THE Bentley 360 project, combined with developments in Cannington, Joondalup and Beaconsfield, now boasts the collective title of ‘The Precincts’.
A call for expressions of interest from private developers was released today for the Bentley 360 and Connect Joondalup projects.
The collective urban infill project will build 5000 homes across four sites over the next 15 years.
Premier Mark McGowan, Housing Minister Peter Tinley and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti made the joint announcement, outlining The Precincts’ vision of creating ‘neighbourhoods with heart and soul’.
The Department of Communities is undertaking a three-stage procurement process to identify a suitable developer or consortium and expressions of interest close 2.30pm on July 25.
The Precincts project follows a housing package for Metronet sites announced in the State Budget.
Mr Tinley said The Precincts will launch a new approach to the way the Department of Communities releases significant land parcels in highly sought-after locations.
“These projects represent WA’s biggest ever collection of infill opportunities and they will offer developers the chance to access prime State-owned land that supports medium-to-high density development,” Mr Tinley said.
Connect Joondalup will create about 1600 new homes on a 10.1ha site, creating and supporting almost 2470 jobs.
The Bentley 360 project will site at least 1500 dwellings on 21.1ha to rejuvenate the area, creating more than 2200 jobs.
Meanwhile, the City of Canning announced on May 10 its contract with Sunshine Developments to develop the old aquatic centre site on Queens Street – near the Bentley 360 site – would not go head.
At the time, Mayor Paul Ng said market conditions had changed since the contract was signed in 2015, but the developer and City maintained a positive working relationship.
Tonight’s council meeting agenda, recommends chief executive Arthur Kyron look at options for the disposal of this land that will align with the Bentley 360 Project and the interests of the community by June 30.
There is significant interest from the Department of Communities in this land, according to the agenda notes, and if acquired by the Department, this land would likely become the initial landholding to be developed.