New concept images have been revealed outlining the design of the Mandurah Train Station multi-storey car park.
Construction is expected to start soon on the project after a Balcatta-based company signed the building contracts.
PS Structures Pty Ltd will construct the open-deck car park, which will provide three levels of parking with lifts and a staircase.
The $32 million project, which is equally funded by the federal and state governments, will bring the overall parking capacity at Mandurah Train Station to about 1800 bays.
The new car park will be built on the footprint of the existing northern car park and will be designed to maximise security, natural lighting and ventilation while providing shading and weather protection where possible.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said she was "pleased" the contract was awarded to a local WA company.
"In times like these, it's important we continue to progress the projects that will provide work for local businesses and keep workers in their jobs," she said.
"This will ultimately support the state's wider economy.
"Providing more parking at Mandurah Station was a key election commitment and we're proud to be getting on with METRONET.
"We are committed to investing in the southern suburbs, with the Lakelands Station project also scheduled to begin later this year and planning for a station at Karnup continuing."
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Mandurah MP David Templeman also welcomed the news, and said he was looking forward to seeing the final product.
"It is fantastic to see this important project another step closer to becoming a reality," he said.
"As we begin the road to recovery, important projects such as the multi-story car park will help in boosting local jobs.
"The continued progress with the multi-story car park, as well as Lakelands Station, demonstrates the McGowan government's commitment to investing in Mandurah and improving access to public transport for local residents."
During construction, the northern station car park will be closed off with a section of land bordered by Morfitt Street and Galgoyl Road to be developed into a temporary car park.
As the temporary car park will not offset all the bays closed during construction, Mandurah residents will be encouraged to find alternative means - such as bus, cycling or walking - to the station.
The finished project is expected to be complete by mid-2021.