Hon John Carey BA MLA

Hon John Carey BA MLA

Minister for Housing; Lands; Homelessness; Local Government

    Consultation now open as Challenger TAFE demolition nears completion

    10/10/2022 9:00 AM
    • Demolition of the former TAFE site in Beaconsfield is nearing completion
    • Community and stakeholder feedback now sought to help shape the future of the site 

    Demolition of the former Challenger TAFE site in Beaconsfield is nearing completion and the State Government has now opened public consultation to help guide the future development.


    The demolition, which kicked off in April of this year, was an important step in making land available for a modern mixed-use development, aimed at revitalising the Beaconsfield area.


    It is expected the new development on the 3.8 hectare site will include a range of affordable and social housing options, as well as community facilities, public open spaces and commercial premises such as restaurants and cafes.


    The outcomes of this first phase of consultation will help guide the development of a concept design and the preparation of the local structure plan. These documents set out the way the land is to be used and developed.


    DevelopmentWA has also commenced planning for the redevelopment of the site, including an application to rezone the site to "Urban" under the Metropolitan Region Scheme, and is working in close collaboration with the City of Fremantle and the Department of Communities.


    In addition to the release of land, including the redevelopment of the Beaconsfield TAFE site, the McGowan Labor Government is investing $2.4 billion in social housing and homelessness measures, including the delivery of 3,300 new social housing dwellings over four years across metropolitan and regional WA.


    The community and stakeholders are encouraged to have their say on the future of the site to help shape the concept design at https://yoursay.developmentwa.com.au/beaconsfield-redevelopment


    Community consultation for the redevelopment of the site commences today and runs through to Friday, 28 October 2022.


    Comments attributed to Lands Minister John Carey:


    "This is about boosting social and affordable housing across Western Australia and our Government understands that to do this we need to diversify our housing options.


    "This site has the potential to breathe new life into the Beaconsfield area, and I encourage local residents to get involved in the community consultation and have their say on the redevelopment.


    "It's important we consult with and bring the local community and relevant stakeholders along during the redevelopment.


    "This work reaffirms the McGowan Government's plans to revitalise the area, and our commitment to delivering more social and affordable housing across Western Australia.


    "As the Housing, Lands and Homelessness Minister, I am using every lever I can to boost social housing - whether it's through making land available or utilising alternative construction methods."


    Comments attributed to Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk:


    "We would like to see a design that reflects the visions and aspirations of the people that live, work and play in the area.


    "We are eager to work with DevelopmentWA to plan for the future of this site, in support of our local community.


    "I am confident the redevelopment of the former TAFE site will be an absolute asset to Beaconsfield and the surrounding area."


    Minister's office - 6552 5300