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There will be a disruption to parking at Mandurah Station until Friday to facilitate works for the temporary car park, which is being built to support the construction of the Mandurah Station multi-storey car park.
About 150 bays will be out of use as the lights are moved from the northern car park to the temporary car park.
Temporary lighting will be installed until the northern car park closes on Monday, August 31.
Passengers can continue to park in the available bays.
Three levels of parking
A Balcatta-based company began construction on the new multi-storey car project in July.
PS Structures Pty Ltd is constructing the open-deck car park, which will provide three levels of parking with lifts and a staircase.
The $32 million project, which is equally funded by the federal and state governments, will bring the overall parking capacity at Mandurah Train Station to about 1800 bays.
The new car park will be built on the footprint of the existing northern car park and will be designed to maximise security, natural lighting and ventilation while providing shading and weather protection where possible.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said in June that she was "pleased" the contract was awarded to a local WA company.
"In times like these, it's important we continue to progress the projects that will provide work for local businesses and keep workers in their jobs," she said.
"This will ultimately support the state's wider economy.
"Providing more parking at Mandurah Station was a key election commitment and we're proud to be getting on with METRONET.
Mandurah MP David Templeman also welcomed the news, and said he was looking forward to seeing the final product.
"It is fantastic to see this important project another step closer to becoming a reality," he said.
"As we begin the road to recovery, important projects such as the multi-story car park will help in boosting local jobs.
"The continued progress with the multi-story car park, as well as Lakelands Station, demonstrates the McGowan government's commitment to investing in Mandurah and improving access to public transport for local residents."
During construction, the northern station car park will be closed off with a section of land bordered by Morfitt Street and Galgoyl Road to be developed into a temporary car park.
As the temporary car park will not offset all the bays closed during construction, Mandurah residents will be encouraged to find alternative means - such as bus, cycling or walking - to the station.
The finished project is expected to be complete by mid-2021.
This article first appeared on www.mandurahmail.com.au
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