- $7.8 million project to deliver a new bus depot in Mount Claremont
- Depot will include a four-bay workshop, administration building, refuelling facilities, bus wash facilities and hardstand parking areas for up to 55 buses
- Reinforcing the McGowan Government's commitment to public transport
A local company is being sought to build a new bus depot in Mount Claremont.
The depot is planned for a 1.2 hectare site west of Brockway Road and has been designed to accommodate a four-bay workshop, administration building, bus refuelling facilities and bus wash facilities.
Initially about 30 to 40 buses are expected to use the facility, but it will be future-proofed to accommodate up to 55.
The project is part of a long-term strategy to ensure all Transperth bus depots are owned by the Public Transport Authority.
It will replace the existing depot on private land in North Fremantle.
The new depot will be open daily with most bus movements occurring from 6am to 8am and from 6pm to 8pm.
When the tender has been awarded and the construction methodology finalised, nearby residents, businesses and organisations will be notified of any potential construction impacts.
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"This depot will be owned by the State Government with a bus contractor operating services out of it, in line with Transperth's ongoing strategy.
"Creating bus depots closer to the areas they service means we can create more reliable Transperth services in this corridor."
Minister's office - 6552 5500