Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Community input sought on name of METRONET station

    4/05/2020 9:00 AM
     
    • Locals invited to provide feedback on Forrestfield-Airport Link's terminus station name
    • Option to vote for either Forrestfield or High Wycombe as permanent name
    • Online survey open to City of Kalamunda residents and businesses until May 31 

    A new survey opened today is giving community members in Perth's eastern foothills the opportunity to help choose the name for their new train station.

     

    The terminus station for METRONET's Forrestfield-Airport Link is under construction using the working title 'Forrestfield Station'.

     

    City of Kalamunda residents and business operators are now able to vote for either Forrestfield Station or High Wycombe Station as the permanent name for the station when it opens in late 2021.

     

    A similar community survey in late 2017 led to the first of three new stations on the line having its name changed from the working title Belmont Station to the official Redcliffe Station.

     

    Voting is now open and will run until May 31. Eligibility to vote will be based on your postcode and respondents can enter only once.

     

    Located within High Wycombe and immediately adjacent to the suburb of Forrestfield, the station will service those in the wider foothills area, providing a 20-minute rail link to the Perth CBD via Perth Airport.

     

    The station's construction continues to progress well with installation of its distinctive red roof sheeting completed recently and station fitout under way.

     

    The $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link is due to open in late 2021.

     

    The naming survey can be accessed via http://www.mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/forrestfield-airport-link-station-naming-survey

     

    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "There has been strong community interest in this station's name and we've chosen to open up this survey to capture feedback from the people who will use the station when it's complete.

     

    "It's important for the local community to have their say about this new station and I encourage all City of Kalamunda residents and businesses to get online and tell us what they think."

     

    Comments attributed to Forrestfield MLA Stephen Price:

     

    "My community is looking forward to the opening of the Forrestfield-Airport Link in late 2021.

     

    "I have always said that the Public Transport Authority would consult local residents in naming the station and now is that time.

     

    "I welcome the opportunity for City of Kalamunda residents and business owners to have their say."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500