tenders invited for Gosnells and Armadale stations
11 July 2003
Tenders have been called for new railway stations at Armadale and Gosnells.
Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the Public Transport Authority had invited tender submissions from its station building panel for construction of the two stations.
"Both the Armadale and Gosnells stations' precincts will reflect the heritage architecture of their town centres and will make an important contribution to local redevelopment projects," Ms MacTiernan said.
"Both stations will provide improved security, parking and drop-off facilities and better designed access for people with disabilities.
"The relocation of the main entry of the new Armadale Station and creation of a public square will bring more life and activity into the Jull St Mall.
"This project is a key part of the work of the Armadale Redevelopment Authority.
"Gosnells station, which will include a new bus interchange will be relocated to a site fronting the recently constructed Main Street.
"This will enable the City of Gosnells to extend Stalker Road across the rail lines to create the opportunity for a new Main Street shopping precinct.
"The new station is part of an $11million State Government upgrade of transport infrastructure in Gosnells, which includes significant improvements on Albany Highway."
Both projects have involved close consultation with the Armadale Redevelopment Authority and City of Gosnells respectively.
Work on both stations was expected to start in September, with associated track works scheduled to start later this month at Armadale, followed by Gosnells in August.
Tenders will close on August 7 and the preferred tenders are expected to be selected in early September.