The community can finally get a clearer picture of Byford’s upcoming train station.
Designs for the new station dropped this morning (August 24), and the public has been invited to share its two cents’ worth.
The design includes three platforms to service both the Armadale Line and Australind passengers, and a bus interchange with seven stands to support connecting services.
The station complex will accommodate about 400 parking bays, including accessible (ACROD) bays and secure shelters for around 100 bicycles.
It aims to support community safety with bright lighting and CCTV, as well as provide space for meeting and recreation.
Public art has been incorporated to reflect the area’s local identity, native flora and fauna, and Aboriginal culture.
The state government says the design follows community and stakeholder engagement earlier this year, where residents had a say on safety, access, and their connection to public spaces.
“This new station will give local businesses a boost and spark opportunities for growth in the area for years to come,” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.
“The proposed design will give the community modern new facilities and connect Perth’s south-east to the CBD for a quick, reliable and cost-effective journey.”
Once complete, the station will give Byford and surrounding residents a seamless connection to Perth in a 42-minute journey with a two-zone fare cap.
Local member Hugh Jones was enthusiastic about the designs for the new station.
“This is a really exciting time for Byford and our surrounding communities as the new station comes closer to life,” he said.
“The designs look fantastic and reflect significant State investment, which will support our area’s growth and development into the future.”
The community can view the proposed designs and comment on the Development Application until 7 September 2023. The Examiner has asked where the public can go to have their say, and will publish an update when we are informed.
UPDATE 12.46pm August 24: Submissions can be made via this website: www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/byford-station-development-application