Lakelands Station

Overview

Residents in Lakelands, Madora Bay and surrounds will have a new 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 kilometres apart, Lakelands Station will help ease the growing demand for public transport in the southern suburbs by reducing the need to travel significant distances to access train services.

More than 2,300 passengers are expected to board at Lakelands Station each day in 2023, growing to 3,500 in 2031.

The project will be jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments, with 80 per cent funding coming from the Commonwealth.

Work is expected to begin in 2021.  

Project Features

The station will be built on land specially set aside when the Mandurah Line was built and will include passenger parking, drop-off area, bus interchange and lockable cycling storage.

Lakelands Station will be accessed off Lake Valley Drive, with upgrades to part of it to allow for extra traffic movements in the area.

When the Mandurah Line was built this area was identified as a future location for a station. The rail alignment allows for the modular build of the station and platforms. To keep impacts to a minimum, more planning will continue to develop a simple design and construction approach.

More details of the construction method, station design, and managing impacts will be developed when the contractor is appointed in 2020.

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Construction

As part of the planning and early works for the Lakelands Station project geotechnical site investigations have already taken place at the future station site.

These studies were carried out by Golder Associates and included taking soil samples. The investigations will allow us to gain a better understanding of ground conditions in the immediate area, which will help to inform the final project design.

Community

A Community Reference Group (CRG) is being established for the Lakelands Station project.

The purpose of this Group is to act as a sounding board during the planning, construction and delivery phases of the new station and construction impacts. The Group will be encouraged to bring feedback and collect community enquiries for discussion in the meetings to identify issues.

Applications are now closed and under review.

Successful and non successful applicants will be notified mid-September.

Project Documents

  • General Project

  • Why do we need this station?

    Currently the distance between Warnbro and Mandurah stations is 23 kilometres. The new station at Lakelands will provide another public transport option for local communities and ease pressure on Mandurah Station.

  • When will construction start?

    Construction is estimated to start in 2021, once planning for the new station has been completed and a contractor comes on board. The station is expected to be operational in 2023.

  • Will Karnup Station still be built?

    The State Government remains committed to building a new station at Karnup. A full business case for the station and surrounding residential development is being progressed.

  • Is the project fully funded?

    Yes the project will be funded by both the State and Federal governments, with the majority of funding coming from the Federal Government.

  • How long will the train journey be from Lakelands to Perth?

    The journey is expected to take approximately 45-50 minutes.

  • How will Lakelands Station affect property values in the area?

    Better transport connections have the potential to directly lift property values. They can also benefit indirectly through METRONET’s integrated planning approach enabling denser development, leading to more amenities such as shops and health facilities.

  • What road changes will be made in the area to cater for the increased traffic accessing the station?

    Upgrades to Lake Valley Drive will be required to allow buses to access the station. The design of these upgrades will endeavour to minimise the traffic impact. When appointed, the contractor will assess the potential impact of the proposed construction works to the local road network and work with the local council to minimise disruption.

  • How will passengers access Lakelands Station?

    Buses will access Lakelands Station from Lake Valley Drive. The car park at the station will be accessed from Ashwood Parkway.

  • How many parking bays will be at the station?

    There will be approximately 400 parking bays. However this is subject to change as the design progresses.

  • How much will parking cost at the station?

    Use of the car park at Lakelands Station will cost the same as parking at any Transperth station, which is $2 up to a 24hr period.

  • Is there a designated area for passenger pick up and drop off?

    Yes, a drop-off area has been planned for the station.

  • What bus services will service the station?

    Final bus service details will be determined closer to when the station opens. This will follow detailed planning and community consultation to develop a bus network which best aligns with local development and community needs.

  • What security measures will be in place at the station?

    Lakelands Station will be fitted with all the security measures that are standard at our stations. This includes CCTV, lighting and clear sight lines throughout the area. In the future as development occurs around the station, passive security will also increase as there will be more activity in the area.

  • Are environmental impacts being considered?

    Yes. With the station location now confirmed, more design and environmental assessments will be completed. The project will aim to reduce environmental impacts and protecting Black Swan Lake will be a priority. Some tree removal will be unavoidable. This will be further assessed once a contractor is on board and design is complete.

  • How will noise and vibration be managed during construction?

    All works will follow a Construction Noise and Vibration Management Plan, in accordance with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997.  The plan will detail how potential noise and vibration impacts will be minimised and how impacted properties will be kept informed.

  • How will noise and vibration be managed once the station is operational?

    Once the design is completed, noise and vibration modelling will identify possible impacts and measures needed to reduce these impacts. Noise walls are one of the options being considered. If noise walls are deemed the preferred option the project team will work with the community on the aesthetics of the noise wall.

  • How will construction traffic be managed?

    While there will be construction vehicles in the area during construction, it is expected that traffic impacts will be minimal. Prior to construction the contractor will develop and follow a traffic management plan.

  • How will impact to my property during construction be managed?

    Once appointed, the contractor will complete management plans to minimise impacts to nearby properties. Relevant property owners will be invited to receive a pre-condition survey prior to construction. This will form part of managing any damage that may occur during construction.

  • How can the community get involved?

    The project team will work with the community, including creating a Community Reference Group, during the life of the project. Community members are encouraged to contact the team via info@metronet.wa.gov.au or 9326 3666.

  • What employment opportunities will the project provide?

    The project is expected to support 200 jobs during construction.  Any WA Government roles are advertised on the WA Jobs Board. Project roles will be advertised through the contractor when appointed.

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