City puts sta­tion back on agenda

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH - Aaron Cor­lett

THE City of South Perth has pro­posed a train sta­tion be built in South Perth in the next 10 years as part of its sub­mis­sion to a ma­jor trans­port plan.

The busi­ness case builds upon the coun­cil’s 2010 rec­om­men­da­tion for a train sta­tion in South Perth and was sub­mit­ted as part of the De­part­ment of Trans­port’s draft Trans­port @ 3.5 Mil­lion: Perth Trans­port Plan.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty con­cedes it was dis­ap­point­ing that the train sta­tion was not in­cluded in the draft.

“The City has been in con­sul­ta­tion with the State Gov­ern­ment and rel­e­vant min­is­ters for trans­port and plan­ning for many years in re­la­tion to the pro­posed con­struc­tion of the South Perth train sta­tion,” she said.

Ms Do­herty said the sta­tion had been promised by suc­ces­sive state gov­ern­ments since 2002 but was yet to be de­liv­ered.

She said there was a com­pelling case for the State Gov­ern­ment to build the train sta­tion.

“Given the res­i­den­tial apart­ments, and com­mer­cial and re­tail projects al­ready un­der con­struc­tion in the South Perth Sta­tion Precinct, this as­sess­ment shows that the South Perth train sta­tion could achieve board­ings of some 4365 to 5447 peo­ple per day by 2026,” she said. “The train sta­tion would not only serve lo­cal res­i­dents com­mut­ing to and from the City, but also act as a des­ti­na­tion sta­tion for work­ers, stu­dents, visi­tors and tourists.”

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