With the largest ever investment in Perth’s rail system underway, the planning focus is turning to complement and connect the heavy rail network to the broader community through improved bus services and considering mid-tier transit solutions.
As identified in Perth & Peel @ 3.5 million – Transport Network, high-frequency public transport corridors will keep our growing city moving and help build a variety of communities and services around key stations.
Planning for mid-tier transport services in a staged manner ensures measures can be put in place now to meet today’s travelling and development needs, while identifying areas and long term activities for future expansion is underway.
The transport portfolio, through METRONET, is undertaking broad network planning with key input from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and local governments. This planning aims to identify and prioritise routes and works staging to progress to investment decision.
In parallel, two planning investigation projects, which consider mid-tier possibilities in specific areas, are well underway. These projects, the North East Rapid Transit Feasibility Study and Wanneroo Road Urban Corridor Plan, will contribute to the broad network plan.