Perth City Link
Perth City Link is a major urban renewal and redevelopment project under construction in Perth, Western Australia. The project, bounded by the Mitchell Freeway, Wellington Street, the Horseshoe Bridge and Roe Street, involves the sinking of the Fremantle railway line and Wellington Street Bus Station and the subsequent development of the 13.5 hectares of land created.
The $360 million rail project is the first stage of the Perth City Link. The scope of works includes:
- Sinking the Fremantle line between William Street and Lake/King Street. This will create almost 600m of a new covered section of the Fremantle line.
- Upgrading Perth Station with new tiling, lighting and services and convert the existing Platform 9 into an island Platform 8/9.
- Creating a new tunnel under the northern end of the Barrack Street Bridge to service the new Platform 9.
- Extending the existing Joondalup line tunnel roof from Lake Street to Milligan Street to be in line with the new Fremantle line tunnel.
- Creating a new pedestrian underpass connecting Perth Underground Station to all the platforms at Perth Station.
Work commenced in 2010 with the project initially scheduled for completion in mid-2014. By early 2013 it became apparent that the project was running almost 6 months ahead of schedule, with the completion date now advertised as early 2014.
Tunnelling officially commenced on 31 January 2012, with Premier Colin Barnett, Transport Minister Troy Buswell, Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and Senator Louise Pratt (representing Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese) taking part in a ceremony in which several documents were placed in a time capsule and buried at the station, to be unearthed in 2031.
The Arena 
Located at the western end of the site, this precinct centres around the Perth Arena.
City Square 
King-Lake Street 
See also 
- "Perth City Link: Reconnecting the City". Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
- Kerr, Peter (2013-03-25). "City Link on time and budget". The West Australian. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
- "April 2013 works update". Perth City Link Rail Alliance. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
- "Work begins on $360m city link project". PerthNow. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
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