Construction is anticipated to start on the Perth Hub by mid-2019. Image: MRA

Far East gets the Minister’s tick for $158m project

Thursday, 9 August, 2018 - 15:09

Planning Minister Saffioti has approved Far East Consortium’s plans for a two-tower development adjacent to the Perth Arena, with one tower to house the Dorsett Hotel.

The $158 million two-tower development, called the Perth Hub, will be built at Lot 2 and Lot 3A within the Perth City Link redevelopment project area.

The first 32-storey mixed-use tower will comprise 314 apartments, 217 parking bays and will be supported by retail tenancies and a tavern at street level.

Perth Hub will feature a range of housing sizes and will form the first residential component of the Perth City Link area, expected to house about 3,000 people once fully developed.

The second 23-storey tower will accommodate a four-star Dorsett Hotel, with 263 hotel rooms as well as a range of dining options and amenities.

The development on Lot 2 was approved with an additional 16 storeys above the design guidelines and Lot 3 with an additional seven storeys; this was granted due to the development creatively redistributing the allowable floor space to achieve an alternate solution for the sites, demonstrating design excellence, according to the state government’s announcement.

In recommending the proposal for approval Ms Saffioti also noted the unique and high-quality contemporary design and the contribution the development would make to the new urban character of the reconnection of the central business district with Northbridge.

"The Perth City Link project is underpinned by bus and rail connections, and is an example of what Metronet will strive to achieve by reconnecting our city, attracting private investment and driving new business opportunities,” Ms Saffioti said.

"Local, interstate and international visitors have Perth Arena and Yagan Square at their feet with the added bonus of direct train services to key destinations. With new hotel options, this will now be the ultimate destination for commuters and a popular weekender escape.

"The Perth City Link project will create hundreds of jobs for Western Australians. As construction and development progress over coming years, we will see retail, hospitality and hotel operations continue to boost the State's economy."

Construction is anticipated to start by mid-2019.