Federal Labor commits to major project in Beckenham
- McGowan Government welcomes Federal Labor's commitment, if elected, to remove William Street level crossing and build a new elevated Beckenham Station
- $175 million project would be joint funded by an elected Albanese Government and the McGowan Governmen
The McGowan Government has welcomed Federal Labor's commitment that, if elected, it will commit $87.5 million towards a new elevated Beckenham Station and level crossing removal.
The McGowan Government would match the funding commitment - which will see the William Street level crossing removed and Beckenham Station rebuilt and elevated as part of a $175 million project.
The State Government has already committed to removing five level crossings along the inner Armadale Line at Mint Street, Oats Street, Welshpool Road, Hamilton Street and Wharf Street.
William Street is the last level crossing before the Armadale Line joins the Thornlie-Cockburn Link. Its removal and the construction of a new Beckenham Station is important for the future capacity of our rail network.
The William Street level crossing is currently closed 266 times per day, resulting in the boom gates being down for a total of three hours and 43 minutes each day.
This project will improve safety and connectivity across the rail corridor, provide greater local amenity and the potential for nearby underutilised land to transition to residential and mixed-use development in the future.
The METRONET Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project is also seeing four stations rebuilt and elevated: Carlisle, Oats Street, Queens Park and Cannington.
These projects will improve safety, slash congestion and stop traffic build up by removing level crossings - while creating more public spaces and better walking and cycling options.
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