Changing face of Bassendean

Bassendean housing
Bassendean housing

The site, which has been vacant for several years and was previously developed for a service station, will be titled The Whitfield and will house 31 dwellings, an office, and a 48-seat cafe.

The Whitfield forms part of an ongoing revitalisation of Bassendean’s Old Perth Road Town Centre precinct and according to developer Tim Willing, of Willing Property, is inspired by the heritage of Bassendean.

It will feature 31 three, two and one bedroom apartments, and a penthouse on the fourth floor.

It will be the third Mixed Use development in the Town of Bassendean to take advantage of the development entitlements provided under Local Planning Scheme No. 10 and the Town Centre Area Strategy and Guidelines.

The proposal was assessed and found to be compliant with the Scheme, incorporating the Residential Design and Strategy.

Mr Willing said he was hoping to have the property on the market n weeks and wanted to start building in March 2014.

Bassendean Mayor John Gangell, who welcomed the development, said he was happy with what was presented at council and looked forward to seeing it start to take place.

‘The future has arrived for Bassendean with the changing face of our town centre into an exciting cosmopolitan city centre, with a great mix of residential and commercial generating activity and much needed nightlife in the town,’ Cr Gangell said.

‘The Whitfield has caused the largest amount of excitement amongst people in the town with the classy look of the design, which has its inspiration drawn from the Bassendean train station.

‘Bassendean is in hot demand, and developments such as this will only help drive that demand and property values up in the town.’

Approval for the project was given with 34 conditions including a detailed landscape plan and car parking spaces constructed, and that it be maintained to the Town’s satisfaction.