Building for Tomorrow: How Lakelands Station is improving Perth’s transport network

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As Perth continues to grow, how we manage our transport systems moving ahead will become increasingly important.

With this in mind, let’s take a moment to talk about some of WA’s major transport infrastructure projects, their progress, and how they’re helping shape and improve WA’s transport network – starting with the brand new Lakelands Station.

Earlier this year saw the official unveiling of Perth’s newest train station with the completion of the major METRONET project on June 11, after construction began in November 2021. 

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Station entrance.

Lakelands was one of this year’s most important openings – let’s break it down by the numbers:

  • Cost: $72 million
  • Jobs supported: 230
  • Commute time to Perth CBD: 50 minutes
  • New car park bays: 400
  • Connected bus routes: 5

Located between Warnbro and Mandurah stations, which are 23 kilometres apart, the station provides more transport options for commuters in Lakelands, Singleton, Madora Bay and northern parts of Mandurah.

Crucially, the station will ease pressure on other Mandurah Line stations, along with taking thousands of cars off the freeway each day as people commute to and from the city to ever-growing southern suburbs.

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Transperth bus services up and running at Lakelands Station.

The station is also “future-proofed”, meaning additional facilities like escalators, kiosk, fare gates and customer service offices can be easily installed in the future to service increased demand. 

It also incorporates numerous sustainability features, including wheels stops made from 100% recycled rubber, 85% conversion of construction waste into landfill diversion, and bus interchange roof canopies that will support the installation of a 120Kva Solar PV system.

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Station artwork by Seantelle Walsh and Sioux Tempestt.

In collaboration with school children and community stakeholders, local artists created a beautiful mural which was sandblasted into the platform walls, representative of First Nations People and their connection with the site.

Lakelands Station is just one of several major transport infrastructure projects across WA constructed to keep pace with the population, while delivering thousands of jobs throughout our State.

In addition to this significant milestone, other major projects including the METRONET Airport Line, Two Rocks Marina – Stage One, and the Mitchell Freeway Extension, have also been recently completed.

A huge amount of work is also underway to transform Perth’s rail network through METRONET, with 23 new stations being established thanks to projects such as the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, Yanchep Rail Extension, major upgrades to the Armadale Line and extension to Byford.

Learn more about Lakelands Station and how WA is Building for Tomorrow here.

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