Mirrabooka at forefront of development

City of Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano in the Mirrabooka Library’s new forecourt community meeting place. Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au   d447951
City of Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano in the Mirrabooka Library’s new forecourt community meeting place. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d447951

THE third stage of the Mirrabooka Town Centre redevelopment was completed last week.

Over the past year, the City of Stirling and contractor Ertech Pty Ltd have developed the Mirrabooka Town Centre with the Milldale Way extension works.

With an investment of $5 million and contributions from the Department of Lands and Planning and the Public Transport Authority, the City opened the Mirrabooka Town Centre to allow for private investment.

The new main street connects Chesterfield Road with Sudbury Road and allows for a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly streetscape with two new development lots.

The project also included the creation of a community meeting place in the forecourt at Mirrabooka Library including public art and an area that could be used by food trucks.

The City intends to sell the mixed-use development next year.

Over the past seven years, the City has invested $26 million into the revitalisation of Mirrabooka Town Centre.

Mayor Giovanni Italiano said Mirrabooka was a “sleeping giant”. “With the Government investment in revitalising the area, private investment is also following, so too residential development,” he said.

“It is true what they say in terms of if you build it they will come, as we’ve seen exactly that occur in Mirrabooka.

“With its close proximity to the City and excellent amenities, investor confidence in Mirrabooka is at an all-time high.

“I urge residents to come and take a look at the new main street and Mirrabooka Library forecourt.”