CITY of Canning is on the cusp of finalising its Cannington City Centre rejuvenation, with the acquisition of land and plans for Cecil Avenue arising at tonight’s agenda briefing.
Councillors will be able to ask questions about the plans for Cecil Avenue before deciding at the next council meeting whether to authorise the draft concept plan and put it out for public comment.
The council may also request the draft plan and public feedback return to council with revised costings for a final sign off.
The Cecil Avenue upgrade is one of the early key stages and to achieve it, land must be bought from Scentre Group which requires the council to authorise chief executive Arthur Kyron to finalise the acquisition.
The City’s rejuvenation overall is expected to span a 20 to 30 year period, using public and private investment to create 10,000 homes for up to 25,000 residents resulting in $5 billion in output and 15,000 jobs.
The acquired land will be used to construct a fresh streetscape for Cecil Avenue to create a tree-lined “urban spine” for the new city centre.
The concept design moves bus stops to the midblock with pedestrian access, making it possible to continue street tree alignments on the footpaths.
By adding in paving, tarmac areas will be reduced and there is allowance for light rail provision should it occur in the future.
The rejuvenation will create a boulevard effect in Cannington, and integrate Carousel Shopping Centre’s frontage with an activated high street.