Medium density development mooted near Queens Park Train Station

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THE City of Canning has acquired another block on Mallard Way, paving the way for a higher density to take shape close to Queens Park Train Station.

Council has signed off on a deal to add 124 Mallard Way to a strip of properties it already owns on the street and is negotiating to pick up the site at the road’s junction with Sevenoaks Street.

If successful, they would own the entire block between Derisleigh and Sevenoaks Streets that could packaged up as a 4700sqm space for a higher density, potentially multi-storey development.

The City has already purchased land between 126 – 130 Mallard Way.

The Queens Park Local Structure Plan allows for future developments with 3000sqm to accommodate mixed-use development, up to five storeys and roughly 30-40 units.

Councillor Lindsay Holland said the $480,000 acquisition was a step in the right direction towards reinvigorating the area, while councillor Jesse Jacobs praised the City for taking the opportunity.

It comes soon after the Department of Communities unveiled nearby 110A Hamilton Street as the first of their planned Metronet housing hubs, designed to increase residential options near train stations.

The 7000sqm Hamilton Street lot, less than 1km away from Mallard Way, is expected to contain between 15 and 40 residences.

The Hamilton Street lot. Photo: Department of Communities.

Cannington MLA Bill Johnston said he was happy to see the vacant Hamilton Street site flagged for development.

“It will eventually connect residents, through good quality, reliable public transport networks, to employment, education and leisure opportunities,” he said.