Regeneration project underway in Perth
A Perth suburb is the focus of a major demolition project, as part of the Brownlie Precinct Regeneration development which will create 1,500 new residential properties in the area.
State housing minister Terry Redman visited the precinct in Bentley yesterday (October 17) to witness the first stage of works kick-off.
With construction of the new homes to begin in 2015, the development is likely to stimulate the Perth housing sector - creating more affordable housing options for first time buyers and homeowners.
"This is an exciting and significant housing project expected to result in up to 1,500 new dwellings as well as civic and community facilities, open space and commercial and retail buildings," Mr Redman explained.
"The development will apply the latest innovations in housing design, construction and urban planning, with an emphasis on affordability. It will turn a tired area into a vibrant one, providing new amenities and services and offering a range of housing options."
Redevelopment of the 25 hectares of land located just seven kilometres from the CBD will create a new community that thousands will call home in the future.
The demolition stage of the project is expected to be completed by early next year, with town planning and urban design consultants to be appointed this month.