METRONET Lakelands Station marks new milestone prior to construction

Monica Gameng   |   May 22, 2021
Lakelands Station platform (cr: METRONET)

The Lakelands Station – Perth's 10th METRONET station – is due to begin construction later this year as it marks a new milestone with the release of the first images for the station design. 

The new Lakelands Station is going to be located approximately 7 kilometres north of Mandurah Station and lies between the Mandurah Line's Warnbro and Mandurah stations. 

“Our investment in targeted infrastructure projects like METRONET is helping reshape Perth and providing a boost to local jobs and the economy,” Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher said. 

This new METRONET station will feature: 

  • A station entry building with a pedestrian overpass connecting two marginal platforms set in an existing cutting 
  • A passenger car park with parking for around 400 cars, drop off and short-term bays facilities, accessible parking bays, and motorcycle parking 
  • A fully-sheltered bus interchange with eight bus bays 
  • Secure bike shelters 
  • Public restrooms 
  • Standard station facilities including ticket and information machines, vending machine and pay phone 
  • Universal access throughout the station precinct 
  • Cycling and pedestrian connections to streets immediately adjacent to the station 
  • Modification to nearby sections of Lake Valley Drive and the existing roundabout to enable bus movements 
  • Hard and soft landscaping, and public art 

Lakelands Station Render Aerial EastSource: METRONET

The Lakelands Station is also going to be ‘future-proofed’ to enable additional facilities such as escalators, more lifts, a kiosk, fare gates and a customer service office to be added if necessary. 

ADCO Constructions was awarded the design and construction contract in January of this year. 

Works on the new Lakelands Station is expected to begin in July and this project is anticipated to support up to 200 jobs during the construction phase. 

“Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important we have a pipeline of work available for local businesses and local workers. 

“When construction starts in July, Lakelands Station will be our tenth METRONET project underway and is anticipated to create and support up to 200 local jobs,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said. 

When the new Lakelands Station opens, it will be servicing the growing suburbs of Lakelands, Madora Bay, Meadow Springs and other surrounding areas. 

In addition, works are progressing well on the $32 million METRONET Mandurah Station multi-storey car park and construction has now reached halfway. Once completed, it will help increase the station's parking capacity to up to 1,800 bays. 

The Mandurah Station car park is being delivered by Balcatta-based company PS Structures Pty Ltd and the project is expected to support up to 120 local jobs. 

The new Lakelands Station and multi-storey Mandurah Station car park is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments. 

“Adding a new station at Lakelands and increasing parking capacity at Mandurah Station will mean more people will be able to access and catch the train to and from Perth,” Premier Mark McGowan said. 

“Along with the Mandurah community, I'm excited to see the new Lakelands Station and the Mandurah Station Car Park upgrade become a reality,” Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said. 

Source: Government of Western Australia – Media Statements; METRONET (1, 2

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