JOONDALUP MLA Jan Norberger says an imminent commercial development to house a State Government department in Joondalup could be eight to 10 storeys high, adding to the city centre’s high rise developments.
He said an announcement about where in Joondalup the building would be developed would be made later in the year.
The company making the preferred tender was notified before Christmas and negotiations are underway.
The Times understands the preferred tender did not come from the City of Joondalup.
Joondalup councillors received a confidential report last month and unanimously voted to review the concept plan for the City’s office development proposal on Boas Avenue “in light of the advice received from the State Government” and develop “a renewed strategy”.
They also voted to request the Devwest Group to submit a revised concept plan to identify proposals for development of the site, which is across 90 Boas Avenue and 70 Davidson Terrace.
The original plan had proposed a commercial, residential and retail development including a six to eight-storey office building to accommodate State Government officers.