Works tenders call for Riverside development
20 September 2011
Planning Minister John Day said tenders have been called for significant road and infrastructure works adjacent to the four-hectare Waterbank site, part of EPRA's Riverside project in East Perth.
“The Riverside project will transform the eastern gateway to Perth and create a cosmopolitan waterfront community,” Mr Day said.
“EPRA is in the final stages of evaluating two submissions from Lend Lease and Brookfield Multiplex Constructions with Frasers Property Australia, to develop Waterbank and deliver a new precinct for local residents and visitors to the city.
“The State Government is about building things and is now looking to award a contract to prepare the waterfront site for future development.
“The first stage of the works package includes the relocation of existing power, communication and irrigation services; soil and groundwater remediation works; and site stabilisation.
“The second stage will realign the existing slip lane from Hay Street onto the Causeway, build a new two-way road between Trinity College and the WACA, and re-open Hale Street to private vehicles and two-way traffic.
“On completion, the Riverside project will provide 3,400 new dwellings and more than 80,000sqm of retail and commercial space to the area and is one of several major State Government urban regeneration projects currently underway across the city.”
Riverside will complement the Perth City Link, Perth Cultural Centre and Perth Waterfront to increase inner city activity and accommodate WA’s growing population.
Full Ministerial Media Statement