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Butler is right on the northern boundary of the Perth Metropolitan area. This newly developing area is north of Clarkson and east of another new locality named Brighton. The suburb is named after Mr John Butler who explored this area in 1834. Mr Butler was from Claremont and a nearby wetlands was named after him there - Butler's Swamp (now known as Lake Claremont). The City of Wanneroo named this area after Mr Butler as far back as 1979


Butler - Railway Station

This is our first look at the new Butler Station which will be the new terminus of the northern "Joondalup" train line when this station opens towards the end of 2014. Construction is well underway as you can see. October 2013. Photos Ref: BUTL001


Butler - Railway Station

The outside of Butler Station. I assume the main passenger entrance points will be from this side, serviced by buses. At the rear of the station, a large carpark is being built. The main station building is still under wraps. October 2013. Photos Ref: BUTL002


Butler - Railway Station

Here is a view from the south of the station. Interesting sweeping curved roofs. To build the rail line up to Butler, Transperth had to undertake significant re-modelling of the Neerabup rail depot south of here. October 2013. Photos Ref: BUTL003


Butler - New Rail Tracks

Looking south over a road bridge near the station. The rail tracks have been built as far as underneath the bridge. The tracks are yet to go right into the station. Electric overhead cables and supports are soon to be installed. October 2013. Photos Ref: BUTL004


Butler - Land for Development

To get a bit of perspective, you can see the new rail station over there in the distance, in the east. In the foreground is land which will be developed as residential and commercial properties over the next few years. October 2013. Photos Ref: BUTL005


Butler - New Avenue

A brand new avenue runs east (from this point) down towards the growing railway station and bus interchange. Land on either side of this road is obviously being developed. October 2013. Photos Ref: BUTL006


Butler - New Houses

Some new houses in Butler. Rather smart. Quite small building blocks means that houses are built relatively close to the road. October 2013. Photos Ref: BUTL007


Butler - New Houses

This photo is the rear of the new houses above. Garages are at the rear and a right-of-way provides access. October 2013. Photos Ref: BUTL008


Butler - Land Sales Office

One of many colourful land sales offices in the Butler area. October 2013. Photos Ref: BUTL009


Butler - Railway Station

An update on the new Butler Station. The wraps are off. The track is in. The carpark is built. Electricity has arrived. All we need now are for trains to come and go which will happen very soon. June 2014. Photos Ref: BUTL010

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