Western Australia Minister for Lands Brendon Grylls
Heads Up For Developers As State Prepares To Unlock Residential Land At Eglinton
Victor P Taffa
The State Government is giving developers advance notice it will be seeking partners later this year to develop 240 ha at Eglinton, in Perth’s Northern Suburbs.
Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the move to deliver another residential development land opportunity to market was hot on the heels of last month’s successful partnership announcement for 224 hectares of LandCorp land at Alkimos.
“There is already a buzz of development in the Alkimos-Eglinton area, which will ultimately provide land and homes for 50,000 people in the next 20-25 years.” Mr. Grylls said.
“The Government will be seeking a development partner to work with LandCorp to deliver a master-planned community that addresses our objective to provide more residential land and more affordable living options within the Metropolitan Area.”
The Site located 2 Km from the Coast and East of the Newly-Extended Marmion Avenue, has the potential for approximately 3,000 lots, housing up to 7,500 people in a master-planned community.
The Minister said the Eglinton development partnership was part of the State Government’s strategy to work with private developers to optimise housing availability, in light of Perth’s Predicted Population Growth to more than 3.8 Million by 2051.
“Expressions of interest (EOI) will be advertised towards the end of the year.” Mr. Grylls said.
“The Government’s intention for Eglinton is to give prospective respondents time to consider their business objectives and resourcing for the expression of interest process.”
“LandCorp will be engaging with the development industry to discuss this partnering opportunity prior to releasing the EOI.” Mr. Grylls said.