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Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Joint media statement - Preferred proponent chosen for METRONET’s Lakelands Station

The preferred proponent to construct METRONET's Lakelands Station has today been revealed with construction on schedule to start next year.

ADCO Constructions will design and construct the train station, including an entry building with a pedestrian overpass connecting the train platforms, bus interchange, 400-bay car park and associated infrastructure.

The contract will be awarded in early 2021 with construction supporting more than 200 jobs.

Lakelands Station is expected to be operational in 2023.

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the Morrison Government's multi-billion-dollar investment in METRONET was transforming Perth's public transport network.

"Our investment in METRONET is re-shaping Perth and we're seeing that happen before our very eyes," Mr Tudge said.

"Across Perth and WA we have committed to targeted infrastructure which means jobs for hard-working West Australians and a massive boost for the WA economy."

Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the Mandurah train line was the busiest line on the rail network.

"With more than 2,300 passengers expected to use Lakelands Station from day one, this new station will help take pressure off the busy nearby Mandurah and Warnbro stations," she said.

"Combined with the new multi-storey carpark being built at Mandurah Station, this new station will support up to 200 local jobs during construction while also providing better access to public transport in our southern suburbs.

"With construction estimated to start early next year, this will be our tenth METRONET project underway."

Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said the Federal Government had allocated 80 per cent of the funding for this project.

"It's very exciting to see the Lakelands Train Station - which is a long-held dream for many in the north Mandurah community - a step closer to becoming reality," he said.

"Many residents have told me how they chose to make Lakelands their home in part because the development would include a local train station. For some, that was 10 years ago. Having provided 80% of funding, the Morrison Government has made sure that promise is kept."

State Member for Mandurah David Templeman said his electorate has been waiting for this train station for a long time and it would help change the way Mandurah residents travel.

"With 23km of uninterrupted track between Warnbro and Mandurah stations, Lakelands will provide residents in Mandurah's northern suburbs with a new train station right on their doorstep," he said.

"Work will start on the project in early 2021 and is expected to be completed in 2023."

Lakelands Station will be built 7km north of Mandurah Station with car park access off Ashwood Parkway and bus access from Lake Valley Drive, and will service the growing suburbs of Lakelands, Madora Bay, Meadow Springs and their surrounds.

The new station is forecast to generate about 2,300 daily boardings, increasing to about 3,500 by 2031.

The project is jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments, with 80 per cent provided by the Commonwealth Government.

Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500

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