Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    Final stage of bus station demolition

    16/04/2014 12:00 AM
     
    • Advertising tower on Wellington Street Bus Station site to be demolished
    • Bus station razed to make way for new $249million Perth Busport
    • Removing the tower provides an unobstructed view from Perth to Northbridge for the first time in almost 100 years

    The CBD skyline is undergoing a radical change - the advertising tower on the Perth City Link site is being demolished, resulting in an unobstructed view from Perth to Northbridge for the first time in almost a century.

     

    Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the recognisable structure on the corner of William and Wellington streets was built in 1994, to replace a water tower built on the same site.

     

    “The demolition of this final piece of infrastructure on the Perth City Link site marks the first time in decades the people of Perth will have an unrestricted view from one side of the site to the other,” Mr Nalder said.

     

    When the advertising tower is pulled down it will mark the end of major demolition works on the site and the start of piling to construct the underground walls of the new busport.

     

    “About 4,000m of concrete piles will be laid, and 90,000 cubic metres of earth will be moved to make way for the state-of-the-art Perth Busport.  In addition, 22,000 cubic metres of concrete - about nine Olympic-size swimming pools - will be poured during the project,” the Minister said.

     

    Mr Nalder said sinking the Fremantle rail line and now the bus station would fundamentally transform the centre of Perth and connect the city and Northbridge precincts.

     

    The Perth Busport is being funded by the State Government ($237million) and the City of Perth ($12million).

     

           Fact File

    • By 2031 an estimated 200 buses per hour at peak will use the new Perth Busport
    • See an animation of the new Perth Busport here
    • Project due to be completed mid-2016

    Minister’s office - 6552 6400