Plan to transform Brabham

Part of the plan takes in the old airstrip site, as well as one lot between Woolcott Avenue and Youle-Dean Road, as well as four lots to the north of Woolcott Avenue, stopping short of Park Street.

Housing Minister Colin Holt said the site would become a contemporary community that is in harmony with the natural environment.

“The vision is to create a master-planned community where you have everything you need on your doorstep,” Mr Holt said.

“It will also boost the state’s supply of affordable land and housing for a broad range of people.

“Partnering with the Housing Authority on this project affords developers a rare opportunity to access state-owned land to create a new, high-quality community with affordable and diverse housing.”

The State Government’s approach of collaborating with the private sector to create communities was last year validated when Ellenbrook was recognised with the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Award 2015, as best master-planned community in the world, by the International Real Estate Federation.

“Being located in a key growth corridor, affordable housing opportunities such as Brabham will be increasingly important,” Mr Holt said.

“The developer will co-ordinate planning, design and development for Brabham including residential, retail and commercial spaces.”

Mr Holt said Brabham would seek to achieve a mix of purchase and rental opportunities that reflected the different needs of individuals and families.

“Brabham will have a strong community spirit that offers a village lifestyle with access to jobs, services and learning, as well as open spaces for families to enjoy,” he said.

“We will be looking at new ways to meet this increased demand and there will be an expectation that the developer explores and trials innovative land and housing types, and construction methods.”

There will be a two-stage procurement process, with expressions of interest closing March 30 and naming of a preferred proponent expected later this year.