The first design illustrations for Perth’s tenth METRONET project in Lakelands Station, have been revealed by the Western Australian Government.
The construction and design contract of the intended station, which is going to be located 7km north of Mandurah Station off Lake Valley Drive and will service the advancing suburbs of Lakelands, Madora Bay, Meadow Springs and surrounds, was awarded to ADCO Constructions in January 2021.
The new station will include a pedestrian overpass connecting platforms on either side of the rail line, cycling facilities, bus interchange, toilets, approximately 400-bay car park, pedestrian and cyclist-friendly pathways, and landscaping featuring native species.
The determined date for commencing the works is July 2021 and it is estimated to support 200 jobs during construction.
Moreover, the METRONET Mandurah Station multi-storey car park, which’s worth almost $32 million, is also advancing well, with construction at the halfway mark.
While the concrete pours are now underway on levels 1 and 2 and are expected to pursue until July, the installation of services will start after completion of concrete pours. When complete the carpark will increase parking capacity at the station to about 1,800 bays.
Approximately 120 native jobs will be supported by this project which is being delivered by local Balcatta company PS.
The State and Federal Governments, are investing on both of these projects and the share of the Federal Government is 80 per cent of funding towards Lakelands Station and 50 per cent of funding to the Mandurah Multi-Storey Carpark project.
Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan, said: “I try and catch the train from Rockingham as often as I can, so I know how popular the Mandurah Line is with commuters. Adding a new station at Lakelands and increasing parking capacity at Mandurah Station will mean more people will be able to access and catch the train to and from Perth.”
He added: “Combined with our election commitment to cap fares at two zones, these METRONET projects mean better access to public transport while also creating and supporting local jobs.”
According to Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher: “Our investment in targeted infrastructure projects like METRONET is helping to reshape Perth and providing a boost to local jobs and the economy.”
“Lakelands Station and the Mandurah Station multi-storey car park are some of many critical infrastructure projects to receive funding from the Morrison Government as part of its record $110 billion, ten-year infrastructure pipeline,” asserted Mr. Fletcher.
“Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important we have a pipeline of work available for local businesses and local workers. When construction starts in July, Lakelands Station will be our tenth METRONET project underway and is anticipated to create and support up to 200 local jobs,” stated Rita Saffioti, WA Transport Minister.
She continued: “The Mandurah Line completely transformed the way commuters from the southern suburbs travel and a new station at Lakelands and new multi-storey carpark at Mandurah will encourage more people onto our trains.”