Close your eyes. Now, think about stepping into peaceful grass parklands surrounded by lush trees as you arrive at one of Perth’s most popular tourism destination.
Where are you? No, you’re not at Kings Park, Araluen or John Forrest National Park, you’ve just stepped out of the future METRONET Whiteman Park Station.
The elevated station will give a bird’s-eye view of the parkland and a new underpass at Drumpellier Drive will link the growing Brabham community with the new station and Whiteman Park.
It will be just a 25-minute trip from the Perth CBD on the new METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line, slashing 20 minutes off of the current trip by bus.
To make the most of investment in the growing area, a draft 30-year Whiteman Park Station Precinct Concept Master Plan is being developed and will open for public comment in the coming months.
When completed and endorsed, the Whiteman Park Station Precinct Concept Master Plan will inform structure planning in Brabham and future updates of the Whiteman Park Strategic Plan.
Meanwhile, major works on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line are continuing, with clearing now starting on the northern end of the line including north of Marshall Road in Bennett Springs, alongside Drumpellier Drive in Brabham, and in Ellenbrook.
Initial works include clearing for the train line and stations at Malaga, Whiteman Park and Ellenbrook, as well as preparing for road-over-rail bridges at Beechboro Road North and the Gnangara Road-Drumpellier Drive intersection.
All of this is in preparation for major construction to start on the northern part of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line in early-2022.