Planning for Karnup Station has begun following changes to is construction timetable, as a result of federal government devoting funding to the Lakelands Station.
Development of a full business case for the station and surrounding residential development is underway, with the timeframe for construction adjusted.
The METRONET project was updated after the Federal Government revealed it would fund 80 per cent of the construction cost of Lakelands Station on the Mandurah Line.
The government said it would not fund the construction of Karnup Station.
Funding agreements on Lakelands and the large scale of other Metronet projects resulted in the change.
Six Metronet projects will get underway at the same time next year in an unprecedented level of rail construction in WA’s history.
The McGowan Government will review existing Transperth services in Singleton, Golden Bay, Secret Harbour and in other nearby suburbs to improve bus services in the short term.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the State Government was devoted to building the station.
“The McGowan Government is committed to building Karnup Station and has started work on the full business case,” she said.
“The Federal Government’s decision to contribute 80 per cent of the cost of Lakelands has meant the State Government can also construct this station on the Mandurah Line.”
Ms Saffioti said the government would build the station, despite the Federal Government not devoting funding to the project.
“While it’s frustrating the Federal Government has refused to contribute funding to the construction of Karnup Station, the McGowan Government will continue to develop the project,” she said.
“Karnup Station is a METRONET Stage One project, with development of a full business case underway.”