Plans for the new METRONET station at Alkimos announced today by the state government will be a catalyst for a connected, vibrant community precinct and improve transport connections for the people living in the northern corridor according to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA WA).

“The north west urban growth corridor continues to attract a range of new home buyers due to its affordability and proximity to the beach and other lifestyle amenities,” UDIA WA CEO Allison Hailes said.

“The METRONET precinct at Alkimos will ensure the thousands of people living in the corridor are well connected with a train service at their doorstep as well as providing new retail options, businesses and higher density housing opportunities,” Ms Hailes said.

“UDIA is an advocate for improved public transport and precinct style development which provides a range of benefits to local communities and encourages a mix of housing types to meet changing buyer needs,” Ms Hailes said.

“It is critical that industry and government are working together to deliver integrated public transport and land use planning and urban design across the metro area, which demonstrates that higher densities and a mix of uses in the right areas is a great asset for the community,” Ms Hailes said.

“We want to see a focus in the METRONET precincts on place making and ensuring that these areas bring people together and provide solid local employment options which will foster economic growth more broadly,” Ms Hailes said.

The average price of new land in the area currently sits at $228,297.

“With buyer demand for land likely to increase in and around Alkimos as a result of the opening of a train station, we expect the average price of new land to increase in the next couple of years,” Ms Hailes said.


For more information:
Gemma Osiejak
UDIA WA Executive Manager Communications & Marketing
M: 0421 506 819