YANCHEP would get rail by the time Perth’s population reaches 2.7 million – in about 2031 – under a State Government plan released this morning.
The first stage of the east Wanneroo rail link would happen in the same timeframe, from Perth city to Marshall Road, but the remaining section connecting to the Joondalup Line near Clarkson by the time the population reaches 3.5 million.
The Perth Transport Plan for 3.5 million People and Beyond sets out how the metropolitan region’s road, public transport and cycling networks will need to change in coming years.
It proposes to extend the Mitchell Freeway to Indian Ocean Drive by 3.5 million, and to build a spur from the East Wanneroo Rail Link beyond the 3.5 million population milestone.
It replaces the Public Transport Plan 2031, released in 2011, which listed Yanchep rail as one of the top priorities to address congestion and accessibility issues as Perth grew to about 2.7 million by 2031.
The Government is preparing to start consultation on the plan.
Earlier this month, WA Labor said rail to Yanchep would be a priority if it was elected next year.