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Metronet would be welcomed by Wanneroo

Published Monday, 7th September 2015

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts has welcomed the State opposition’s pledge to start building Perth’s expanded rail system if elected in 2017.

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Opposition leader Mark McGowan announced on Sunday the Metronet project would include a new north circle route and Wanneroo route with stations at Wanneroo, Mirrabooka Avenue and Alexander Drive.

The rail expansion would also include the extension of the Joondalup Line to Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep.

Mayor Roberts said with key areas for development including the northern coastal growth corridor, east Wanneroo and the Wanneroo Town Centre – the City would significantly benefit from an integrated transport system.

“The City of Wanneroo was recently recognised by the Perth and Peel@3.5million report as one of the most important areas for growth within the State,” Mayor Roberts said.  

“The City’s population is expected to double from now until 2036. This is why we have been strong advocates for the Northern Suburbs Railway and Mitchell Freeway extension.

“A rail line to Yanchep is desperately needed to cater for the vast growth in the Northern Coastal Growth Corridor.

“Yanchep has been recognised as the next Strategic Metropolitan Centre and will bring around 25,000 jobs to the area.

“The East Wanneroo area is also identified as an Urban Expansion area to be developed in the short-to-medium term and a future rail line to Wanneroo would significantly help the sustainable development of the area.

“A second rail option in the City recognises the critical importance of public transport for our growing community to take pressure off our already congested roads and rail line.”


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