A $450 million Scarborough high-rise development is a step closer with the Chinese developer submitting a development application.
The 40-storey development by 3 Oceans Property at the old Contacio site will include a 166-room hotel, conference centre, 320 residential apartments and a retail complex.
3 Oceans managing director Dyno Zhang said the final proposal submitted to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) reflected feedback from residents and business operators, who were in support of the plan to revitalise the Scarborough waterfront.
“We have received tremendous support for this project from both the local residential and business community, as well as leading tourism and development experts and industry bodies,” he said.
Having owned and operated Surf Boardroom at the site for 30 years, Scarborough resident Wayne Bowen said the development would “make a statement” for Scarborough.
“It will also open up new employment opportunities for local residents and attract more local and international visitors, generating flow-on economic benefits for the whole area,” he said.
Tourism Council WA chief executive Evan Hall said he supported the proposal.
“The foreshore redevelopment being undertaken by the MRA will go some way to reigniting the beachfront as a tourism hotpot, however Scarborough needs to expand into an all-seasons destination if it is to remain sustainable for years to come,” he said.
Subject to an approval from the MRA, Mr Zhang he hoped construction could commence as early as September .