Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti
New Bayswater Station Designs To Reflect Community Feedback
Victor P Taffa
- Updated artist impressions for new METRONET Bayswater Station released today
- New designs include two upward escalators along with refined design aesthetic
- Changes made following extensive community consultation to reflect local feedback
- Seven METRONET projects now under construction creating thousands of jobs and opportunities for local businesses
- Another four METRONET projects have now moved into procurement phase
Updated artist impressions for the new Bayswater Station have been released, with the project scope expanded to include two escalators and a fresh new design aesthetic.
“Today’s new designs reflect the feedback provided by the Bayswater community.” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.
“New designs are a great outcome for the local community and public transport users, drawing on both local rail heritage and the natural world that surrounds it.”
Architecture of the station has been designed with both rail and natural heritage in mind, with the finishes designed to mimic the metal fluting on our trains while also reflecting the ripples on the nearby Swan River.
While the project designs initially included lifts and stairs, the project team were able to revise the station footprint to include one upward escalator on each of the two station platforms.
Escalators will run from the eastern entry building in one direction up to each island platform.
“New Bayswater Station is at the heart of the town and the first major METRONET project that can deliver good transport-oriented design.” Maylands MLA Lisa Baker said.
“I’m particularly excited about opportunities for community activation in the new public spaces around the new station.”
Community consultation on Bayswater Station has been the most extensive in the history of public transport projects in Western Australia, with online surveys, community events, briefings, presentations, enquiries and community reference groups on the station’s design.
Feedback obtained also led to tweaks to the architectural finishes of the design.
More colour, texture and streamlined shaping all have been incorporated into the finishes of the structure, as well as the design of the public spaces and landscaping.
This year alone the McGowan Government has seven METRONET projects under construction and another four METRONET projects moving into the procurement phase.