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An artist’s impression of the Bellevue Railcar building once it is completed on Elgee Road.

Bellevue Depot stage 2 open for comment

By Sally McGlew

COMMENTS have been invited by the Development WA body on Stage Two of of the Bellevue railcar manufacturing facility on Elgee Road.

Premier Mark McGowan has posted on his Facebook page, his excitement at the  new building taking shape.

He said the facility is moving to its final stages of fit out, ready to begin manufacturing and assembling WA’s future METRONET railcars for the network next year.

However, chairman of the Bellevue Residents and Ratepayers Association (BRRA) Mark Richards said the development application lacks substance and detail.

“If this goes forward a traffic impact assessment must be done,” he said.

“I’m opposed to the denial of access to through traffic being caused by the closure of the level rail crossing on Robinson Road, Bellevue.

“I welcome the development of the new Bellevue Railcar Assembly and Maintenance Facility but not the disadvantages the road closure will have for local business.”

Mr Richards said he had a verbal agreement from the Premier that the road study would be done in consultation with the BRRA.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with the Premier on this project but we haven’t heard from him yet and Stage Two is already being asked for comment.”

Comments are open until April 12, for the application relating to Stage Two of the Bellevue Depot.

They can be submitted on the website, by email to planning@developmentwa.com.au or by post for the attention of the Manager Statutory Planning, Locked Bag 5, Perth Business Centre, Perth WA 6849.

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