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Bayswater Council has backed a draft plan for the Morley train station precinct, despite some councillors saying the future station should have been built in the central shopping district.
The State Government is building the Morley train station within the Tonkin Highway median under the Broun Avenue bridge as part of the Metronet Morley to Ellenbrook train line.
An artist impression of the Morley station precinct. Credit: Metronet
The council unanimously supported the plan subject to Metronet addressing several issues, including the State Government paying for priority bus lanes and on-street cycle lanes.
Cr Michelle Sutherland said it was a “shame” the State Government did not have enough money to put the station in Morley’s shopping district.
Cr Sally Palmer, who agreed with her fellow councillor, said she wished the station would be built in the centre of Morley.
She said the draft plan was needed in the area as it promoted high density and mixed use developments.
Cr Steven Ostaszewskyj hoped the State Government would come on board in the next 30 years to provide the necessary funding to the City to execute the plan.
Cr Giorgia Johnson said the plan needed a lot of planning amendments and she did not know how it could be turned into reality.
The council also wanted the State Government or the development industry to pay for sewerage, water and power upgrades instead of the City.
City officers will not start planning for the broader station precinct until Planning Minister Rita Saffioti confirms the Government will be responsible for those works.
This article first appeared on www.perthnow.com.au
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