Ac­cess to Edge­wa­ter sta­tion eas­ier

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Laura Pond

THE $29.5 mil­lion multi-storey car park at Edge­wa­ter sta­tion opens this Sun­day.

De­vel­op­ment started on the project last Jan­uary and will pro­vide 1450 park­ing bays across three lev­els, in­creas­ing the site’s to­tal num­ber of bays by 560.

The open deck car park features 75 CCTV cam­eras, 445 lights and three duress but­tons, as well as two ve­hi­cle en­trances and four pay ma­chines.

For­mer Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nalder had said it was due to open at the end of last year but cur­rent Min­is­ter Bill Marmion said it was be­ing com­pleted on time and un­der bud­get.

“Prac­ti­cal con­struc­tion of the mul­ti­storey car park at Edge­wa­ter Sta­tion was com­pleted in De­cem­ber 2016 as planned,” he said.

“Fi­nal test­ing and com­mis­sion­ing of var­i­ous safety and ser­vice sys­tems in­clud­ing the SmartParker and CCTV sys­tems is near­ing com­ple­tion in align­ment with the sched­uled open­ing date of Jan­uary 22, 2017.”

The Pub­lic Trans­port Author­ity web­site called Edge­wa­ter a “test project” and said it would in­ves­ti­gate whether mul­ti­storey car parks were needed at other sta­tions. It also stated Joon­dalup Line ser­vices would eas­ily cope with the pro­jected in­crease in pas­sen­gers.

A sec­ond right-hand turn­ing lane was built from Ge­orge Grey Place on to Joon­dalup Drive as part of the project and the City of Joon­dalup is cre­at­ing ad­di­tional lanes at the Joon­dalup Drive and Ocean Reef Road in­ter­sec­tion.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt d464262

The Edge­wa­ter train sta­tion carpark.

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