Station farther out than expected
A PLANNED train station at the end of the Yanchep rail extension will be located farther north than some residents expected.
The first public information session on the Metronet project on July 21 attracted about 170 people, who learned where the three stations in Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep would be built.
At Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association’s July meeting, Wanneroo Deputy Mayor Nat Sangalli said many people were not aware that the Yanchep station would be located away from existing development.
The station will be built north of Yanchep Beach Road, the light industrial area and St Andrew’s estate.
President Peter Wimsett said many people thought it would be near the Yanchep Central shopping centre.
Cr Sangalli said said the State Government appeared to be designing the rail extension to avoid issues experienced when the line to Butler was built.
“They were all very wellinformed on the vibration issues that were a problem at Butler,” she said.
“The anti-vibration matting had been missed in some sections – they will be putting the matting down not only where there are existing houses, but where there are houses planned.
There will be a second information session on July 31` at the Butler Community Centre from 6pm to 8pm.