The first design of the new Lakelands station of Perth’s Metronet has been presented providing the initial look and feel of the station.
The design draws on local natural features like the wetlands, Serpentine River, Yalbanberup Pool and Paganoni Lake.
The Lakelands station also includes a modern entry building, pedestrian overpass, public restrooms, platforms on either side of the rail line, and landscaping featuring native species.
The new station will also have a bus interchange, cycling facilities and a car park with approximately 400 cars, and pedestrian and cycling friendly paths, giving passengers plenty of choice for accessing Lakeland station.
As part of the project, the station will be future proofed to allow additional facilities such as escalators, more lifts, a kiosk, fare gates, and a customer service office to be installed in the future, once patronage grows enough to require these.
Once the project receives the development approval, the design will be developed in more detail.
The construction is expected to start mid this year and when completed, the station will reduce the need for commuters to travel significant distances to access train services. In January 2021, ADCO Constructions was awarded the contract to design and build the station.
Residents in Lakelands, Madora Bay and surrounds will have another travel option to choose from with the newest Mandurah Line station being built in Lakelands.
Located on the Mandurah Line between Warnbro and Mandurah stations, which are 23 km apart, the Lakelands station will help ease the growing demand for public transport in the southern Perth suburbs by reducing the need to travel significant distances to access train services.
More than 2,300 passengers are expected to board at Lakelands when the station opens in 2023, growing to 3,500 passengers by 2031.
The project is jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments, with 80 per cent funding coming from the Commonwealth. In October 2020, the Government of Western Australia provided AUD 5.7 billion (USD 4.43 billion) for Metronet projects.