New plans for Alkimos Central METRONET precinct revealed
- Alkimos a key METRONET precinct to be developed in Perth's northern suburbs
- New hub to feature residential, retail and tourism developments, all linked to public transport as part of METRONET
- Project expected to create about 15,000 jobs in Perth's northern suburbs
- Alkimos and Eglinton projected to reach a population of 60,000
- Yanchep Rail Extension set to start construction in 2019
Plans for a new transport-focused community surrounding the future METRONET station in Alkimos have today been revealed for the first time, providing a major jobs boost to Perth's northern suburbs.
Alkimos is set to be the first new train station along METRONET's Yanchep Rail Extension, and will form the focal point of the new Alkimos Central community.
The Western Australian Planning Commission recently approved the structure plan for Alkimos Central, which will become a hub for a projected population of 60,000 in the fully developed Alkimos-Eglinton District.
The LandCorp development will start in 2019 and represents a key METRONET precinct to be delivered in the northern suburbs, following the development of precincts along the Forrestfield-Airport Link.
Located on a 212-hectare parcel of land east of Marmion Avenue, Alkimos Central will become a mix of residential, retail, recreational, entertainment and commercial uses.
The centrally located train and bus station means Alkimos Central is set to become one of the first transit oriented developments to be delivered in the northern suburbs through the METRONET program.
Alkimos Central is an integral development in LandCorp's master plan for the Alkimos region, which comprises of four individual yet interconnected developments.
Alkimos Central is the city scale development, Alkimos Vista and Alkimos Beach are residential developments, and the future Alkimos foreshore development is planned to become an oceanfront destination with a mix of residential, retail and tourism developments.
Initial earthworks for the train station are expected to commence in mid-2019, with Alkimos station expected to be operational in 2021.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"Alkimos Central is set to become a key new METRONET precinct of the northern suburbs - it embodies all the wider aims of the METRONET program.
"This will provide a boost of around 15,000 jobs in the northern suburbs, including construction jobs and new employment opportunities in the new precinct.
"METRONET is more than an integrated public transport plan connecting Perth's suburbs. It's also about creating communities where people can live and work, while being able to access services and public transport.
"Alkimos Central will provide the focal point for up to 13,500 local jobs needed in Alkimos and Eglinton to meet employment self-sufficiency targets, while the construction of the Yanchep Rail Extension is expected to generate more than 1,600 jobs.
"The construction of the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension is another part of our plan to promote employment opportunities and increase the number of people who work within the region."
Comments attributed to Transport and Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Alkimos Central will perform a dual function of providing access to transportation services to its residents, but also serve as a destination to visit, work and shop in its own right.
"It will feature a significant retail area, mixed density residential development, business and service industrial precincts, plus a civic and cultural zone.
"There are also plans for district playing fields and an indoor recreation centre."