Perth welcomes $298m public transport boost
Residential property dwellers located in Perth's inner-city suburbs are set to benefit from a multimillion-dollar public transport boost.
Premier Colin Barnett welcomed the $298 million Transport Project Definition Plan (PDP), saying it is a major boon for the people of Perth.
The development is expected to improve access to the Burswood area and the city's new stadium.
For those looking for residential real estate in the Western Australian capital, Burswood may become an attractive location, with public transport to and from the area set to become more easy and efficient.
State transport minister Troy Buswell said the project will complement Perth's new stadium.
"A 'tentacles of movement' model ensures spectators are widely dispersed on exiting the stadium - instead of surging together in one direction - which results in efficient transfers and reduces the impacts on nearby residents."
"To encourage a cultural shift from reliance on cars to public transport, the government knows it needs to help people leave an event quickly and safely," he said.
It is expected that 35,500 people will use the new six-platform train station, 14,300 will use the bus service and an additional 14,300 will use a pedestrian bridge linking the stadium precinct to East Perth.