Mixed use development proposed for old Eden Hill shopping centre

Morley Drive perspective. Credit: Taylor Robinson Chaney and Broderick/Town of Bassendean council agenda.
Morley Drive perspective. Credit: Taylor Robinson Chaney and Broderick/Town of Bassendean council agenda.

THE old Eden Hill shopping centre is set to be reborn into a mixed use development with a supermarket, retail, food and residential.

The vacant site is located on Morley Drive East.

Bassendean Council adopted the Eden Hill Master Planning Concept Plan prepared by architects Taylor Robinson Chaney and Broderick at the April 23 council meeting.

The concept plan includes a supermarket being the anchor tenant, a public plaza, retail, food and beverage outlets, single or two storey houses and apartments.

The property owners have proposed to purchase a small lot on the corner of Ivanhoe Street and Morley Drive East, which is owned by the Town.

A report will be brought back to the council before any decision on the proposed development is made.

The report will address the purchase price of the land, preservation of significant trees, assurance for the community regarding good quality design and development, time-frames and information required to allow a proposal for the land to be sold by a private treaty.

Ivanhoe Drive perspective. Credit: Taylor Robinson Chaney and Broderick

Mayor Renee McLennan said the Town would consult the community before a decision was made.

“This property has been in a state of decline for more than 20 years and council has been encouraging its development to improve the amenity of the area for the Eden Hill community,” she said.

“We recognise the need to ensure that a good outcome is achieved for any development in this location and would therefore introduce design guidelines and conditions for approval in order to facilitate this.

“There is also an intention to impose a time-frame for development in an effort to prevent the site from remaining in its current vacant and derelict state.

“We will therefore be seeking to determine the level of community support for the disposal of the Town’s land in order to deliver the form of development illustrated by the concept plan in advance of a decision being made on the sale of the Town owned lot.”

Site plan. Credit: Taylor Robinson Chaney and Broderick

Councillor Kathryn Hamilton said she was curious about the community’s views.

Development services manager Brian Reed said there would be a four to six week community engagement process.

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