CAT buses and light rail among Town of Victoria Park’s transport priorities

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TOWN of Victoria Park has identified its five transport priorities, which include CAT buses and light rail.

The projects are the Oats St grade separation, a shuttle bus, light rail, transport options in Burswood Station East and the Rutland Avenue bicycle path.

The council passed it funding plan for the projects, identified as part of its Integrated Movement Network Strategy (IMNS) during a meeting on February 13.

Chief executive Anthony Vuleta said the first approach was to align the council’s goals and objectives to election proposal and policies, which would likely generate political interest in the projects the Town wanted to deliver.

“Once there is interest from local members of Parliament or announcements have been made to commit to certain projects at a State level, the Town needs to have projects endorsed and strategies in place so that we can be seen as a progressive and proactive council which is easy to do business with,” he said.

“Business cases also need to be developed in the longer term so that the Town can seek additional funding sources and deliver on strategic projects.”

Mr Vuleta said Albany Highway and Kent Street and Shepperton Road and Kent Street were two options that had been discussed for light rail previously.

“The CAT (Central Area Transit) service has been the subject of a separate study focusing on the feasibility of running a shuttle service in the Town,” he said.

“From the assessment there was a need to link the Burswood Peninsula to the Albany Highway commercial precinct including Oats Street Station and Curtin University.

“The Town is still in discussions with various agencies including Curtin, PTA (Public Transport Authority), Crown Perth, Swan Taxis and other bus operators.”

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