Former Joondalup Basketball Stadium site set to be transformed

Artist impressions of the proposed development.
Artist impressions of the proposed development.

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THE former Joondalup Basketball Stadium site is set to be transformed into homes and aged care, childcare, leisure and medical facilities.

Carmel Group and Aegis Aged Care Group will build the $100 million development on the 1.69ha site |at Lot 701, Collier Pass, 100m from Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City and the Joondalup train station and close to Joondalup Health Campus.

Formerly home to the Joondalup Wolves basketball team, which moved to the nearby HBF Arena, the site was offered to market through a process managed by LandCorp.

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The land will be subdivided into three lots to facilitate an integrated development linked by a shared public open space with tree-lined walkways, children’s play areas and a community garden.

The first lot will include a five-storey, 140-suite aged care centre to be owned and managed by Aegis Aged Care Group, with respite care facilities.

The second lot will cater for retirement living, with Carmel Group developing 74 independent living units over six storeys to be managed by a specialist provider.

Lot three, at 4600sq m and with frontage to Collier Pass, will feature a mixed-use eight-storey tower comprising 72 family apartments, 46 serviced apartments, medical centre, hospitality and retail outlets, childcare facilities and office space.

Lands Minister Rita Saffioti said the two proponents would transform the “ideally positioned site into an iconic entry statement to the Joondalup city centre”.

“We are facilitating innovative solutions to higher-density requirements and this development will ensure residents enjoy the benefits of a vibrant, connected community, with a range of amenities on their doorstep,” she said.

She said it would deliver a diverse range of aged care options to “allow people to remain connected to their communities and their established social and family networks.”

Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton said it was well placed, with residents having access to “great transport options, medical, education and recreational facilities and a shopping centre”.

“This project will also provide a boost to our local economy, deliver local jobs and foster multigenerational living – helping to build a stronger community,” she said.

It is anticipated the development will start in 2020 and be completed in 2024, creating 250 jobs during construction and 180 ongoing service jobs.