New twin-tower skyscraper development proposed for Perth’s CBD

New twin-tower skyscraper development proposed for Perth’s CBD
New twin-tower skyscraper development proposed for Perth’s CBD

PERTH’s skyline could be set for its grandest addition in years, with the potential development of a $1.85 billion ‘twin-tower’ style skyscraper.

The project, proposed by Middle Eastern-based company World Trade Centre Holdings as part of the Government’s ‘unsolicited bid’ policy, passed a preliminary assessment and will now undergo a detailed review.

An unsolicited bid is a proposal put to Government by the private sector which has not been formally requested by the Government

The development involves creating a unique commercial, residential and entertainment precinct on 1.9 hectares of land between the Perth and McIver train stations.

“World Trade Centre Perth is proposing a development that will involve an iconic architectural design to showcase Western Australian capabilities and commercial opportunities, connecting Perth to 327 World Trade Centre locations around the globe,” Premier Colin Barnett said.

“That a developer is willing to make this investment demonstrates strong confidence in the future of Perth and has the ability to stimulate diverse trade and investment opportunities for the State.”

World Trade Centre Perth would involve the construction of two skyscrapers, of 36 and 75 levels respectively.

“This is exactly the kind of unique project, with commercial and community benefits, that the Unsolicited Bids Guideline was designed to facilitate assessment of,” Lands Minister Terry Redman said.