The former Craigie High School site will help deliver Network City objectives, with the announcement today of property group Stockland as the preferred proponent to work with the Government on its redevelopment.
Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the aim was to transform the site into an appealing, distinctive residential estate, creating more housing choice while also blending in with the existing suburb.
“The State Government is committed to a true partnering approach, where both parties work together to achieve a ‘win-win’ outcome for the Craigie community,” Ms MacTiernan said.
The 10ha site is located about 22 kilometres north-west of the Perth CBD and is bordered by Arawa Place and Camberwarra Drive.
Calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to partner LandCorp in the redevelopment of the Craigie site closed on November 27, 2007, with the EOI attracting a competitive field.
Stockland General Manager Perth Graham McArthur said the project was an exciting opportunity to work with the State Government and the Craigie community to create a quality residential hub that would complement and support the existing community.
“Our key focus is to develop a structure plan which transforms the Craigie site into a distinctive residential estate, while making good use of the existing infrastructure, uplifting the area and protecting the nearby dunes in the overall development,” Mr McArthur said.
Stockland, a top 50 ASX listed company and one of Australia's largest, most diversified property groups, is involved in a variety of successful residential developments around the State including South Beach, Settlers’ Hill and The Boardwalk.
The Minister said LandCorp and Stockland would work with the local community to ensure they were well informed as plans were developed.
For further information visit http://www.partneringlandcorp.com.au.
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