Work is now underway on Lakelands Station, the latest METRONET project to commence construction.
The site has become a hive of activity as contractor ADCO Constructions progresses early works on the project, including modifications to existing overhead line equipment and rail corridor earthworks.
Up to 200 jobs are expected to be supported during construction.
When complete, the project will include a pedestrian overpass providing access to platforms on either side of the rail line, toilets, bicycle parking facilities, a bus interchange, and approximately 400 parking bays.
The new station is seven kilometres north of Mandurah Station off Lake Valley Drive and will cater for the area’s growing suburbs including Lakelands, Madora Bay and Meadow Springs, providing a 50-minute journey to the Perth central business district.
The new station is forecast to initially generate about 2,300 daily boardings, increasing to about 3,500 by 2031.
The project is jointly funded by the Morrison Government and Western Australian Government, with 80 per cent provided by the Morrison Government.
As stated by WA Premier, the Hon Mark McGowan MLA:
“It’s an exciting milestone today with work commencing on our tenth METRONET project, Lakelands Station.
“The southern suburbs are booming, with the Mandurah Line the busiest on our rail network, so this station will alleviate pressure on the nearby Mandurah and Warnbro Stations.
“We have another eight METRONET projects currently under construction, supporting thousands of local jobs, with our METRONET Bellevue Railcar Facility project already completed.”
As stated by Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP:
“The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely.
“Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 177 individual packages of works nationwide. Lakelands Station project brings the total number of Urban Congestion Fund projects that are now completed or underway nationwide to 68. A further 47 are expected to start construction later this year.
“This is just the latest example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country under our record $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia’s world-leading economic recovery.”
As stated by WA Transport Minister, the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA:
“Lakelands Station, combined with our METRONET Mandurah multi-storey carpark, will make it easier for people in our southern suburbs to catch the train.
“We are working to implement our two zone fare cap, which will save commuters from Mandurah, Lakelands and surrounding suburbs thousands of dollars each year.
“We anticipate more than 200 local jobs will be supported through construction on this project.”
As stated by Federal Member for Canning, the Hon Andrew Hastie MP:
“It is very exciting to see work commencing at last on Lakelands Station.
“This station is a long-held dream for many people in the north Mandurah community – some residents have waited a decade for it to arrive. The works happening today prove what’s possible when locals work together and refuse to give up.
“The strategy of a station integrated into the community like this will make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to access, increasing social and economic mobility. Lakelands will also reduce pressure on Mandurah station and locals roads, and help get people home sooner.
“The Morrison Government’s investment in targeted infrastructure projects like METRONET is helping reshape Perth and providing a boost to local jobs and the economy.”