City of Canning wants smaller carpark at proposed Ranford Road train station

THE City of Canning wants surface area of the carpark at the planned Ranford Road train station reduced because it could impact on access to the waste transfer station.

The City is also calling for bridge designs that minimise impact on native vegetation at Lot 149 Fairfield Gardens – vegetation that could be lost if the road reserve must be widened.

It has also raised concerns about the contaminated land around that train station because the site was previously used for landfill.

The concerns were outlined in a report presented to the council on November 22.

The report was requested in July to provide information to councillors on the Thornlie rail line extension as part of Metronet.

The report said chief executive Arthur Kyron and city officers had met with Metronet projects director Anthony Kannis on October 13 but no timeframes for the two stations planned for the extension were available at that time.

The Thornlie line will see a station built at Ranford Road in Canning Vale and another on Nicholson Road in the City of Gosnells.

Opportunities include reduced traffic congestion along those roads, the potential for land use intensification around the stations, and the use of railway reserves for development.

High frequency bus services and bus lanes could also be considered.