In November 2019, the Morley-Ellenbrook Line team worked with Noranda locals to help us decide the car park location for Noranda Station.
More than 270 people completed the survey, with 60 local residents taking part in facilitated workshops and another 60 community members speaking to our project team at an informal drop-in session.
The feedback received highlighted the main issues the community wanted considered including reducing traffic impacts and avoiding traffic signals on Benara Road; minimising residential impacts, especially land acquisition and street parking; and ensuring good light, accessibility and security. Local residents also worked with us to provide suggestions on how the early concept designs for the station car park could be improved.
Based on the assessment, which incorporated this valuable feedback, design work will focus on a car park to the north-east of the Benara Road bridge.
A car park at this location, addresses the community feedback by:
- minimising the need for land acquisition;
- minimising traffic impacts on local roads;
- removing the need to change the road layout next to John Septimus Roe Primary School; and
- allowing us to design a station and car park that will enhance local connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists using the station.
As part of the design process our team are working towards further improvements for this option will share more information on the final design in mid-2020, when the project definition phase for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line is complete.