Town has big ambitions for Burswood

Portrait of bride and groom by church
Portrait of bride and groom by church

Victoria Park chief executive Arthur Kyron said the Town had engaged consultants to prepare a master plan for the area known as Burswood Station East, which will transform that section of the peninsula into a ‘thriving transit-orientated, residential and office hub surrounding an established town square’.

The plan is for a mixed-use development ranging from six to 25 storeys with about 3500 dwellings housing 6000 residents, 30,000-40,000sq m of commercial floor space and 6000-8000sq m of retail floor space around a town square.

Mr Kyron said the land was currently mostly light industrial and under-utilised.

‘Bounded by the railway, Graham Farmer Freeway and Great Eastern Highway, this cutting-edge project will bring a new kind of vibrancy to an area that is going ahead at a lightning pace,’ he said.

‘The development will tie in with the new Perth Stadium redevelopment of Belmont Park Racecourse and Burswood Station West developments to create an entirely new Burswood Peninsula with diverse and exciting lifestyle and commercial options.’

Other developments proposed for the peninsula and surrounding area include the redevelopment of the land around Belmont Park Racecourse by the Golden Group, the Perth Stadium and sporting precinct, Burswood Station West Master Plan area, the six-star hotel at Crown Perth, the possible relocation of Scitech and the Causeway Precinct along Burswood Road.

‘In time, the Town of Victoria Park will become a second city centre in Perth with thousands of residents moving in over the next 10 years as a result of the proposed developments,’ Mr Kyron said.