03/07/2014 - 09:32

MRA takes control of Scarborough revamp

03/07/2014 - 09:32

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MRA takes control of Scarborough revamp
The Scarborough beachfront will be a significant focus of the redevelopment plan.

Planning control for the $60 million redevelopment of Scarborough Beach has been transferred to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Planning Minister John Day said the transfer was a key milestone for the redevelopment, with development applications for the 100-hectare project to be lodged with the MRA.

The project was initially announced in September last year, and will focus on an area spanning 1.6 kilometres along the beachfront and 800 metres east along Scarborough Beach Road.

The state government is providing $30 million towards the project, while the City of Stirling will put in $27.4 million.

A draft master plan for the area will be released for public comment in coming months, and is expected to be finalised in the latter months of the year.

“Community members will have another opportunity to have their say when the draft master plan is released in the coming months after nearly 3,000 people put forward their ideas for Scarborough’s future via the recent Scarborough views survey,” Mr Day said.

“This feedback, and the work previously completed by the City of Stirling, is being considered in the development of the draft master plan that will improve public access to the beach, facilitate contemporary urban design and address community needs.”

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