Designs on rail expectation

Cnr of Lyall and Labouchere Rd, South Perth.
Cnr of Lyall and Labouchere Rd, South Perth.

The City is revitalising the area in the hope the Government will build a train station in the area.

‘Increased mixed-use development, with residential and commercial opportunities will provide employment close to major public transport routes,’ City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said.

‘The area will undergo a significant growth in the coming years, and with increased density and population growth the need for a South Perth train station is evident.’

The South Perth Station Precinct includes all land between Richardson and Darley streets and between Scott Street and Frasers Lane.

The amendment allows for mixed dwelling sizes, providing buyers a variety of options. Views of the river can be maximised along sections of Mill Point Road, Melville Parade and Judd Street where 12 and 13 storey developments are permitted. Mrs Doherty said the design was based on the expectation of a station.

‘Providing a rail travel option would encourage use of public transport, resulting in reduced traffic congestion and environmental impacts, and providing better health and wellbeing to all who live and work in the City,’ she said.