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New Midland Station designs revealed as major works set to begin

Thursday, 9 February 2023

  • Preliminary designs for new Midland Station have been released
  • Development approval for major works now lodged
  • Construction to begin in mid-2023

New designs for METRONET’s new Midland Station have been released, coinciding with this week’s lodgement of the project’s Development Approval (DA) application.

Lodgement and approval of the DA application paves the way for major construction to begin in the middle of year.

The new station will be a landmark for Midland, featuring a contemporary design reflecting the local Noongar culture and landscape against the industrial backdrop of the Midland Railway Workshops.

Midland Junction Alliance, made up of McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust), Georgiou Group, Arcadis Australia Pacific and BG&E, is building the new three-platform station between Helena and Cale streets.

Major construction on the project, which is jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments, is expected to begin in the middle of this year, with completion due in 2025.

The new location brings the station closer to the Midland CBD and improves access to sites such as Midland Health Campus and Midland Gate Shopping Centre.

The new station will include:

  • platforms servicing the urban and regional networks;
  • a pedestrian overpass accessible to the public 24/7;
  • 12-stand bus interchange;
  • a multi-storey car park with more than 800 bays to replace the existing at-grade carpark;
  • 1 kilometre of new shared path to extend the existing network;
  • a kiosk;
  • bike shelters; and
  • operations facilities.

The public spaces surrounding the northern and southern station entries will link to the bus interchange, kiosk, and wider precinct.

The project will also connect the Midland Line to the new Bellevue railcar depot and train assembly facility and accommodates a potential extension of the passenger rail to the future Bellevue Station.

The new Cale Street level crossing will be opened by early 2024, before the permanent closure of the current Helena Street level crossing.

The designs and DA are available on the DevelopmentWA website, with a public comment period beginning today.

Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

“This new train station will be the centrepiece of a revitalised Midland, and the new designs showcase a modern, accessible, and visually appealing station that connects with local businesses, residential buildings, and essential community facilities. 

“At the same time, we’re lodging the Development Application, and we intend to start construction works by the middle of the year.

“With works set to begin in the middle of this year, we will start to see these designs take shape and move one step closer to having this long-overdue station upgrade to better service Midland and the growing eastern corridor.”

Comments attributable to Midland MLA Michelle Roberts:

“This is a real game changer for Midland – it’s a major step forward for our residential communities and for those doing business in Midland.

“It’ll mean much better access for the elderly and will greatly improve accessibility, especially to the Midland Hospital and related facilities.

“It’s an investment that will pay dividends well into the future.

“This project will not just deliver a brand-new expanded train station, but also a new bus interchange, an 800 bay multi-level car park, new shared paths and bike facilities and significant potential for both residential and commercial developments.”

Minister’s office – 6552 5500

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