Western Australia’s Midland Redevelopment Area is going to be expanded to include the Bayswater and Forrestfield station precincts, creating the METRONET East Redevelopment Areas which will focus on vibrancy, housing and jobs.
“By Creating METRONET East we bring together our commitment to creating more housing and employment choice and maximising our transformative investment in the Bayswater, Forrestfield and Midland areas.
“The best possible outcome for each of the METRONET East precincts would be for them to develop into more attractive areas for people to live, work and visit for recreation,” Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said.
This project area will help maximise development opportunities in the region as well as create market certainty that capitalise on the transport infrastructure delivered through METRONET.
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) will be undertaking the statutory process that will extend the Midland Redevelopment Area to include the two train station precincts, with the entire statutory process to take up to 12 months to complete.
Forrestfield project area (source: METRONET)
Works are already underway at the Forrestfield Station to deliver a new station building and 150-metre long central platform; and the design of the 1,200-bay multi-deck car park is progressing as well, with construction to commence next year.
Bayswater project area (source: METRONET)
On the other hand, the tender process has begun for the Bayswater Station Upgrade. Early works on this project is anticipated to begin in 2019.
“Each of the precincts will be different to build on what is already great about the communities the redevelopment stations will service.
“It is important for the wider community that the State Government harnesses its investment in METRONET to deliver outcomes such as quality infill, housing choice and jobs - which will build a stronger economy and save taxpayers in the longer term,” Ms Saffioti said.
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