Rise of a new community

Luke Willcock (general manager, metropolitan, LandCorp), Tony Krsticevic (Carine MLA), David Boothman (City of Stirling Mayor), Stuart Duplock (State manager WA, Cedar Woods properties) and Michael Heath (CEO, St Ives) on the old Carine Tafe site.
Luke Willcock (general manager, metropolitan, LandCorp), Tony Krsticevic (Carine MLA), David Boothman (City of Stirling Mayor), Stuart Duplock (State manager WA, Cedar Woods properties) and Michael Heath (CEO, St Ives) on the old Carine Tafe site.

Cedar Woods, LandCorp and St Ives are working together on the 7.93-hectare infill project, which will ultimately deliver comfortable housing opportunities to cater for Perth’s rising population.

Rise will incorporate a residential community of approximately 110 residential townhouses and apartments, an aged-care facility catering for 120 people, a retirement village with 161 apartments and 3400 square metres dedicated to retail, offices and medical facilities.

Cedar Woods’ State manager Stuart Duplock said the recent appointment of DM Civil to undertake initial construction work was a milestone for the Carine Rise project.

‘With construction works now due to get under way next week, it signifies an exciting new phase in the evolution of Carine Rise,’ he said.

‘It is an important infill development for Western Australia and supports the State Government’s Directions 2031 and Beyond strategy aimed at addressing Perth’s growing population which is expected to reach 3.5 million by 2031.

‘Carine Rise will optimise the use of otherwise unoccupied land and deliver fresh housing and business opportunities to the area.

‘Its design as a safe, walkable community and seamless integration into the surrounding community will provide convenient access to existing public transport facilities and infrastructure to benefit residents and visitors of the neighbouring areas.’

The initial construction work for Carine Rise is expected to be complete by mid-2014.

City of Stirling Mayor David Boothman said it was good to finally see something happening at the old Carine Tafe site.

‘There has been significant community input and consultation to the end result and the local ward councillors were heavily involved representing community concerns which achieved some compromise from the original concept,’ he said.

‘They lobbied for intense development of the site and managing open space provisions on the site to retain a number of trees which would have been lost under the original proposal, which was a great result for the community.’

For more information on Carine Rise, visit carinerise. com.au or call the Carine Rise Community Infoline on 1300 635 233.