New Midland station step closer to reality

September 14, 2017 by  

The Western Australian Government has given the green light to substantial funding for the Midland Station Project.

The project is to receive $28.2m towards the construction of a new Midland Station to be located in Cale Street, and the extension of the rail line to Bellevue.

Announced as part of the State Government’s 2017-18 Budget, the funding will allow the Metronet team to go ahead with planning, designing and graphic design of the new stations as well as assist with the acquisition of land required for the extension to Bellevue.

When planning is finalised, a timeline for the project will be released.

West Swan MLA and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti is confident the establishment of a new station will help to connect Bellevue and Midland with Perth City. She said:

“The new Midland Station will be better connected to the town centre and key employment areas such as the hospital and revitalised Workshops precinct.”

Saffioti added that the future Bellevue extension will help service a growing population in the foothills and Hills communities.

According to Midland MLA Michelle Roberts, Midland Station’s relocation is a necessary part of the growth and revitalisation of Midland.

This is particularly so, she said, because the station will be located right in the centre of all action and will see better links to retail and commercial areas, the historic workshops precinct, and the facility housing police operations.