A PEDESTRIAN bridge is now set to form part of a proposed 43-storey development in Scarborough.
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority board will consider 3 Oceans’ proposal tomorrow for 43-storey and 30-storey towers on the former Contacio site, comprising a hotel and residential apartments.
Public consultation garnered support for safer access across West Coast Highway and 3 Oceans originally sought to create a pedestrian bridge from the Iconic Scarborough development.
Given “complexities” the developer omitted it from the application but worked concurrently to deliver the bridge.
Main Roads WA spokesman Dean Roberts confirmed it supported the bridge.
“Main Roads has provided in-principle support for the pedestrian bridge, subject to various conditions which will be worked through over the coming months, provided the 3 Oceans Development is approved by the MRA,” he said.
If approval is granted, 3 Oceans would lodge an application for the bridge as soon as possible.
“We are excited to reach this final stage of the lengthy approval process,” managing director Dyno Zhang said.
“The community have consistently asked for easier and safer access to the beach and we are pleased that we have been able to progress the pedestrian bridge proposal.”
Stirling mayor Mark Irwin told 6PR radio this morning he supported the proposal and was comfortable the developer would continue to proactively engage with the City about works.
“I’m pretty confident this would be a very exciting part of the development,” he said.