THE City of Canning will spend $69 million over the next 10 years to create a new Canning city centre.
Plans for the centre launched last week show renewed streetscapes and new apartments and retail near the Cannington train station.
Mayor Paul Ng said work on the city centre development expected to deliver 10,000 new homes for 25,000 new residents, resulting in economic benefits of up to $1.7 billion in gross value.
City chief executive Arthur Kryon said the city centre was going to be the place to invest, live, work and play.
“This is now a half-a-billion dollar development, with council’s investment, the major upgrade of Carousel and $100 million in developments already happening or complete,” he said.
“We envisage a future where development is built over and around the Cannington rail station, creating a true transit-oriented development. This is an untapped resource, one the few places in Australia this close to a CBD with the potential for this quantum of development.”
The City’s regeneration program includes renewed streetscapes, a new Main Street along Cecil Avenue, the creation of urban streams from drains and basins and installing powerlines underground.