14/12/2015 - 14:24

Shenton Park next for LandCorp

14/12/2015 - 14:24

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LandCorp is close to releasing prime land in the inner western suburbs, with its Shenton Park Hospital site one of 30 redevelopment opportunities across the state expected to deliver more than 14,000 homes.

Shenton Park next for LandCorp
ON POINT: Frank Marra is in for a busy 2016 as LandCorp ramps up its redevelopment activities. Photo: Energy Images

LandCorp is close to releasing prime land in the inner western suburbs, with its Shenton Park Hospital site one of 30 redevelopment opportunities across the state expected to deliver more than 14,000 homes.

The Shenton Park site comprises around 16 hectares of land that was formerly used as a hospital, which was shut earlier this year following the opening of Fiona Stanley Hospital.

LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra said the agency was planning a range of housing and apartment offerings at the hospital site.

“At Shenton Park, we will work closely with the community to create an urban village that will offer a variety of quality designed housing choices in a landscaped setting,” he said.

“The redevelopment site is just 400 metres from the Shenton Park train station and is close to both the University of Western Australia and the QEII hospital precinct.”

The Western Australian Planning Commission is expected to approve changes to the town-planning scheme in Shenton Park to allow for the development in coming weeks, paving the way for LandCorp to seek a development partner.

However, Shenton Park is just one of 17 metropolitan redevelopments on LandCorp’s books.

These include upcoming projects Shoreline at North Coogee, Cockburn Central West, WGV in White Gum Valley, as well as current projects like Claremont on the Park, Perry Lakes, and Springs Rivervale.

The Shoreline project is part of one of LandCorp’s biggest – the redevelopment of the Cockburn Coast.

Up to 12,000 people will eventually be housed on 106 hectares of former industrial land between Port Coogee and South Fremantle.

At Cockburn, 11 new developer lots are available, with the area flagged to feature more than 1,000 apartments set among 4.8ha of public open space.

“Titles are expected in April 2016, when work can get under way in delivering the apartments, offices, retail and hospitality ventures which will define this inner-city style community in Perth’s southern suburbs,” Mr Marra said.

In the regions, LandCorp has 13 projects to offer developers, from Albany in the south of the state to Broome, Karratha and Newman in the north.

“Our regional investments span the state and are helping revitalise and transform town centres and residential suburbs,” Mr Marra said.

“It is critical that we continue to create great places for people to live and work to ensure our regional communities are sustainable.”

Ultimately, the projects could deliver more than 14,000 houses, which Mr Marra said would help meet the needs of the metropolitan area as well as regional centres.

“Our sites will deliver a diverse range of modern housing options,” he said.

“We have a huge job ahead if we are to meet the projected demand for housing as our city grows and we want to ensure we maximise the use of our existing infrastructure as we meet this challenge.

“Our strategic infill projects will demonstrate that higher density living can also be high quality living in connected and vibrant communities.”

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