STATION MOVE AT LAST
Re Station on the move, in last week’s Gazette.
It is great news that finally the Labor Government is doing something about the Midland train station.
I proposed many years ago to the previous Liberal Government that while building the new Midland hospital, the station should be located nearby. This was to help many with health concerns and disabilities to be given closer access for medical requirements. This request was made on many an occasion. The idea was acknowledged but was not acted upon while the hospital was being built. The station should have been a priority. It is also understood that the interstate rail line is to be relocated through the Bellevue area so as to take away from the now upmarket Woodbridge area.
I also suggested that the Ellenbrook line from Bayswater be located to Bullsbrook and return via Brigadoon, Herne Hill, Stratton, Swan View and Bellevue. Again the politicians are not listening and using the excuse “no money”.
The Government is not keeping up with the population rises and are putting things in place AFTER the suburb and population increases. parked in a “permit zone”. It then goes on to explain that the land is vacant Crown Land.
I was of the belief that vacant Crown Land belongs to everybody, a bit like the old “Commons”.
There is also a “P” sign at the entrance to the area. Was it just the cars on Railway Parade that were targeted or were ALL the cars in the area given a warning?
Obviously when work commences on moving the station BACK to its original position, this area will become unavailable. Where will all the cars park then?
Editor's note: Cars parked in a permit zone on Railway Parade were issued with a warning ticket. For information on parking, contact the City of Swan's community safety team on 9267 9267.