08/05/2020 - 12:01

PS Structures wins $32m govt contract

08/05/2020 - 12:01

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Balcatta-based PS Structures has secured the works to build a multi-storey car park at Mandurah railway station, as part of a $32 million project jointly funded by the state and federal government.

Parking spaces at Mandurah station are expected to increase by about 700 bays. Image: Metronet

Balcatta-based PS Structures has secured the works to build a multi-storey car park at Mandurah railway station, as part of a $32 million project jointly funded by the state and federal government.

The new three-level facility will replace the existing northern station car park and is expected to increase the number of parking bays by around 700 to approximately 1,800 bays.

The Department of Transport says the existing carpark already reaches around 90 per cent capacity at 9am on weekdays.

A lack of sufficient parking bays has been a persistant local problem, Member of Canning Andrew Hastie says, citing a population increase in the Mandurah and Peel regions.

“Anyone who has tried to get a carpark on a weekday at Mandurah station will know how badly this upgrade is needed,” he said.

“Expanding the station car park will make daily life much easier for local commuters.”

PS Structures is expected to begin work on the project this year, with a temporary car park to be made available in a nearby vacant block of land.

However, this will not offset the number of parking bays closed during construction and the department has encouraged commuters to find alternate means of accessing Mandurah station.

The new car park will provide three levels of parking, including the ground floor, as well as lifts and a staircase.

The project, expected to complete by mid-2021, is jointly funded by the state and federal governments, each contributing $16 million.

Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Minister, Alan Tudge, says the project will strip hundreds of cars from the road, easing traffic congestion on the corridor to and from Perth.

"Together with a new station at Lakelands, this project will future-proof access to public transport for communities locally and across the Peel region," he said.

The state government on Monday invited contractors to submit a proposal to build the new Lakelands train station.

Construction is likely to start next year, with the station expected to be operational in 2023.

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