DA6 is located west of the Tonkin and Great Eastern Highway intersection and extends to the existing Domestic Terminal, which will be relocated into a consolidated airport precinct off Horrie Miller Drive as part of the Airport’s long-term vision.
In the vision plan, Redcliffe would become a cosmopolitan neighbourhood of two to four-storey homes and apartments in close proximity to a pedestrian plaza and train station.
The plan estimates the maximum residential dwellings the DA6 area could house would be 2000 to 3600, which could accommodate 4000 to 6400 new residents.
Major roadworks would be required to implement the plan, including the permanent closure of Brearley Avenue, opening the residential street Coolgardie Avenue as the main entry point into the neighbourhood and transforming Dunreath Drive into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard.
Perth Airport chief executive Brad Geatches said the future of Brearley Avenue was a matter for the State Government and the road was necessary for suitable access to the currently operating T3/T4 (Domestic Terminal).
City of Belmont chief executive Stuart Cole said the vision plan did not intend for Coolgardie Avenue to be a replacement for Brearley Avenue but as a residential-nature ‘neighbourhood connector’ or ‘local distributor’ road.
‘The City agrees that it would not be appropriate for Coolgardie Avenue to function as an Airport access road and for this reason it would not be expected that it would be opened as a through road until the Perth Airport Terminal Consolidation has been completed,’ Mr Cole said.
Mr Cole said the DA6 Vision Plan intended to set the scene for future development of the area and was not a rigid plan nor did it imply that it would be implemented within an immediate timeframe.
‘There will be additional opportunities as part of that process for the local community to have their say on the future development of the area,’ he said.