Plans to revive the heart of Cannington

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey development to be built in Cannington.
An artist’s impression of the eight-storey development to be built in Cannington.

City of Canning Commissioner Linton Reynolds said the new building would house 108 apartments, and eight commercial and retail properties, just 200m from Westfield Carousel and 250m from the Cannington train station.

‘This is a really exciting development for the City of Canning and is likely to be the first project to go ahead under the new City Centre Structure Plan,’ he said.

‘Our vision for the Canning City Centre is to become a vibrant new retail strip with alfresco dining, generous shaded footpaths, bicycle lanes, public open space with performance areas and public art. It will be a safe and enjoyable place, day and night.’

Mr Reynolds said the Canning City Centre would be a vital hub for residential, retail and commercial activity over the next two decades.

‘Increased residential development will bring the area alive with people, which in turn will increase the viability of further retail and commercial developments,’ he said. ‘We believe the centre will attract people from all over the metropolitan area.’

Approval for a similar development has been granted for an adjacent property and a four-storey unit development has been approved on Carden Drive, with 25 residential units over three levels and a shop and office on the ground floor.

The structure plan identified a possible addition of 10,000 dwellings in and around the Canning City Centre by 2031.