Margaret McCormack: balancing development and the environment
Protecting the black cockatoo species’ breeding habitat is just one of the many challenges environmental consultants like Margaret face when helping clients through environmental p...
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There were a range of significant environmental and heritage factors to consider when assessing the best route, including wetlands, vegetation sensitivities (Banksia woodland), First Nations heritage areas, and the protection of groundwater drinking water sources in the area.
RPS provided the following services for the long- and short-listing processes:
The outcome of the work supported the adoption of the Morley–Ellenbrook rail line and alignment, a suburban rail service providing a new 21-kilometre train line between Ellenbrook and Bayswater, with five new stations at Morley, Noranda, Malaga, Whiteman Park, and Ellenbrook. The new service will provide effective public transport for the forecast population growth and support vibrant urban centres through integrated transport and land use planning.
Construction of the rail line has begun and is due to be completed in late 2024.