Statement – METRONET transforming Perth’s southern suburbs

It’s full steam ahead for Perth’s tenth METRONET project, Lakelands Station, with the first design images unveiled today.

ADCO Constructions was awarded the design-and-construct contract in January to build the station, which will be located 7km north of Mandurah Station off Lake Valley Drive and will service the growing suburbs of Lakelands, Madora Bay, Meadow Springs and surrounds.

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.

Work will commence in July and is anticipated to support 200 jobs during construction.

The $32 million METRONET Mandurah Station multi-storey car park is progressing well, with construction at the halfway mark.

Concrete pours are currently underway on levels 1 and 2 and are expected to continue until July. Once complete, work can begin on installing services. When complete the carpark will increase parking capacity at the station to about 1800 bays.

The project is being delivered by local Balcatta company PS Structures Pty Ltd and is estimated to support up to 120 local jobs.

Both projects are jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments. The Commonwealth has contributed 80 per cent of funding towards Lakelands Station and 50 per cent of funding to the Mandurah Multi-Storey Carpark project.

As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:

“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.

“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.”

As stated by 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, 10-year infrastructure pipeline.”

As stated by WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

“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.

“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.”

As stated by Federal Member for Canning Mr Andrew Hastie:

“Along with the Mandurah community, I’m excited to see the new Lakelands Station and the Mandurah Station Car Park upgrade become reality.

“I grew up catching two trains and a bus to school every day, so I understand how access to public transport will provide greater mobility and opportunity for people in Mandurah.

“The Morrison Government provided 80% of funding for Lakelands Station and 50% for the Mandurah upgrades – we listened and delivered. I’m proud of that record, and proud to be part of a Government delivering for our region.”

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