Changes to Whitfords car park expansion plan
Plans for additional parking around Whitfords Station have been revised following representations from Kingsley MLA Judy Hughes and local residents.
“When we first announced the extensions to the Whitfords Park ‘n’ Ride in May, it included the south-east road reserve adjacent to Twickenham Drive,” Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said.
“However, soon afterward, in response to representations from Judy Hughes about the impact on residents of parts this extension, I asked the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to find an alternative location for car parking.
“The PTA has identified a potential option within the Main Roads Freeway Reserve, south west of the station that could accommodate up to 170 car bays.
“If appropriate environmental approvals are granted, work on developing a car park at this new site could start late next year.”
Kingsley MLA Judy Hughes has welcomed the change to the Government’s plans.
“I am pleased that we have found a way to meet the obvious need for additional parking at the station without having to impact on the adjoining residents,” Mrs Hughes said.
“It is always good to be able to get a ‘win-win’ outcome both for the residents and for northern suburbs commuters.”
In May, Premier Alan Carpenter announced that the State Government would spend $18million over four years to increase total parking capacity at Stirling, Greenwood, Whitfords and Edgewater by about 25 per cent or about 1,500 bays.
The Northern Suburbs line is Perth’s busiest, carrying around 20,000 people each way, every weekday.