Options released for Noranda station carpark

Option one out of three proposed carpark locations at the future Noranda station. Picture: Metronet
Option one out of three proposed carpark locations at the future Noranda station. Picture: Metronet

RESIDENTS can now have their say on three proposed carpark locations at the future Noranda train station.

The station will be built within the Tonkin Highway median, north of Benara Road, as part of the Metronet Morley to Ellenbrook Line.

It will serve residents living in Noranda, Morley, Beechboro, Kiara and Lockridge and provide access to Lightning Park.

Metronet released the proposed locations, which were all above drainage basins, along with an online survey on November 20.

Option one is to build a carpark at the south-west corner of the Tonkin Highway and Benara Road crossing, creating between 200 and 350 bays, a new signalised intersection from Benara Road, a principal shared path under Benara Road, a station access-only road and removal of drainage basin vegetation.

Option two. Picture: Metronet

Option two is for a carpark at the north-west corner of the Tonkin Highway and Benara Road crossing, creating between 200 and 450 bays, a new signalised intersection, an elevated walkway over Tonkin Highway direct to the station platform with lifts and stairs, noise walls along the residential side of the carpark, possible impact on houses and avoiding mature trees.

Option three. Picture: Metronet.

Option three is for a capark at the north-east corner of the Tonkin Highway and Benara Road crossing, creating between 200 to 650 bays, a new connection along Wandoo Road to Blackboy Way to allow access via Acacia Court, minor changes to Benara Road, an elevated walkway over Tonkin Highway, noise walls, requiring two properties for carpark access and removal of drainage basin vegetation.

Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson said making sure the community’s voice was heard was a priority.

“I acknowledge living through the NorthLink construction was tough for many residents,” she said.

“I will work closely with residents to make sure their views are heard and we can minimise the impact of this project as we deliver it.”

There will be an information session held at Noranda Primary School on November 30 from 10am to noon.

For information, visit the Metronet website.

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