18/11/2015 - 11:48

Progress on Bassendean revamp plan

18/11/2015 - 11:48

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Progress on Bassendean revamp plan
Swan Districts chief executive Tom Bottrell (left), Planning Minister John Day and Bassendean mayor John Gangell.

Bassendean Oval will be Perth’s latest sporting facility to get a residential revamp, with 11 hectares of land around the oval to be set aside for housing and community facilities.

Planning Minister John Day today launched a community consultation process for the land, which would help shape the direction of the project.

An online survey will be open until December 18.

The redevelopment has been facilitated by an agreement between LandCorp, the Town of Bassendean and Swan Districts Football Club, which was struck in August.

Plans for redevelopment of Bassendean Oval were first floated in 2007, as part of the Bassendean Town Centre Strategy.

Developers are expected to get their opportunity to be involved in late 2016.

Two sites have been identified across the 11ha, with the oval itself to remain for sporting and recreational purposes, and will continue to be home to Swan Districts Football Club.

The second site, known as the Bassendean town centre, covers land to the north of the oval and includes a public car park and a recreation reserve.

LandCorp said 15 to 20 per cent of dwellings would be affordable housing, in line with state government planning policies.

“This will be achieved through a diverse mix of affordable housing options, including smaller dwellings and potential partnerships with the community housing sector and the Department of Housing,” LandCorp said.

The Bassendean plan follows LandCorp facilitating residential redevelopments at Claremont Oval, known as Claremont on the Park, and Perry Lakes.

Planning is also underway for redevelopment of the Claremont Showground, Belmont Park, and the WACA ground, while Fremantle Oval is expected to also be subject to a residential and commercial revamp once the Fremantle Dockers shift to Cockburn.

 

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