Transport projects can be planned and delivered in a relatively defined timeframe.
However, the associated development around a station can take 30 to 40 years (or longer) to reach target densities and is largely not within the State Government’s control. In addition, land uses are impacted by planning, investment and policy factors beyond the investment in transport infrastructure alone.
For the Yanchep Rail Extension, the METRONET Office will continue to work with state agencies, local governments and the private sector to help transition the areas around the new stations into mix-used centres over time.
Alkimos Station will serve the future Alkimos Central – a secondary centre planned to include residential, retail, business, recreation and education amenities for the fast growing area.
Eglinton Station will be built in a cutting next to the future Eglinton District Centre which is planned to a largely residential community.
Yanchep Station will become the heart of Perth’s future strategic business centre. The station will be positioned centrally to Yanchep City Centre’s main retail and commercial areas.
For detailed information on the new stations, visit Yanchep Rail Extension - Stations.
Procurement for a main contractor will begin in mid-2018, with contract award in 2019. Main construction is expected to begin shortly after.