Advocacy - Rail
The City of Wanneroo has a large existing population base (180,000 people) which is rapidly growing by 8,000 people per year. The existing road network throughout the City of Wanneroo is already being used at maximum capacity, particularly during peak periods and the existing northern suburbs rail is extremely well utilised by approximately 18 million passengers per year.
Expansion of the northern suburbs rail network is critical to ensure the transport network in the North-West Sub-Region, and areas closer to Perth, functions and flows efficiently. The expansion consists of two transformational projects:
- Extension of the heavy passenger rail from Butler to Yanchep by 2020 (on track)
- Include a light rail extension from Mirrabooka to Wangara Industrial Area as part of Stage 1 (yet to be planned)