Work is now underway on Lakelands Station
The site has become a hive of activity as contractor ADCO Constructions progresses early works on the project, including modifications to existing overhead line equipment and rail corridor earthworks.
Up to 200 jobs are expected to be supported during construction.
When complete, the project will include a pedestrian overpass providing access to platforms on either side of the rail line, toilets, bicycle parking facilities, a bus interchange, and approximately 400 parking bays.
The new station is seven kilometres north of Mandurah Station off Lake Valley Drive and will cater for the area’s growing suburbs including Lakelands, Madora Bay and Meadow Springs, providing a 50-minute journey to the Perth central business district.
The new station is forecast to initially generate about 2,300 daily boardings, increasing to about 3,500 by 2031.
The project is jointly funded by the Morrison Government and Western Australian Government, with $64 million—80%—provided by the Morrison Government.
I’m very exciting to see works commencing at last.
This station is a long-held dream for many people in the north Mandurah community - some residents have waited a decade for it to arrive.
It prove what’s possible when locals work together and refuse to give up.