Planning Minister John Day said Armadale was undergoing a major transformation and was becoming a thriving urban area for West Australians to live, work and socialise.
“Work underway in the area will see the creation of 20,000 jobs and nearly 18,000 homes on the doorstep of quality schools, parks and commercial opportunities.”
Building on the unique character and history of Armadale, the MRA's redevelopment program is working to create an urban area with diverse housing options, lifestyle choices and employment opportunities.
A number of developers are currently active in the area, taking advantage of the proximity to the Perth CBD, Haynes and Armadale shopping centres and access to public transport, including the joint venture development between Stockland and the Department of Housing: Sienna Wood.
Housing Minister Colin Holt said new developments in Armadale were providing affordable housing options for Perth families, couples, singles and empty nesters.
“West Australians can buy a 3x2 home for around $300,000 in the new Sienna Wood housing development in the Armadale suburbs of Hilbert and Haynes."
Meeting with Minister Day and Minister Holt today onsite, new resident Temira Royale revealed that she has been able to buy her first home in Sienna Wood through the Department of Housing’s shared equity scheme, an option that until now was out of reach.
“A percentage of the house and land packages and another 10 per cent of single lots for sale within the estate will be delivered below the median price, with land currently valued between $132,750 and $245,000. The current median house price in Perth is $547,000 so options such as Sienna Wood make it significantly more achievable for people to own their own home.' Mr Holt said.
Sitting either side of the Tonkin Highway, Forrestdale Business Park is also attracting valuable economic growth and employment opportunities to the region.
“Forrestdale Business Park has already welcomed Bunnings and Masters, and plans are underway for a new $100million facility for Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia”.
“Once complete, the park will create jobs for 15,000 people. Armadale is a great example of how this Government is co-locating housing and employment to create a more compact and consolidated city, in line with State planning policies” said Minister Day.