30/09/2009 - 15:42

Claremont redevelopment set to go ahead

30/09/2009 - 15:42

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The redevelopment of Claremont Oval and its surrounds is set to go ahead after Planning Minister John Day tabled an amendment to a planning scheme in parliament.

The redevelopment of Claremont Oval and its surrounds is set to go ahead after Planning Minister John Day tabled an amendment to a planning scheme in parliament.

 

The announcement is below:

 

Planning Minister John Day has tabled an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme which will pave the way for the creation of a public transport oriented urban renewal development in the Claremont North East Precinct.

Mr Day said the amendment was part of an initiative to enable development that would facilitate the public transport and pedestrian capability of the area by allowing people to live closer to where they access public transport, work and spend their leisure time.

"An important element of this initiative is to develop a diverse range of well-designed housing options that will cater for a greater diversity of socio-economic groups," he said.

"This will improve liveability by creating a safe and attractive public environment and will also promote a greener lifestyle as it provides the opportunity for people to live closer to public transport.

"It also retains the Claremont Oval which will provide the precinct with a village green style area of public open space and will contribute to the healthy and attractive nature of the area."

The Minister said the amendment would remove the regional road designations from Shenton Road and Claremont Crescent in order to ensure these roads were developed to a standard that was complementary to development of the North East Precinct.

This would also ensure there was convenient pedestrian access to Claremont Railway Station to help the precinct function as a transit oriented development.

"The focus is on providing people the opportunity to use public transport quickly and easily. The project will also formalise car parking arrangements at Claremont Station including providing dedicated car parking areas for commuters, visitors and residents," he said.

The amendment was advertised for public comment and subject to extensive consultation with the local community.

The MRS amendment, which was tabled by Mr Day on September 23, must now lay on the table in Parliament for 12 sitting days before the amendment becomes effective.

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