A REFERENCE group involving stakeholders from housing-related, urban development and property groups will be formed to provide advice on station precinct development and land-use outcomes as part of the WA Government's METRONET program.
Eight representatives will be chosen from the Urban Development Institute of Australia, the Planning Institute of Australia, the Property Council of Australia, the Real Estate Institute of WA, the Housing Industry Association, the Master Builders' Association, the Australian Property Institute and Shelter WA.
The reference group will provide advice on a variety of complex planning issues vital to METRONET, with recommendations to be referred to the METRONET team.
"This group will provide private sector subject matter expertise which reflects the wider industry, and identify diverse perspectives so we get the best possible planning outcomes," said Transport and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti.
The first stage of METRONET includes:
- Completion of the Forrestfield-Airport Line (Expected completion end of 2020);
- Building the Yanchep extension (Expected completion 2021);
- Building the Thornlie to Cockburn line (Expected completion 2021);
- Planning and construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line (Expected completion 2022);
- Building the Byford extension (Expected completion 2023);
- Starting a program of removing level crossings on the Armadale, Fremantle and Midland lines; and
- Building new stations at Karnup and Midland.
"Building the transport infrastructure, which is a cornerstone of the METRONET plan for Perth's suburbs, is just part of the picture," Ms Saffioti said.
"METRONET is also about building liveable, connected communities. The private sector is well-placed to advise how we make these new developments come to life."