Hotel developers sought for Elizabeth Quay
6 September 2012
The State Government today called for expressions of interest for the first land release at Elizabeth Quay.
Planning Minister John Day said two sites adjacent to Barrack Square would be the first to go to market and would meet the State Government’s key objective of delivering a new premium hotel in the project area.
“Elizabeth Quay is a premier waterfront development that is set to make a major contribution to the future expansion and diversity of Perth’s city centre,” Mr Day said.
“These two sites will establish the eastern peninsula of the quay and offer a land area of more than 6,800sqm for a mix of retail, residential and short stay accommodation.”
With frontages to Barrack Street and a number of internal roads and laneways, the sites offer views across the inlet and will be subject to high volumes of foot traffic from the neighbouring precincts of Supreme Court Gardens and Barrack Square.
The Minister said strong public transport links at Elizabeth Quay and its close proximity to the city’s main retail, commercial and tourism precincts underpinned the value for investors, occupants, visitors and the community.
“Elizabeth Quay is the centrepiece of a plan to renew Perth and presents a rare opportunity for an innovative developer to capitalise on Western Australia’s strong growth,” he said.
“Located in the city with the highest occupancy rates for hotel rooms in the nation, these two sites have the potential to deliver a world-class hotel for Perth and 400 new hotel rooms in the heart of the CBD.
“This first sales release comes as final design guidelines for the project are unveiled. When complete, Elizabeth Quay will deliver 800 residential dwellings, 200,000sqm of commercial space and 25,000sqm of retail space enclosing a stunning 2.7ha inlet.”
- Expressions of interest close on Thursday October 25, 2012.
- A copy of the final design guidelines for Elizabeth Quay are available online or by calling 1800 639 726.