- Final approval received for METRONET East-Bayswater Design Guidelines
- Decision marks key milestone in Bayswater's revitalisation and transformation into a major transit and community hub
- Community input key to development of planning framework
- McGowan Government committed to delivering METRONET hubs around train stations
The revitalisation of the METRONET East-Bayswater project area is a step closer with the approval of the Bayswater Design Guidelines that will provide a roadmap for redevelopment.
The finalisation of the design guidelines marks a key milestone for the planning framework and transformation of the Bayswater town centre.
Community feedback helped shape the planning framework, with 977 survey responses informing the draft guidelines and 409 submissions received in response to the draft design guidelines between July 15 and August 26, 2021.
The final design guidelines ensure the preservation of Bayswater's heritage and culture, and underpin the revitalisation of the area to accommodate its future status as a transit hub.
They cover elements including building design and materials, building heights, setbacks, heritage considerations, sustainability and landscaping.
The redevelopment will support local businesses by ensuring the delivery of a diverse mix of housing types such as apartments, townhouses and affordable housing.
It will also increase the vibrancy and liveability of the town centre with more opportunities for hospitality, commercial and retail business, and new public spaces.
Once construction is complete, the METRONET Bayswater Station will become the second busiest transport hub outside of the Perth CBD, with work underway on the construction of a new station.
Visit https://yoursay.developmentwa.com.au/metronet-east-bayswater to view the final design guidelines or find out more.
Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:
"The vision for Bayswater's new urban centre celebrates the area's rich history and diverse community while futureproofing it as a major centre for transport and activity in Western Australia.
"The final design guidelines have been developed to capture and celebrate Bayswater's unique heritage and will deliver important economic and social benefits to the area.
"They will also ensure Bayswater gets the best possible outcomes from the opportunities arising from the delivery of the new METRONET Bayswater Station.
"Work is well underway on constructing the new station, along with delivering a new Bayswater Bridge."
Comments attributed to Lands Minister John Carey:
"The finalisation of the design guidelines marks the culmination of years of community and stakeholder consultation, providing certainty for local landowners - and they have been carefully crafted with input from the people of Bayswater, with their inputs considered at every step of the planning process.
"With a greater mix of housing opportunities, the design guidelines will deliver sustainable living options for people of all ages and life stages.
"The design guidelines reflect Bayswater's unique sense of place and will ensure that future developments are well designed and celebrate the area's distinct character.
"Bayswater has an exciting future as a thriving and connected community, and great place to live, work and visit."
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