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Expressions of Interest sought for Gosnells Town Centre development site

27/01/2021 - 10:40

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A prime development site in the Gosnells Town Centre (GTC) offers scope for an innovative and iconic development to capitalise on its proximity to major transport routes, including a direct railway link to Perth CBD.

City of Gosnells Mayor David Goode and Manager Future Planning Anthony Denford at the development site in the Gosnells Town Centre.

A prime development site in the Gosnells Town Centre (GTC) offers scope for an innovative and iconic development to capitalise on its proximity to major transport routes, including a direct railway link to Perth CBD.

The City of Gosnells seeks Expressions of Interest for the development of the 3,391sqm site, bounded by Albany Highway, Main Street and Lissiman Street, opposite Gosnells train station.

The site is owned by the City and zoned ‘Urban’ under the Metropolitan Region Scheme and ‘District Centre’ under Town Planning Scheme 6. It currently contains several older buildings, due to be demolished in coming weeks to clear the site for future development.

Mayor David Goode said the site was ideally suited to multi-storey mixed-use development, combining ground floor commercial/retail space with apartment accommodation, and could be developed independently or through a joint venture agreement with the City.

Development of the site would also be the catalyst for extensive further development of land in and around Main Street in coming years, as part of the City’s bold plan to create a thriving, cosmopolitan and vibrant retail and commercial precinct and residential hub for those looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle close to a full range of facilities and services, in a beautiful location.

The site’s position, adjacent to the Gosnells train station, provides a genuine opportunity for a vibrant, compact and liveable Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

“This land is just across the road from the Gosnells train station and surrounded by predominantly commercial, office and retail properties,” Mayor Goode said.

“TOD is a core strategic focus in urban planning and the need for close integration between land use and public transport is recognised throughout the world.”

The area’s proximity to Perth Airport and the Tonkin, Roe and Albany highways provides connections to locations within WA, interstate and overseas.

The nearby Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area has attracted large national and global companies and offers existing and emerging employment opportunities within minutes of the GTC – translating into reduced commuting time, with associated health and wellbeing benefits, and less congestion on roads.

“With over 133,000 residents, the City of Gosnells is one of the State’s largest and most diverse local governments, with the population expected to swell to around 175,000 by 2036,” Mayor Goode said.

“Substantial revitalisation of the Gosnells Town Centre has occurred since 1998, including the relocation of the Gosnells train station, construction of the Agonis Centre, creation of Main Street, construction of the Pioneer Park amphitheatre and tree-top walk, plus streetscape upgrades and installation of public art.

“Over the next three years, the City will deliver a number of significant projects in the town centre, including a $1 million Town Square upgrade, incorporating a water misting feature, and a $200,000 upgrade and refurbishment of existing lighting.

“In the medium term, there are also plans to redevelop Gosnells Oval, construct a residential subdivision on Hicks Street and redevelop the Gosnells Bowling Club – each of which is within easy walking distance of the town centre.

“Gosnells residents have easy access to one of the City’s four libraries, the City’s seniors’ centre and the City’s Wilkinson Homestead Museum.

“The City hosts a number of key events in the Gosnells Town Centre each year, including Australia Day celebrations, outdoor cinemas, the Jingle All the Way Christmas event and the celebrated Illuminate Night Party, which has brought some of Australia’s top musical talent to Gosnells Oval – all of which would be in easy walking distance of this development site.

“This EOI process provides an excellent opportunity for the right developer to create a significant development on this prime site, and we anticipate some innovative proposals will be submitted.”

Expressions of Interest in the Gosnells Town Centre Redevelopment close at 2pm (AWST) on Monday 22 February 2021. All enquiries should be made via the City’s eProcurement system at https://360providers.apetsoftware.com.au/request/open/gosnells at least three working days ahead of the close of the EOI.

For further general details, please phone the City of Gosnells on 9397 3000 or email Manager Future Planning Anthony Denford at ADenford@gosnells.wa.gov.au.

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