THE State Government has received planning approval to deliver 79 apartments in the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority’s (MRA) Midland Workshops precinct.
Housing Minister Brendon Grylls said the five-storey development, to be built on Housing Authority land by Psaros, was exciting news for people looking to buy a home on the doorstep of the Midland town centre.
“This infill development is close to a range of new amenities, employment opportunities and transport links, and is a short walk from the new Midland hospital and the proposed Curtin Medical School,” he said.
The Woodbridge development in Yelverton Drive will offer one, two and three-bedroom apartments and is expected to take 18 months to complete, with earthworks expected to start next year.
The apartments are part of the Government’s affordable housing and infill housing strategies.
The Housing Authority acquired the land from the MRA for $1.36 million.
Planning Minister Donna Faragher said facilitating the delivery of affordable housing was vital in planning for the growth of Midland.
“It is essential the range of affordable accommodation options made available to the community grow alongside the new amenities and services being provided in Midland,” she said.
“This development will complement the range of projects underway.”
It is expected to attract 80 jobs during construction and pre-sales are due to start early next year.
Cost: $25 million
Where: 15 (lot 602) Yelverton Drive, Woodbridge on Housing Authority land