Treeby and Forrestdale picked for $350m development package

An artist's impression of a previous housing development in Treeby.
An artist's impression of a previous housing development in Treeby.

TREEBY and Forrestdale are set to share in $350 million to transform the developing communities into thriving housing estates.

The two suburbs, along with Casuarina, are at the heart of a State Government infill plan to develop more than 15,000 lots for housing in the southeastern corridor.

Department of Communities general commercial operations assistant director Greg Cash said the project would modernise the suburbs and turn them into bustling hubs.

“The creation of new communities in Forrestdale and Treeby will incorporate innovative urban design, best practice water and environmental sustainability principles, and help ensure the continuity of affordable and social housing supply in Perth,” he said.

Mr Cash said Treeby’s location was a factor in its choice, with its proximity to Cockburn Central train station, Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway.

“Treeby will be supported by established amenities including Cockburn Central Secondary Activity Centre, local primary and secondary schools, recreation spaces, Fiona Stanley Hospital and Murdoch University,” he said.

“It will offer a diverse range of housing choices and a range of price points consisting of approximately 314 lots just 26km south of the CBD.”

The Forrestdale development will have about 553 lots and Mr Cash said it was chosen for its closeness to schools, public transport, shopping and the Forrestdale Business Park.

“This new residential community will be situated approximately 6km west of the Armadale rail and bus interchange and 8km east of Cockburn Central bus and rail interchange,” Mr Cash said.

“It will be serviced by a bus route along Armadale Road that runs between the Armadale city centre and the Murdoch health and knowledge precinct.

“The project adjoins the Forrestdale Business Park, a 367ha commercial and industrial estate which will become a major employment zone for the southeast corridor.”

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