THE former Kinlock Primary School site in Ferndale has been earmarked for an affordable housing development.
The Department of Communities will now turn to the private sector to create about 100 homes targeting first home buyers, families and downsizers.
The site is 12km south-east of the CBD, close to transport and the Canning River, and was acquired by the former Housing Authority (now Department of Communities) in 2011.
The proposed development will include social housing, full-market and shared-equity sales.
Cannington MLA Bill Johnston welcomed Housing Minister Peter Tinley’s announcement in Ferndale this morning, saying it was a great opportunity for a reputable developer or consortium to work with the government and local community to deliver jobs.
“A key feature of the development will be the retention of significant trees to provide shade and amenity – a demonstration of our commitment to the environment and ensuring the community has a strong sense of shared place,” Mr Johnston said.
A request for Detailed Proposal process will begin soon.