Preferred contractor announced for METRONET Lakelands Station in WA

Monica Gameng   |   December 16, 2020
C Series train (cr: METRONET)

The construction of a new METRONET Lakelands Station is on track to begin next year and the project has marked a new major milestone with the announcement of a preferred builder. 

ADCO Constructions has been engaged to design and construct the new train station and the contract is set to be officially awarded in early 2021. 

“Our investment in METRONET is re-shaping Perth and we’re seeing that happen before our very eyes. 

“Across Perth and WA we have committed to target infrastructure which means jobs for hard-working West Australians and a massive boost for the WA economy,” Minister for Population, Cities and Urban infrastructure Alan Tudge said. 

Lakelands Station Concept headerLakelands Station layout (source: METRONET)

The new Lakelands Station will feature an entry building with a pedestrian overpass that links to the platforms, a bus interchange as well as a 400-space car park and associated infrastructure. 

The future station is going to be built approximately seven kilometres north of Mandurah Station and it will have a car park access off Ashwood Parkway and bus access from Lake Valley Drive. 

“With more than 2,300 passengers expected to use Lakelands Station from day one, this new station will help take pressure off the busy nearby Mandurah and Warnbro stations. 

“Combined with the new multi-storey carpark being built at Mandurah Station, this new station will support up to 200 local jobs during construction while also providing better access to public transport in our southern suburbs,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said. 

lakelandsProject location (source: METRONET)

This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments, with the Australian Government committing 80 per cent of the funding. 

“It’s very exciting to see the Lakelands Train Station – which is a long-held dream for many in the north Mandurah community – a step closer to becoming reality. 

“Many residents have told me how they chose to make Lakelands their home in part because the development would include a local train station. For some, that was 10 years ago. Having provided 80% of funding, the Morrison Government has made sure that promise is kept,” Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said. 

Once completed, the Lakelands Station will provide a new travel option to residents from Lakelands, Madora Bay, Meadow Springs and other surrounding areas. 

“With 23km of uninterrupted track between Warnbro and Mandurah stations, Lakelands will provide residents in Mandurah’s northern suburbs with a new train station right on their doorstep,” State Member for Mandurah David Templeman said. 

Works on the new METRONET station will commence in early 2021 and completed in 2023. 

Source: Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure; Government of Western Australia – Media Statements; METRONET (1, 2) 

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