Shorten station pitch
FEDERAL Labor leader Bill Shorten says his party will invest $ 83 million to progress development of a new Midland station and extension of the Midland train line to Bellevue if he wins the next election.
He said the move would provide about 280 jobs and build infrastructure the eastern region needed to grow.
Mr Shorten said the Midland station was an ageing facility that needed redevelopment to keep pace with the growing needs of the area, including improving access to the St John of God Midland Hospital and minimising traffic congestion.
He said the extension of the rail line 800m to Bellevue would improve public transport access and better connect the Swan region to the city.
Premier Mark McGowan said the relocation of the Midland train station would open up land redevelopment options around the new station, including apartments and retail and commercial opportunities.