Station themes embed connection to place

Source: Government of Western Australia

Noongar cultural references are central to the overall design theme for the new Yanchep, Eglinton and Alkimos stations.

The Yanchep Station design will take on an artistic interpretation of the Yanchep caves, a registered Aboriginal cultural site where the stories and mythology about their creation are important to Noongar people.

A distinctive orange colour theme reflecting the banksia flower will be seen in the station’s material finishes. Eglinton Station’s identity draws from the grevillea plant and the local bush area, reflecting the surrounding land in colour, form and texture. Interpretive panels planned for the station interior will follow the shapes and forms of the grevillea.

The design for Alkimos Station is inspired by the melaleuca, or paperbark tree, and surrounding curved dune shapes. The aluminium elements of the facades interpret the melaleuca tree, while the surrounding Alkimos dune is reflected in the station’s distinctive curved elements.

Drawing from the local land and stories is a key focus of the Noongar Cultural Input into Placemaking stream under METRONET’s Aboriginal Engagement Strategy, Gnarla Biddi (Our Pathways).

The designs were presented to and supported by the METRONET Noongar Reference Group.