Key infrastructure added to Alkimos station development application

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The Alkimos station precinct will include a capping structure to allow for future development to connect the town square to the proposed aquatic and recreation centre. Illustration: Metronet

KEY infrastructure for the Alkimos station precinct – two bridges and a capping structure capable of accommodating a three-storey building – have been included in a recent development application to the City of Wanneroo.

An officer’s report on the development application says one bridge will connect to Brindabella Parkway and provide an east-west vehicular connection across the station precinct.

Another bridge will connect to Tuart Dr (see graphic below) providing a second east-west vehicular connection across the station precinct.

The capping structure will be over a portion of the rail line to the south of the station to the west of the future Alkimos aquatic and recreation centre.

The capping will have an overall width of 20m and designed as structurally capable of accommodating a three-storey building.

It will provide an opportunity for future development to connect the town square to the future aquatic and recreation centre.

According to an officer’s report confirmation of their funding meant the two bridges and capping structure were now included in the design for day one operations of the Alkimos station avoiding the need for a staged delivery of the station.

“As Brindabella bridge will connect to Brindabella Parkway, the applicants have indicated that it will include two lanes each way with right turn pockets and a 2.5m median, with a 2m wide shoulder cycle lane each way and a 3m wide shared path each side,’’ the officer’s report says.

Tuart Dr bridge will connect to Tuart Dr providing a second east-west vehicular connection across the station precinct. Illustration: NEWestAlliance/PTA

“Tuart Dr bridge will connect to Tuart Dr which is designed as a lower order road connection within the activity centre road hierarchy.

“As such, it will include two single lanes being 4m wide each way with no median, with a 6m wide southern verge and a 3.5m wide northern verge.

“The intent of the capping structure is to provide a platform to accommodate future development adjacent to Tuart Dr.

“The capping structure also provides an important precinct design outcome through encapsulating the station precinct and reducing the perception of a ‘drop-down’ from the bridge.”

The report said the scope of the October 12 development application by Urbis c/- Public Transport Authority for the Western Australian Planning Commission and DevelopmentWA was limited to the physical construction of the capping structure with all subsequent development subject to a separate development application.