With 626 solar panels installed and an area of more than 1300 square metres covered, it's time to tick off another big job at High Wycombe Station. The sea of blue complements the rusty red colours of the station's main roof, while the 275kW system is designed to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 50-60 households.
Within the station buildings finishing touches are the current focus, ranging from installation of sanitary ware, lights, handrails and balustrades, to fitting internal doors.
One level down tiling of the station platform is underway, with a third of the grey terrazzo tiles already installed.
The construction of the multi-deck car park at the northern end of site is in full swing. All ground level footings and columns are in place and precast panels for the first level have been installed. More than 80 per cent of the topping slab for level one has been poured and construction of level two has commenced in some areas. Once complete, the three-level building will accommodate 1200 vehicles and more than 50 motorcycle bays. Parking will be available to Transperth patrons at a cost of two dollars per 24-hour period.
Backfilling of the station precinct with 60,000 cubic metres of soil is nearing completion. This is necessary to bring the station entry to final level.
Construction of the permanent road network in and around High Wycombe Station is due to commence in January. Some of the roadworks will be completed within the construction site boundary, however changes to the active road network are also required.
The roadworks, which will take about three months to complete, will include:
- upgrade of a section of Dundas Road (north and south of the station)
- a new roundabout at the intersection of Dundas and Maida Vale roads
- a new T-junction at the intersection of Maida Vale Road and Ibis Place
- a new section of road linking Ibis Place and Sultana Road West
- access roads for buses to the station.
Traffic management will be in place and access will remain open for local traffic. There may be periods where a temporary detour is required.
View a map outlining external and internal roadworks.