Shopping centre bus shelter not far away

A shelter will soon be installed at the site of the temporary bus stop in Clarkson. Picture: Emma Reeves d400640
A shelter will soon be installed at the site of the temporary bus stop in Clarkson. Picture: Emma Reeves d400640

In May, the Times reported that the old shelter from a stop outside Clarkson’s main shopping centre had been lying on its side inside the construction site after the stop was moved west during expansion works.

Ocean Keys Shopping Centre marketing manager Victoria Hansen said the centre had bought a new shelter, which it expected to install at the temporary stop this week.

‘They have done the paving and concreting,’ she said.

‘The temporary bus shelter will be in place until approximately April 2014, when stage 1 of the Ocean Keys Shopping Centre redevelopment is due to be completed.

‘Upon completion of Stage 1, the bus stop will be relocated closer to the shopping centre entry, in a similar location as before.’

Butler MLA John Quigley’s electorate officer Lisa Wallis said there had been a push for a shelter at the temporary stop to protect residents from winter weather, but the old one had disappeared from the construction site a few weeks ago.

Ms Wallis said the electorate office was also being relocated as a result of the centre expansion, and would be temporarily ‘homeless’ until the new office was ready, near the Pensacola Terrace roundabout.