METRONET East Redevelopment Area
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) are extending its Midland Redevelopment Area
to include Bayswater. This non-contiguous redevelopment area will become METRONET East and complements and builds on the significant State Government investments in these areas.
Bayswater will benefit from the redevelopment authority model as it combines a number of functions within a single agency - from master planning, to development, sales, project marketing, place activation and development control.
The MRA will prepare a project vision to inform the intended outcomes in these areas and establish a new a planning framework to guide future development and determine development applications.
Bayswater Station Upgrade: parking relocation to Meltham and Ashfield stations
The new Bayswater Station will be located south of its current location and span across Coode Street, which will see the 180 passengers car bays on Whatley Crescent permanently removed. The car park to the north, on Railway Parade, will remain.
To counteract this reduction in passenger parking, approximately 200 parking bays will be built at Meltham and Ashfield stations.
Building the new station at the existing two Whatley Crescent car parks means work can be done off site with minimal disruptions to train services and the local road network.
While Meltham and Ashfield stations currently operate under a skip-stop pattern, which sees every second train stop at the stations during peak times, an all-stopping service pattern will be introduced in July this year, making these stations a more desirable option for passengers.
Surveying Bayswater Station passengers
The Public Transport Authority (PTA) recently distributed a survey asking Bayswater Park ‘n’ Ride passengers where they intend to park if there are no car bays available at Bayswater Station. While some indicated they would walk, ride or catch a bus to the station, the majority of respondents said they would park at a different station. Therefore the decision was made to increase parking bays at the adjacent stations.
Recognising the important role Bayswater Station has plays in the town centre, this is the most extensive community engagement ever undertaken for the redevelopment of a train station in Perth.
We thank the hundreds of community members who have taken the time to talk to us; there will continue to be opportunities to speak with the project team as part of ongoing activities to ensure a robust outcome for the community.
As we move into the next stage of the project a new Community Advisory Group (CAG) has been formed to act as a sounding board regarding the look and feel of the new station and public spaces, as well as impacts throughout the construction phase.
The Community Advisory Group members were selected from the applicants to ensure representation of a range of demographics, geographics, interests, opinions and experience.
The METRONET team will work with the CAG in the design development and construction phase of the project. Below are the minutes of the first meeting:
Throughout the early design phase the team worked with a Community Advisory Group to capture feedback on the design work as it progressed. Below are the minutes of these meetings.
Acknowledging the importance of the Kurrajong tree to the local community, the project team, in partnership with the City of Bayswater, will relocate it to the decommissioned playground in Bert Wright Park, a short 200m down the road. Watch this short video to find out more.
Bayswater Cross Section