MIDLAND TRAIN STATION PRECINCT

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               Summary of Issues Affecting the Midland Train Station Precinct

During the next few years one of the areas of MRA focus will be the Midland Train Station
Precinct, with substantial effort placed on finalising the planning vision for this area. To
make informed decisions for this area, the MRA would like the community to be involved in
ensuring that all issues have been identified as part of the first stage of this project.

The Midland Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with key stakeholders, has identified
a number of key issues affecting the Midland Train Station Precinct. Several opportunities
have also been identified. The plan attached shows the specific area of the precinct. This is
the area upon which the project will focus.

The following outcomes of the project have been identified as being important to achieve.

Outcomes

The outcome of the project should be a precinct which:

   Improves connectivity and legibility within, out of and into the precinct.
   Improves the public transport system, including but not limited to, rail, bus, bicycle and
    pedestrian infrastructure.
   Encourage pedestrian based and transit oriented uses to locate in this and adjacent precincts.
   Enhance the ‘Gateway’ role this precinct offers for the broader Midland area, both from rail and
    road.
   Provides opportunities for land uses that are supportive of both the Midland Town Centre and
    the future role of the Midland Train Station and Bus Interchange as both a local and regional
    transport hub.

Do you agree with these issues and what other issues can you identify that may affect the
precinct? The Authority would be pleased to hear from you. Please refer over for
comments and a plan of the study area.

Issues so far identified include:

   The role of the Station Precinct as the primary transport hub in Midland;
   The amount of retail floorspace that is viable in this area;
   The amount and level of commercial and other economic activity that is viable in this area;
   The amount of residential development that is viable in this area;
   Location and arrangement of the bus interchange. This will need to increase in size during the
    next ten years;
   The amount of, location of and approach taken to car parking in the precinct;
   The pedestrian connections of the precinct with other parts of Midland, particularly the Town
    Centre, Midland Gate and the workshops site;
   Implications of providing the Prospector service east of Midland;
   The low likelihood of population size and densities east of Midland being large enough to
    justify electrification of the metro rail past Midland;
   The future of the rail freight corridor;
   Implications on development design adjacent to rail corridor, particularly regarding noise and
    vibration;
   The presence of major through-roads in the precinct;
   Implications of the proposed Midland Gate expansion;
   The perception of some violent and anti-social behaviour at the Train Station;
   The placement and function of civic spaces in the area;

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   Heritage issues in the area including the Byers road area;
   Trees along southern side of Great Eastern Highway are valued and may need to be
    protected;
   The interface between commercial and residential uses
   The timing of any development;
   Implementation mechanisms that are feasible, given the nature of land ownership in the
    precinct;
   The source, amount and timing of funding of infrastructure;

Opportunities so far identified include:

   Integrate the transport hub with other activities in Midland;
   Increase train walk-on patronage;
   Substantially increase residential and mixed use development in the area;
   Utilise planning principles to allow for commercial development;
   Create a development that complements Midland Gate;
   Take a holistic and integrated approach;
   Create a “Destination”;
   Allow for expanded library, cultural and civic uses;
   Incorporate youth facilities;
   Assist in the development of Midland as a strategic regional centre;
   Interpret the precincts heritage values.




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Comments to be provided:




Please return comment sheet in replied paid envelope attached or email trainstation@mra.wa.gov.au.

If you would like to be involved in further stages of this project, please provide name and
mailing address. Thank you for you participation!

Name:

Postal Address:

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