Bounded by Mends Street and Labouchere and Mill Point roads, the development has been a long-term plan and is expected to generate millions of dollars for the City.
Behind closed doors last Monday, councillors endorsed inviting four firms to participate through to stage two, which involves the consideration of the proposals shortlisted in more detail and the selection of the preferred submission.
The City of South Perth has been progressively acquiring the triangle site, which is made up of nine separate lots, since 1986, with the vision of consolidating the lots to facilitate a vibrant mixed-use development.
South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the triangle was one of the most significant development sites to be offered in years.
‘The City envisages a vibrant, connected and dynamic public space incorporated into the design that will be a central attraction for the South Perth community,’ she said.
‘The City’s vision is to build on the vibrant Mends Street Precinct, so this area south of the river is as attractive and comparable to other inner-city areas such as Subiaco, East Perth and Mount Lawley, with a special feel that is integral to South Perth.’
Bounded by Mends Street, Labouchere Road and Mill Point Road, the site is home to the post office and old police station, which are both heritage listed.
‘In regards to development on and adjacent to the heritage site, Amendment 25 has been specifically drafted to ensure that places of heritage value in the precinct are retained and respected,’ Mrs Doherty said.
At a special meeting last week, the council endorsed the invitation to four firms to participate through to stage two, when the preferred submission will be decided.
‘The City anticipates a high-class development to be built on the site,’ Mrs Doherty said.