METRONET Morley Station Precinct Concept Master Plan unveiled
- Precinct Concept Master Plan outlines Morley Station as centre of a vibrant urban village
- 30 year vision shaped by the community, will see the area grow over time to include green spaces, walking connections and new developments
- METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line and Tonkin Gap Project works well underway
- Morley-Ellenbrook Line and Perth's widest road and bus interchange at Broun Avenue central to plan
The vision of a vibrant urban village with the future Morley Station at its heart has been shaped by the Morley and Embleton community and is captured in the Morley Station Precinct Concept Master Plan released today.
The finalised Concept Master Plan, released by the McGowan Government, is a blueprint for the long-term urban renewal around the future station and details how safe routes for walking and bike riding, improvements to open space areas and development along Walter Road West and Broun Avenue will support key connections to Morley Galleria.
Central to it will be the $1.1 billion Morley-Ellenbrook Line and the new, Broun Avenue bridge, currently under construction, as part of the new Morley Station.
At more than 60 metres wide, it will be one of the widest road and bus interchange bridges in Perth.
It has been built with 26 T-Roff beams, manufactured locally in Hazelmere, measuring almost 40 metres in length and weighing around 170 tonnes each.
Work has also begun on the tunnel where the new Morley-Ellenbrook line will divert from the existing Midland Line. The tunnel will allow the new train line to dive underneath the Tonkin Highway northbound lane, emerging in the centre median where it will then travel to train stations further north and to Ellenbrook.
More than 1,000 piles have been installed for the works with pile capping for the beams underway. A total of around 500 tonnes of locally supplied steel reinforcement is required to complete this work.
In April 2020, METRONET asked the community for input into what the future should look like around Morley Station, and more than 260 people within the community answered. Green spaces, cafes and walking connections were highlighted as the top features desired, which was further developed through a collaborative design process with the City of Baywater and a Community Reference Group.
The Concept Master Plan release coincides with significant works occurring as part of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and Tonkin Gap Project - the new Broun Avenue road and bus bridge a key feature.
The next step to making the most of this once-in-a-lifetime investment for the community will see precinct structure planning undertaken to inform development of future roads, community facilities, public space and land use around Morley Station.
Precinct Structure Planning is also progressing for the area around Malaga Station and a Concept Master Plan is underway to set the long-term vision for the area around Whiteman Park Station.
For more information on the Morley Station Precinct Concept Master Plan, visit https://www.metronet.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"Things are shaping up along this major METRONET project, with works taking place across multiple fronts, particularly along Tonkin Highway and at Broun Avenue bridge.
"Not only do projects like the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and Tonkin Gap Project support thousands of jobs during construction, the new stations, like Morley Station, will support jobs in the future as the local areas develop over time.
"The construction of the rail line to Ellenbrook is tracking along as planned and is set to be completed in 2024."
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Fast forward to 2050 and Morley Station is at the heart of a vibrant urban village that's a great place to live, visit and do business.
"The Morley Station Precinct Concept Master Plan was shaped by the local community who see the future for the area as one that embraces change and makes the most of the advantages that come from a new train station.
"It is the first step in making the most of our investment in the area to drive land use which include the housing, local job, and amenities opportunities that our community really cares about."
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