REDEVELOPMENT of the former East Greenwood Primary School site is under way, with a ceremonial sod-turning last month.
As part of the State Government’s plan to roll out affordable housing options across the metropolitan area, Frasers Property Australia (formerly known as Australand) will develop the infill project, named East Green, in partnership with the Housing Authority.
The $42 million development will provide about 140 single, grouped and multiple dwellings and have 25 per cent (1.012ha) public open space.
In 2007, the Department of Education and Training identified the site at 63 Mulligan Drive as surplus to its needs.
In 2010, it was zoned urban development, and the school buildings were demolished and removed in 2011.
Last year, the Joondalup council agreed to advertise the draft Greenwood Local Structure and Local Development plans for public comment.
Mayor Troy Pickard said the need for quality and affordable housing in the northern suburbs was greater than ever as the population in the region continued to grow at a fast pace.
“The demand for low to medium-density housing stock in our City will only continue to rise in the years to come,” he said.
“More diverse housing stock is essential in established suburbs like Greenwood, a suburb within 18km of Perth’s CBD and 13km from the Joondalup city centre.”
Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2020.