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Perth's northern suburbs welcome $240m public transport boost

On Nov 16 2012
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  • WA


Local infrastructure, education, employment prospects and telecommunication services are all ...

Local infrastructure, education, employment prospects and telecommunication services are all important considerations that rate highly among those on the hunt for residential property.

Buying real estate is a major financial commitment so it makes sense that prospective homeowners will have a list of requirements for their ideal property.

With this in mind, West Australians looking to purchase a new home or property investment may be interested in the real estate of Perth's northern suburbs which are set to benefit from a $240 million public transport investment.

The multimillion-dollar Butler Extension Project will see the Perth railway network expanded 7.5 km in the north, delivering more public transport options to thousands in the area - something which may appeal to house hunters.

State transport minister Troy Buswell said the next stage of works is due to commence in the next few months after a major signalling contract was awarded to the Public Transport Authority recently.

"The signalling system will enable the safe and efficient operation of the railway by keeping a safe separation between trains, monitoring route integrity and supervising train braking and speed limits," the minister said on November 13.

"The work will be undertaken between the existing Clarkson station and the new Butler station on the Joondalup line and also involves signalling at the entry to the Mandurah Railcar Depot."



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