19/03/2009 - 12:38

State approves next stage of Subi Centro

19/03/2009 - 12:38

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The Subiaco Redevelopment Authority is free to develop the north-eastern corner of Subi Centro into a mixed use residentital and commercial space following approval from Planning Minister John Day.

State approves next stage of Subi Centro

The Subiaco Redevelopment Authority is free to develop the north-eastern corner of Subi Centro into a mixed use residentital and commercial space following approval from Planning Minister John Day.

 

The announcement is below:

 

Planning Minister John Day has approved Scheme Amendment No. 5 which will allow the Subiaco Redevelopment Authority to develop the north-eastern corner of Subi Centro.

Centro North is the one hectare former TAFE site on the corner of Station Street and Salvado Road in Subiaco.

Mr Day said Centro North was one of the final stages in transforming the former industrial areas of Subiaco into a sought-after inner city location.

"Centro North will be a vibrant mixed use residential and commercial precinct with around 130 new homes and 3,300 square metres of commercial space," he said.

"It will complete the northern pedestrian entry to Subi Centro and create a link between Subiaco train station and St John of God Hospital.

The final Scheme Amendment and Design Guidelines for the Centro North precinct are the result of an extensive stakeholder and community consultation process that occurred over several years.

This consultation had resulted in the creation of a local urban plaza on Salvado Road that draws the community space into the heritage listed St Joseph's Church, while changes made to the internal road design and building scale would improve the vista from the surrounding streets toward the church and its spire.

A new pocket park would be established on the western side of Centro North where several existing mature trees would be retained.

Forward works on the site would start in early April, including removing redundant infrastructure, demolishing buildings and recycling building materials for reuse, and protecting selected trees. Works are expected to be completed by June.

The State Government has invested about $135million in Subi Centro and this has led to more than half a billion dollars in private sector spending in the area. The project was expected to deliver 1,500 new dwellings, housing about 2,500 residents.

At the heart of the redevelopment was a commitment to sustainability across a number of economic, environmental and social outcomes. It was also recognised internationally as an example of how transit oriented development principles can work successfully to regenerate the inner-city and combat urban sprawl.

The Subi Centro development, which started in 1997, was now 86 per cent complete and these areas have been returned to the City of Subiaco for ongoing management.

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