Dianella’s ‘media hill’ set for final Nine transmission


Channel 9 presenter Michael Thomson and managing director Ray Wardrop ahead of the station’s move. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d458817
Channel 9 presenter Michael Thomson and managing director Ray Wardrop ahead of the station’s move. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d458817

PERTH’S television news hub in Dianella will be no more come December.

After Channel 9’s move this month to new premises in the CBD, Network 10 will follow suit.

Channel 7 moved to Osborne Park last year to share premises with The West Australian newspaper.

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Ten, which will be the last network standing on ‘media hill’, announced it would relocate to Subiaco in May.

Concrete pads for housing are already down on the former Seven site, with plans to develop the Nine and Ten sites into residential housing.

City of Stirling planning director Ross Povey said the rezoning of the Channel Nine land was completed in 2014 from Special Use Zone – Media Establishment to Development Zone.

According to a structure plan drawn up for the site, there is the potential for various housing options on multiple zonings including 42 multiple dwellings at R50, four grouped dwellings at R30, 18 houses at R40, 19 houses at R30 and 26 houses at R20 on the 5ha of land.

Ten’s general manager Adelaide, Perth and operations Frank Filosi said the station would be part of the new property development Subi XO precinct at 502 Hay Street in Subiaco.

Lloyd Collins Property Consultants leasing director Paul Collins said Ten was the first to sign at the precinct.