Residents in Lakelands, Western Australia will be pleased to hear the announcement of the new Lakelands Station, planned to open in 2023. The station is set to be a jewel in the crown of Western Australia’s infrastructure and transport system, with millions being invested by the state. Now, design images for the new centre have been released by the Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan.
The designs show a large-scale contemporary looking train station. With four limb-like structures for platforms, as well as a central hub, the station hopes to help modernise the transport links for the growing population in the area. The new station plans to hold a 400 capacity car park to service those using the station as part of multi-stop journeys.
For those concerned about the environmental impact on the area, the new design will be constructed with the area’s natural local beauty in mind. Its fluid look is influenced directly by the surrounding wetlands area that includes the Paganoni Lake and Serpentine River, as well as the Yalbanberup Pool.
The local suburbs of Madora Bay, Meadow Springs and Lakelands all set to benefit from the improved transport infrastructure. A pedestrian overpass for the station will help make the station’s platforms easily accessible, while platforms on either side of rail lines will ensure the flow of commuters and avoid train carriages becoming too crowded. In addition to a large scale car park, the station will also be cyclist friendly, with on site facilities for bikes as well as cyclist-friendly pathways leading to the station.
The design will be implemented by ADCO, an Australian construction company and create an estimated 200 jobs during its construction time, as well as ignite an influx of commerce to the area once open. The station will be situated 60 km south of Perth and 7 km north of Mandurah Station.