Brownlie Towers no more as work begins on next step

The post-demolition site of Brownlie Towers. Photo: David Baylis.
The post-demolition site of Brownlie Towers. Photo: David Baylis.

BROWNLIE Towers has finally fallen and the first steps towards revitalising the notorious landmark have begun.

The apartment complex’s demolition has been completed, paving the way for the next stage of the Bentley 360 project.

While work has not yet started on the project, mooted as one of WA’s biggest ever infill developments, the Bentley Community Liaison Committee (BCLC) have held a community-wide vote to determine how to temporarily landscape the site.

The survey received 51 responses, 73 per cent of which favoured an ‘active’ landscaping scheme, expected to include a mountain bike course, BMX pump track, benches, a tree nursery and community orchard.

BCLC independent chairman Ian Carter said given the timeline for specific development was still not locked in, it was important to temporarily revitalise the area.

“The active landscaping scheme will be an exciting activation of the land while further planning and future development of the overall precinct progresses,” he said.

“These works will ensure all residents will be able to benefit from access and use of the site until redevelopment works commence.”

Landscaping to install these facilities is scheduled to start in early August and will open to the public in late 2019.

Prior to demolition, artwork and selected artifacts were removed from the towers for incorporation into the future development and parklands.

Up to 95 per cent of the rubble, which will be processed off site, shall be recycled.

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