Doug Shave

Doug Shave

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    Government gives $2 million community land to Wanneroo

    3/08/2000 10:37 AM
     
    3/8/00

    Lands Minister Doug Shave presented Wanneroo City Mayor Jon Kelly with the titles for a $2 million land parcel in the new Clarkson District Centre today.

    The two lots, covering 1.1ha in LandCorp’s Ocean Keys development, will be used for a new youth centre and library for the fast growing north-western coastal region.

    “Providing this land to the City of Wanneroo is part of the State Government’s commitment to developing community infrastructure in strategic urban centres,” Mr Shave said.

    “LandCorp began developing Ocean Keys as a new focal point for commercial, retail and community activity in the Clarkson region 12 months ago.

    “The Clarkson Police Station is now operational and work has begun on the first stage of the shopping centre being built by Coles Myer.”

    Mr Shave said Wanneroo MLA Iain MacLean had been a strong supporter of the handover of the land to the city.

    “Wanneroo is one of Australia’s fastest growing centres,” Mr MacLean said.

    “Providing this land is part of a Government program to ensure adequate land for Clarkson’s and Wanneroo’s commercial, community, residential and industrial needs.”

    Other large retailers, including Bunnings and Caltex, are preparing to start work on commercial outlets, which would bring further services and employment opportunities to Clarkson and the surrounding area.

    “Investor confidence and a strong partnership approach between LandCorp and Wanneroo have contributed to the many successful outcomes at Clarkson in a short time,” Mr Shave said.

    Wanneroo Mayor Jon Kelly said the State Government’s gifting of the Ocean Keys land was a major boost for people living in the Clarkson region.

    “Council is committed to providing key services for the local community - particularly our large youth population,” Mr Kelly said.

    “Working with LandCorp we will ensure Ocean Keys delivers a much needed range of economic and social benefits.”

    Media contacts:
    John Clune, Minister’s Office 9213 6500
    Ian Williams, LandCorp 9482 7442, Mb:0419 904 034