Looks like they're expecting (hoping?) that a lot of western suburbs people will walk across it at the same time to go to the footy and so justify the expense of the stadium. Few flawed assumptions in that, the first being that western suburbs people walk anywhere.
The new $40 million bridge between the railway station and the revamped Adelaide Oval gets heeeeaps of pedestrians when a game is on. The rest of the time, not so much.
I want to know where they're walking from though. It's not like East Perth is a thriving metropolis and the closest train station on that side of the river isn't exactly walking distance for the majority of the population (i.e. >1km).
At least the Armadale line will get a new station at Belmont Park but then it'll be worth more than the combined total of all the other Armadale line stations so will probably get stolen within the first week.
It connects it with Claisebrook Cove, so those lucky people can look forward to being inundated with drunk (eagles) or morose (dockers) footy fans as appropriate, but the distance isn't significantly different than using Windan bridge.
Yeah well we have to spend the WA royalties on something - oh wait we already did - and this bridge is going to be aesthetically pleasing, unlike the footbridge part of the Windan Bridge. Can't have the football going public having to look at concrete walls!
dreamweaver are you denigrating potential LOST members. Seems to me that people in the W suburbs walk a hell of a lot more than people domiciled in say Rockingham, Armadale, Midland or Mirrabooka - and not just because more of us play Pokemon Go.
I want documentary evidence of this claim.
Don't think I've ever seen you in any of the aforementioned suburbs simmo so I'm not sure of your evidence base (but I will admit to encroaching old timers disease). As for denigrating anyone remotely likely to be a current or potential LOST member - ABSOLUTELY