Agreement on Bassendean vision

Swan Districts Football Club chief executive Tom Bottrell with Bassendean Mayor John Gangell outside Bassendean Oval. d399144
Swan Districts Football Club chief executive Tom Bottrell with Bassendean Mayor John Gangell outside Bassendean Oval. d399144

The agreement between LandCorp, the Swan Districts Football Club and the Western Australian Football Commission opens the door to revitalising the town centre by delivering residential, commercial and employment developments close to existing infra- structure and public transport.

Town of Bassendean Mayor John Gangell said the work was an extension of past investigations into delivering the vision and objectives of the Bassendean Town Centre Strategy Plan.

‘Community consultation helped to inform the vision for the town centre, which included activating the eastern end of Old Perth Road and improving links to the train station,’ he said.

‘This project will establish the Bassendean Town Centre as an iconic address and create a place where people will want to visit, live and enjoy a lifestyle that will be facilitated by a lively commercial district with restaurants and cafes all within walking distance of the train station.’

Swan Districts Football Club chief executive Tom Bottrell highlighted the importance of the project from a community and financial perspective.

‘The redevelopment will assist in ensuring the ongoing financial sustainability of the Swan Districts Football Club as an integral community sporting organisation in Bassendean,’ he said.

The signing comes after more than a year of planning by a stakeholder reference group comprising LandCorp, the Town of Bassendean, Department of Planning, Swan Districts Football Club, WA Football Commission, Department of Sport and Recreation and Department of Lands.

It is also in line with the Government’s Directions 2031 and Beyond strategy to cater for population growth and reduce urban sprawl.

Other imminent changes to the Town include the revitalisation of the shopping centre, relocation of the war memorial and new civic gardens.