New development will be Central to Alkimos city plans


LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra, Lendlease WA communities general manager Anthony Rowbottam, Lendlease communities managing director Matt Wallace and LandCorp chief operating officer Dean Mudford.
LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra, Lendlease WA communities general manager Anthony Rowbottam, Lendlease communities managing director Matt Wallace and LandCorp chief operating officer Dean Mudford.

ALKIMOS Beach development partners Lendlease and LandCorp have signed a development agreement that will see them work together on Alkimos Central as well.

The 145ha site northeast of the existing estate will become home to about 4650 people and is being developed to help provide a major community to support the future Alkimos city centre.

Proposed amenities include a public high school, a primary school and public open space.

There will also be provision for about 1500sq m of commercial space along the proposed Alkimos Avenue.

As well as the developable 145ha area, 100ha will be retained as regional open space that could include regional playing fields.

Lendlease communities business in WA general manager Anthony Rowbottam said the new project underpinned the company’s commitment to the WA market.

“We look forward to continuing to deliver innovative and sustainable initiatives at Alkimos Central,” he said.

LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra said that the original Alkimos Beach tender selection process included a provision to expand the development area with Lendlease to incorporate Alkimos Central through the existing arrangements, subject to performance.

This agreement also meant Lendlease had prepared the Alkimos Central local structure plan on behalf of LandCorp.

As part of this structure planning process, LandCorp has allocated the 100ha to create a regional open space network and almost 11ha for district recreation sporting facilities.

“Future residents will also benefit by the close proximity of this area to retail, community, business services and railway station in the proposed Alkimos city centre,” Mr Marra said.

“With a number of Australian first community and sustainability initiatives at Alkimos Beach, Lendlease have exceeded beyond all expectations.

“Based on these successes, this has allowed us to move to the next stage, and we are very happy to once again partner with Lendlease on Alkimos Central.”

The developers expect the WA Planning Commission to endorse the local structure plan by late September, and to start works on the first 63ha precinct in 2017.