Perth Busport on track

With construction of the Perth Busport steaming along, retail shops are now being considered

The Western Australia Government is looking to make the most of its newest public transport project by offering retail space inside the $209 million Perth Busport.

WA transport minister Dean Nalder says two retail kiosk sites inside the facility's lounge are available.

"This is an excellent opportunity for a small business to start up in the heart of the city, in what will become one of the busiest transport hubs in Perth," he says.

"When the Perth Busport is complete next year, we expect there to be about 25,000 passenger movements a day through here."

Passenger numbers are expected to swell to more than 35,000 by 2031 and at peak times will be used by more than 200 buses an hour.

"This represents hundreds if not thousands of cars off our roads, and more choice for passengers," Nalder says.

"This government is investing heavily and using smart modern technology to make public transport more reliable and more attractive now and in the future."

A good mix of appropriate retail shops, Nalder says will add to the customer experience.

"These kiosks will offer food and drinks for passengers who are waiting for their bus service to depart, or perhaps to pick up a coffee on their way to work."

The Perth Busport is the centrepiece of the WA Government’s integrated approach to transport planning, catering for demand for at least the next 30 years and will open to the public next year.

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