Perth Major Urban Renewal Guide – Where is Mr Barnett Spending your money?
Perth and the greater metropolitan area are undergoing a huge amount of urban renewal. The state government arm, The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority is managing many large scale infrastructure projects which will help reinvent and rejuvenate many underutilized parts of Perth.
Here’s the run down on a few of their biggest projects.
Scarborough Beachfront Transformation – $57 Million
The project includes a new surf club facility, improved promenades and beach access, a children’s playground, skate park and other recreation facilities. Georgiou Group have been engaged as the head contractor for the Scarborough redevelopment and works are underway. The Scarborough Pool facilities includes:
- Eight 50-metre lanesalong with four 25-metre lanes with multiple configuration options and depth from 1.2- 2.2 metres.
- A separate leisure poolfor fun and learning to swim.
- Geothermally-heatedto 27°C (lap pool) and 32°C (leisure pool) year-round.
- 200-seat grandstand and spectator areas for competition viewing and relaxing.
- A spacious surrounding promenadewith open-air seating areas and 600m² of space for future entertainment outlets.
- A large kioskopen to pool users and beachgoers.
- Adjoining recreation areas with shaded areas and family-friendly zones.
- Night-time usewith extensive lighting.
Yagan Square – Perth City Link – $73.5 Million
Located in the heart of Perth CBD wrapped in the arms of the Horse Shoe Bridge, Yagan Square will become one of Perth cities newest Piazzas. It will be a connection of public transport, business, living and entertainment.
The finished public space will feature green spaces for relaxation, markets, kiosks, cafes, interactive digital media, native gardens and engaging public art. Yagan Square is expected to open in late 2017.
Elizabeth Quay – $440 Million
Elizabeth Quay has been a huge success linking The Swan River to the city. It has created a dynamic waterfront precinct which will see over $2.2 billion of private investment as the sites are developed. The State Government expects to achieve over $300 million in land sales from its $440 million initial expenditure on the project.
Lots 2 & 3: CA and Associates purchased for $85 million
Lot 4: Three bidders have put forward offers for the site.
Lot 5 & 6: MRA and Multiplex in discussions on a commercial and office development
Lot 7 & 8: Chevron Australia purchased the lot for $64 million
Lot 9 & 10: Far East Consortium are building the Ritz Carlton and 379 Apartments
More info here: http://www.mra.wa.gov.au/