Contractors have been invited to submit proposals for a new station at Lakelands, south of Perth.
Western Australia Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, announced the Request for Proposal Process (RFP) had begun on May 4.
“This is an important step in making the Lakelands Station project a reality, delivering better access to Metronet for local residents.”
The contract will cover the design and construction of the station, involving two platforms, a bus interchange, carpark, and associated facilities. The RFP is part of the competitive early contract involvement process.
Part of the Metronet project, the station will be located on the Mandurah Line, with access off Lake Valley Drive, south of Perth. The new station is hoped to ease congestion at Mandurah and Warnbro stations.
“The station will take pressure off the nearby existing stations, and provide commuters with access to bus services and lockable cycling facilities,” said Saffioti.
“There is currently 23km of empty track between Mandurah and Warnbro stations – this station will mean residents in Lakelands, Madora Bay and surrounds will soon have greater access to public transport at their doorstep.”
Funding will be split between the federal government, which will commit 80 per cent of project funds, and the WA state government, which will contribute the remainder.
Construction will begin in early 2021 and the station is scheduled to be operational in 2023. Estimates published on the Metronet website state that 2,300 passengers could use the station in 2023, and 3,500 by 2031.
Since the opening of the Mandurah Line in 2007, the site of the future Lakelands station was reserved.
Planning for another station at Karnup is continuing.