02/09/2013 - 16:00

Barnett, Day launch Scarbs revamp

02/09/2013 - 16:00

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The Scarborough Beach redevelopment area.

The state government has unveiled the boundaries of its Scarborough redevelopment, which will cover 100 hectares from the beachfront to Hinderwill Street and stoke more than $200 million in private sector investment.

Premier Colin Barnett and Planning Minister John Day said the redevelopment would focus on a 1.6 kilometre area along the beachfront and east along Scarborough Beach Road.

The redevelopment is being conducted in joint venture with the City of Stirling.

The state government will invest $30 million into the project, Mr Barnett said.

The premier said the government’s investment would be the catalyst for private developers to get active in the area.

“This investment will provide landowners with the confidence to progress their own development plans and encourage businesses to Scarborough,” Mr Barnett said in a statement.

A Scarborough Land Redevelopment Committee has been established to provide planning advice.

Its members include MRA board member Fiona Kalaf, Tourism WA chief executive Stephanie Buckland, City of Stirling Mayor David Boothman, RAC WA tourism assets general manager DJames Hewitt, and Surf Life Saving member David Thomson.

Planning framework is expected to be finalised early next year with major works to have commenced by June.

The redevelopment is scheduled to be complete by 2017.

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