City tries again on CBD mixed-use development

The proposed development will include a minimum of 12,000sq m of office space, hotel, short stay and residential accommodation, commercial and retail space.

It will also feature a multi-storey carpark.

The City terminated its previous EOI process after negotiations with a respondent were unsuccessful.

Mayor Troy Pickard said the development would increase visitors to Joondalup for work, retail and commercial purposes and the City would continue to lobby the State Government to secure a department or agency for the office space.

‘The majority of people living in the northern suburbs travel outside of the City of Joondalup to work and attracting government sector agencies and new businesses to the region will help address this issue,’ he said.

It is proposed the City will enter negotiations through a memorandum of understanding with the successful EOI respondent to determine commercial terms of development. On May 31, the City had already spent $224,000 on the project, including employee costs, identification of preferred respondent, MOU negotiations, due diligence investigations and State Government EOI. An electronic copy of the tender information document is at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au. Submissions close October 13.