City puts station back on agenda
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.”