Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day
Revitalisation And Regeneration Continues At The Heart Of Mirrabooka
Victor P Taffa
The State Government has agreed to transfer a large portion of Crown land to the City of Stirling to revitalise the Mirrabooka Regional Centre.
The transfer of 10,603 m2 of Crown land for the delivery of key infrastructure improvements reaffirms the ongoing commitment by the State to work with the City of Stirling to regenerate the area.
Planning Minister John Day said the State had agreed to transfer the portion of land for the building of a second main street to add to the jointly funded $4.5 Million Bus Station refurbishment; $4.2 Million Town Square; and initial main street works that were about to be completed.
“This second mixed use main street will provide a direct connection from Mirrabooka Avenue through to the new town square at the heart of the centre.” Mr. Day said.
“The State Government has been a key contributor in each of the improvements above, which are being delivered through the Mirrabooka Regional Centre Improvement Strategy.”
“The strategy is a multi-departmental approach involving State and Local Governments, to provide opportunities for current and future generations in areas of recognised social and economic disadvantage.” Mr. Day said.
The Minister said the area would become more user-friendly and encourage more people to live in the centre, increase the size of the local labour force and improve the level and variety of services provided in the area.
“The level of activity in the community generated by these works will give it a more community-orientated feel.” Mr. Day said.
“It is important for Mirrabooka to have the infrastructure it requires to function as a truly diverse regional facility.”
The improved road connections will also assist access to public transportation, reducing reliance on cars and lift the value of adjacent properties and Mr. Day said this would lead to better utilisation of this inner city area, attracting further redevelopment and investment from both the public and private sectors.
“The new main street works see the delivery of a further $6.1 Million of capital improvements within the centre.” the Minister said.
“Added to this is the start of a $16.8 Million project of 62 units, delivered by the private market using Commonwealth funding.” Mr. Day said.
The works in Mirrabooka reflect the objectives of the Activity Centre Framework outlined in Directions 2031 and Beyond, and are critical to achieving the growth management targets set out in the Draft Central Metropolitan Perth Sub-regional Strategy.