to be completedĀ in mid 2023.

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Project details last updated: 17/08/2021