Metronet forum draws a crowd
MORE than 150 residents attended a community information session on the Metronet Morley-Ellenbrook train line last Thursday night.
The session, led by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Swan Hills MP Jessica Shaw, discussed the results of a recent survey on the project.
Almost 2000 residents provided feedback about the train line via the survey, which asked questions about travel habits and future transport needs.
The survey revealed a high dependency on car travel, which if left unaddressed, would lead to unsustainable congestion. Ms Saffioti said it was clear from the information session and survey results that residents were excited about the project.
“It is the first of many consultations we will be having as this transformative Metronet project continues to develop,” she said. “Starting consultation at this early stage in this project will ensure we end up with a project that the whole community will value and benefit from for many decades to come.”
Planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook line has begun, with the alignment and future station locations currently being examined.
Ms Shaw said bringing the train to Ellenbrook would help grow the region.
“I’m so excited to see consultation commence on our rail line and to finally see the train is coming to Ellenbrook,” she said.
“We have to make sure this project delivers for the community with local jobs and the facilities we need; that’s why consultation is so important.”
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti reckons residents are excited about Metronet.