Belmont or Redcliff? Voting Open to Name New Station

Local community will have the chance to vote on the name of a new train station being built as part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link.

The survey asks community members whether they prefer the name Belmont or Redcliff for the first station on the line.

In July, the City of Belmont unanimously voted to change the station’s name to Redcliff, reflecting the historical name of the surrounding area.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said many residents are concerned the former government gave the station a name that didn’t reflect its geographical location.

“We are listening to the community and giving them the chance to tell us what they prefer to name their station,” she said.

The station will be at the heart of METRONET’s first transport-oriented development. It’s also set to bring a new high-density precinct with multi-storey apartment, businesses and community spaces.

Belmont MLA Cassie Rowe said this survey would give residents to have their say on the matter.

“The train station is actually nearly five kilometres away from the centre of Belmont, which is why the former government’s proposed name surprised a lot of residents,” she said.

“Engaging with local residents and businesses to garner their opinion is only fair for such a substantial project.”

Voting is open until November 19 and respondents can only vote once.

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