Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day
State Government Backs Kwinana Town Centre Revitalisation
Victor P Taffa
State Government funding of up to $6 Million for the revitalisation of the Kwinana Town Centre was announced today.
Planning Minister John Day said the Government was committed to delivering the policy objectives of Directions 2031 in the Rockingham-Kwinana region.
“The revitalisation of the town centre is critical to meet the needs of the growing population, with 60,000 people expected to live in the area by 2020.” Mr. Day said.
“This project will add a significant amount of new housing in close proximity to employment recreation and transport facilities and will establish Kwinana as a modern, liveable city.”
“The Government’s contribution to public and community infrastructure in Kwinana is an essential catalyst for further investment in the area.” Mr. Day said.
The State Government funding of up to $6 Million will be sourced from the sale of underutilised and surplus State land assets.
Chairman of Rockingham Kwinana Development Office (RKDO), South Metropolitan Region MLC Phil Edman said he was delighted with the funding announcement, following the RKDO’s facilitation of the project.
“The RKDO has worked closely with the local council to move this challenging project forward.” Mr. Edman said.
“We are proud to be involved in this important and exciting development, which will undoubtedly change the face of Kwinana.”
Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the council applauded the Government’s contribution to the revitalisation of the town centre.
“We are embarking on an exciting period of growth and redevelopment in Kwinana and at the core of that is the redevelopment and expansion of the 92-hectare town centre.” Cr. Adams said.
“Building on the existing strengths of the area, revitalisation and expansion of the town centre has the potential to change Kwinana’s image and provide its residents with the levels of choice and convenience expected of Perth’s finest suburbs.”
The area will contain first-class civic and educational facilities, as well as a rich mix of commercial, cultural and entertainment functions, and a range of housing options, with convenient access to services and recreation activities.