At first glance this may not look like a thriving metropolis, much less a place in need of a train line anytime soon.
But the WA Government says this bushland is set to become “Perth’s newest city centre”, as it prepares to begin construction of the extension of the northern suburbs train line.
By 2021, Alkimos Central will have its own train station — one of three new stops to be built as the line is extended to Yanchep — and form part of what the Government hopes will become a northern suburbs hub.
“(This is) the implementation of the plan we took to the election, to build and plan train lines in conjunction with new communities to make sure we get more modern, vibrant communities for people to live,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.
The precinct will form part of what the Government has dubbed a “transport-focused community”, with the train station at the heart of residential, retail and commercial developments…