METRONET has unveiled the first images of the future Whiteman Park Station, part of the 21-kilometre Morley-Ellenbrook Line project being developed in Perth’s north-east.
The station will be elevated and a new underpass to be built under Drumpellier Drive, providing better connections for Brabham residents and linking the growing community with the new train station and Whiteman Park.
The populations of Brabham, Henley Brook, Dayton, Bennett Springs and Caversham are set to boom over the next decade with an expected 12,000 new homes to be built for the 32,000 people choosing to live in the area by 2036.
It will be a 25-minute trip from the Perth CBD on the new Morley-Ellenbrook line, slashing 20 minutes off of the current trip by bus.
WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the station would be a major asset as the suburbs of Brabham, Henley Brook and Dayton continue to grow.
“We currently have 15 METRONET projects under construction, completed, planned or in procurement, supporting thousands of local jobs,” she said.
More than one million people visit Whiteman Park each year, making it a popular tourism attraction. Once the station is built it will be even easier to get there for everyone across Perth.
To make the most of investment in the growing area, a draft 30-year Whiteman Park Station Precinct Concept Master Plan is being developed by METRONET and will open for public comment in the coming months.
When completed and endorsed, the Whiteman Park Station Precinct Concept Master Plan will inform structure planning in Brabham and future updates of the Whiteman Park Strategic Plan.
Major works on the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line are continuing, with clearing now starting on the northern end of the line including north of Marshall Road in Bennett Springs, alongside Drumpellier Drive in Brabham, and in Ellenbrook.
MELconnx Consortium, comprising of Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction is in charge of design and constructton of the Morley Ellenbrook rail line.
Initial works include clearing for the train line and stations at Malaga, Whiteman Park and Ellenbrook, as well as preparing for road-over-rail bridges at Beechboro Road North and the Gnangara Road/Drumpellier Drive intersection.
All of this is in preparation for major construction to start on the northern part of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line in early 2022.