Tender awarded

The tender for sinking Perth’s Wellington Street Bus Station has been awarded and work is to start next year

Tender awarded
Tender awarded

October 10, 2013

Work on sinking Perth’s Wellington Street Bus Station will begin early next year, as the tender has been awarded.

The City Busport Alliance (Brookfield Multiplex and BG&E) won the tender to partner with the Public Transport Authority to build the underground bus station, as part of the Perth City Link Project.

The $249million project is the second stage of the project, which will reconnect Northbridge with the CBD.

Construction of a temporary bus station for passengers is already underway on the Roe Street side of the site and a second temporary bus station will also be built on Wellington Street.

Acting Transport Minister Mike Nahan says the project is the final frontier in changing the face of Perth.

He says the project will allow the key thoroughfares of King and Queen Streets to reconnect Perth to Northbridge.

"By 2031, it is estimated that about 25,000 passengers will be using the new busport each day, with more than 220 bus movements an hour at peak times."

The Wellington Street Bus Station opened in 1973 and will be the last established building on the Perth City Link site to be demolished.

"When the 40-year-old structure comes down early next year and works starts on the underground bus station, the people of Perth will have an unrestricted view from one side of the site to the other for the first time in decades," says Nahan.

The City of Perth is contributing $12 million to the bus component of the project, while the State Government will fund the rest.

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