19/01/2021 - 14:34

$38m commitment for Perth's north

19/01/2021 - 14:34


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The Labor Party has announced plans to build a $38 million multi-storey car park at Greenwood train station, if re-elected

$38m commitment for Perth's north
Premier Mark McGowan made the funding announcement earlier today. Image: Gabriel Oliveira.

A re-elected Labor government would build a $38 million multistorey car park at Greenwood train station to support the growing number of people in Perth's north utilising public transport.

Premier Mark McGowan travelled to the northern suburbs today to announce the state's commitment to the new Metronet project, under which the southern section of the train station will gain 700 new car bays by 2024.

The project is designed to reduce pressure on the current car park, which is often overflowing, forcing commuters to park in surrounding residential streets during the working week.

Construction of the project would create 120 jobs and future-proof public transport for those living in Hillarys, Kingsley and other surrounding suburbs, according to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

The announcement comes just days after the state government made a pledge to cap public transport fares to two zones, if re-elected.

Under the plan, all public transport within the Perth metropolitan area would be capped at $4.90 per trip, $4.40 if using the standard Smartrider, and $3.90 for the Smartrider auto-load.

For those with a concession card, the fare would be $2.10 or $1.68 on a Smartrider.


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