Western Australian government revealed the plans for a new transport-focused community surrounding the future Metronet station in Alkimos, in north part of Perth. Alkimos is set to be the first new train station along Metronet’s Yanchep 14.5-km rail extension and will form the focal point of the new Alkimos Central community.
Initial earthworks for the train station are expected to commence in mid-2019, with Alkimos station expected to be operational in 2021.
The Western Australian Planning Commission recently approved the structure plan for Alkimos Central, which will become a hub for a projected population of 60,000 in the fully developed Alkimos-Eglinton District.
The LandCorp development will start in 2019 and represents a key Metronet precinct to be delivered in the northern suburbs, following the development of precincts along the Forrestfield-Airport Link.
Located on a 212-hectare parcel of land east of Marmion Avenue, Alkimos Central will become a mix of residential, retail, recreational, entertainment and commercial uses.
The centrally located train and bus station means Alkimos Central is set to become one of the first transit-oriented developments to be delivered in the northern suburbs through the Metronet programme. Alkimos Central is an integral development in LandCorp’s master plan for the Alkimos region, which comprises of four individual yet interconnected developments.
“Alkimos Central is set to become a key new METRONET precinct of the northern suburbs – it embodies all the wider aims of the METRONET programme. This will provide a boost of around 15,000 jobs in the northern suburbs, including construction jobs and new employment opportunities in the new precinct,” Premier Mark McGowan said.