16/03/2011 - 14:52

South Freo station set to transform

16/03/2011 - 14:52

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The state government says it will push for the redevelopment of the decrepit South Fremantle power station after it rezoned 91 hectares of North Coogee land for residential development.

South Freo station set to transform

The state government says it will push for the redevelopment of the decrepit South Fremantle power station after it rezoned 91 hectares of North Coogee land for residential development.

Planning Minister John Day said the tabling in state parliament of the amendment to the metropolitan region scheme to allow urban development on former industrial land would see the area deliver nearly 4,800 new dwellings over the next few years.

"The rezoning of the land will allow development to proceed in line with the Cockburn Coast district structure plan, which was finalised in August 2009," Mr Day said.

"This is one of the first steps to making the vision set out in the Cockburn Coast structure plan a reality."

Mr Day said the South Fremantle power station would become a centrepiece of the redevelopment, which will focus on medium- to high-density urban living.

The heritage-listed station has degenerated into a state of disrepair since it was de-commissioned in 1985.

"Further planning will be undertaken of the South Fremantle power station to address heritage considerations, land use potential, public access and its interface with the foreshore, prior to the full Urban zoning of the site," he said.

LandCorp will lead the detailed design process and actively engage with landowners and stakeholders, Mr Day said.

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