Each new station presents different opportunities for their local communities.
Built underground in the residential heart of Redcliffe, the station is an opportunity for the area to become an urban village that will serve the growing community and airport business park and direct factory outlet planned for the area.
That’s why the METRONET team is working closely with the City of Belmont on its plans which will eventually see the area designed with public spaces, shops, housing, cafes and other services nearby.
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By 2025 all airlines are expected to have relocated to T1 and T2 (formerly known as the International Airport), where Airport Central Station is being constructed.
Not only will the station be used by airline passengers but will also provide a valuable link for Perth Airport employees.
The catchment area for Forrestfield Station includes the suburbs of High Wycombe, Forrestfield, Maida Vale, Gooseberry Hill and Kalamunda.
To make connecting with train services from these suburbs easier, the station precinct is being designed as an intermodal transport hub. This means there will be facilities for passengers arriving at the station by bus, car, bicycle or foot.
To meet demand for parking, a multi-level car park accommodating 1200 cars will be built on land bordered by Maida Vale Road and Ibis. While the original plan was for an at-grade car park, the new design will improve access as passengers will now be able to park within 300m of the station’s entrance. This new design frees up approximately eight hectares of land for future development. The
solution not only meets passenger needs, but also supports METRONET’s vision to create connected communities within walking distance of the station and the City of Kalamunda’s Forrestfield North
District Structure Plan. Construction of the car park will begin next year and will be ready for when first trains run on the Forrestfield Line.
The METRONET team is liaising with the City on their vision for the area which will include determining density levels and plans for mixed-use development.