An artists impression of the proposed two-tower development Perth Hub, adjacent to Perth Arena within the Perth City Link project area.
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News
Date
9 August 2018

Development worth $158 million approved for Perth City Link

Development approval has been granted for Far East Consortium’s $158million Perth Hub twin tower development at Lots 2 and 3A adjacent to Perth Arena.

The first building is a 32-storey mixed-use tower with 314 apartments supported by retail tenancies and a tavern.

The second building will accommodate the four-star Dorsett Hotel – a 23-storey tower with 263 hotel rooms and a range of dining options and amenities.

In recommending the proposal for approval, Planning Minister Rita Saffioti noted the unique and high-quality contemporary design and the contribution the development would make to the new urban character of the reconnection of the central business district with Northbridge.

“Local, interstate and international visitors have Perth Arena and Yagan Square at their feet with the added bonus of direct train services to key destinations,” she said.

“With new hotel options, this will now be the ultimate destination for commuters and a popular weekend escape.”

Minister Saffioti also highlighted jobs created by the Perth City Link project.

“As construction and development progress over coming years, we will see retail, hospitality and hotel operations continue to boost the State’s economy,” she said.

“The Perth City Link project is underpinned by bus and rail connections, and is an example of what METRONET will strive to achieve by reconnecting our city, attracting private investment and driving new business opportunities.”

Perth MLA John Carey said the project would help to foster an environment of fun and vibrancy in the Perth CBD.

“In the past year we have seen the opening of Yagan Square, Manatj Park and the connection of King and Lake streets open up the Perth City Link area,” he said.

“More investment in hotels, retail and hospitality venues is a great sign that we are on the right track. This development also means we will have more people living in the city centre, relying on public transport and using the  great businesses we have locally.”

Perth Hub will include a range of housing sizes, and forms the first residential component of the Perth City Link area which will house about 3,000 people once fully developed.