THE ‘Beacy Bronx’ moniker given to the Davis Park area could soon be no more.
The City of Fremantle has sent a town planning scheme amendment to the WA Planning Commission which, if approved, will rezone the Davis Park area of Beaconsfield in a bid to rid the area of the anti-social behaviour that has earned it the unflattering nickname.
The redevelopment is expected to bring as many as 1000 high-quality dwellings to that corner of Beaconsfield.
Housing Minister Peter Tinley said he backed the urban renewal of Beaconsfield, which included a State Government redevelopment of the 10ha Davis Park site.
“The Heart of Beaconsfield initiative, which encompasses the Davis Park area, is fully supported by the Department of Communities. This is just one milestone in a long process before any construction begins,” he said.
“Community consultation will be a feature of the process and I encourage all interested parties to participate wherever possible.”
Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said it was an important first step in renewing the heart of Beaconsfield.
“We’re relying on local input to provide the best possible future for Beacy so would encourage people to get involved in the next phase of engagement,” he said.
“The best way to do this is registering for the upcoming community workshop at the Hilton Bowling Club on 24 October by visiting the City’s MySayFreo online portal.”