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Burswood and Hope Valley plans released

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Planning minister John Day has released plans for the future development of two major parcels of metropolitan land, at Hope Valley and at Burswood.

Burswood and Hope Valley plans released

Planning minister John Day has released plans for the future development of two major parcels of metropolitan land, at Hope Valley and at Burswood.

Yesterday Mr Day released for public comment the draft district structure plan and revised master plan for industrial precinct Latitude 32.

The plans will guide development of 1,269 hectares of industrial land, adding to the 157ha Flinders Precinct at Hope Valley, which was approved in 2008 and is currently being developed.

"Over a 30-year time frame, Latitude 32 will deliver 14 commercial and industrial precincts for general industry, transport, commercial and business parks, as well as resource recovery and parks and recreation zones," Mr Day said

Latitude 32 is also the state government's preferred location for the proposed Kwinana Freight Terminal.

At Burswood, Mr Day announced plans today to guide the future development of the Burswood peninsula into an urban centre similar to those at Melbourne's Docklands and Sydney's Pyrmont-Ultimo.

The planning minister said the Burswood Peninsula Draft district framework outlined the creation of two urban centres focused on Burswood and Belmont Park railway stations

"There are two concept scenarios for this future development; the first is a more intensive urban scenario that suggests redevelopment of part of the Burswood Park public golf course and full redevelopment of the Burswood Dome site," Mr Day said.

"Scenario two is a less intensive option that reinforces the recreation and entertainment focus of Burswood by retaining both the golf course and the State Tennis Centre.

The Ministers announcements are below:

Comment sought on draft plans for Latitude 32 Industry Zone

Landowners, residents and other stakeholders have an opportunity to provide comment on the State Government's plans for development of the Latitude 32 Industry Zone at Hope Valley Wattleup.

The draft Latitude 32 district structure plan and revised master plan will guide development of the remaining 1,269ha area following the approval of the area's first estate in 2008, the 157ha Flinders Precinct, which is currently being developed.

Planning Minister John Day said the State Government was undertaking the complex planning for Latitude 32 on behalf of all landowners.

"Over a 30-year time frame, Latitude 32 will deliver 14 commercial and industrial precincts for general industry, transport, commercial and business parks, as well as resource recovery and parks and recreation zones," Mr Day said.

"When fully developed, Latitude 32 is projected to provide up to 10,000 jobs.

"It will contribute to the growth of national and international trade for Western Australia. Land will be rolled out by a variety of developers as well as LandCorp."

The Minister said the Western Australian Planning Commission had selected Latitude 32 as the preferred location for the proposed Kwinana Freight Terminal.

"Both the revised master plan and draft district structure plan include the facility as part of the area's broader planning," he said.

As outlined in the State Budget last week, the acquisition of land at Latitude 32 through the Industry and Infrastructure Fund is part of Landcorp's $375.5million asset investment program for 2010-11.

The plans can be viewed at http://www.latitude32planning.com.au or by visiting the administration offices of LandCorp, the Town of Kwinana and City of Cockburn or the Kwinana and Success libraries.

The public comment period opens today and closes on Monday, July 26, 2010.

Minister's office - 9213 6600

Latitude 32 Information
- The Latitude 32 development area is located between Fremantle and Rockingham in Perth's rapidly expanding south-western corridor
- The Fremantle Rockingham Industrial Area Regional Strategy in 1999 identified the Hope Valley Wattleup as a future industrial area to protect and support the Kwinana Industrial area
- The initial master plan was released in 2004 and endorsed by the State Government in 2005
- The master plan has been revised to reflect community and stakeholder input into the structure planning design process
- The Department of Planning confirmed Latitude 32 as the preferred location for the proposed intermodal terminal in early 2010
- The State Government owns 20 per cent of the land within Latitude 32. The remainder is privately owned by a large of number rural landowners as well as major agricultural and quarry operators
- Civil works to prepare the first estate for industrial development - Flinders Precinct - commenced in May 2010, speeding up delivery of 69ha
- Flinders Precinct is strategically located close to the Australian Marine Complex, Kwinana and Rockingham industrial areas, Kwinana Freeway, proposed new port facilities and the future Kwinana Freight Terminal
- Two community information sessions will be held on Thursday 3 June 2010 and Monday 14 June 2010 at the Alcoa Social Club, 19 Hope Valley Road (off Cockburn Rd), Naval Base between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Places are limited, so to register please email info@latitude32planning.com.au or call 1300 730 617. Submissions can be sent to your.say@latitude32planning.com.au
- Further information on the Kwinana Freight Terminal is available from the Department of Planning on 9264 7746 or visit http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/ Further information on the draft District Structure Plan and revised master plan is available from http://www.latitude32planning.com.au, or call the information line on 1300 730 617.

Community encouraged to comment on Burswood proposal

Local residents and businesses are encouraged to have their say on a new vision for the Burswood Peninsula, which proposes the development of urban centres similar to those at Melbourne's Docklands and Sydney's Pyrmont-Ultimo.

Planning Minister John Day said the Burswood Peninsula Draft district framework outlined the creation of two urban centres focused on Burswood and Belmont Park railway stations.

"These urban centres could potentially house up to 20,000 new residents," Mr Day said.

"There are two concept scenarios for this future development; the first is a more intensive urban scenario that suggests redevelopment of part of the Burswood Park public golf course and full redevelopment of the Burswood Dome site.

"Scenario two is a less intensive option that reinforces the recreation and entertainment focus of Burswood by retaining both the golf course and the State Tennis Centre.

"The proposals will see the development of urban centres similar to those at the Melbourne Docklands and Sydney's Pyrmont-Ultimo, where thriving high-density inner city neighbourhoods have been regenerated to boost the local economy and enrich public life.

"Burswood Peninsula is already one of Perth's most important tourism, entertainment and recreation destinations and the new framework will seek to enhance this role as well as provide new activities for locals and visitors.

"The environment will be at the forefront of these developments, with new public parklands and wildlife habitats to be created."

The Minster confirmed that while continued inner city development is a key element of sustainable metropolitan growth, it is important that planning decisions provide community certainty and do not discourage investment.

"The development of Burswood Peninsula will occur over several decades. The framework acknowledges this and clearly identifies that, even if supported, development of the golf course would be unlikely to occur for 25 to 30 years," he said.

"The State Government has identified a preference for scenario two, to ensure important infrastructure investment decisions can be made in the knowledge that redevelopment of the golf course as conceptually shown in the framework will not be contemplated for at least 25 years."

The Burswood Peninsula Draft district framework was prepared by the Burswood Peninsula Working Group. Residents, community groups and local businesses are encouraged to provide feedback on the document by Friday July 30, 2010.

It is available for download from the PlanningWA website - http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/comment or phone 9264 7777

 

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