Work begins on Amble Estate in Girrawheen

Work begins on Amble Estate in Girrawheen

SITE works have started at a former school site in Girrawheen that will yield about 130 homes for more than 200 people.

The Amble Estate is a 4.2ha urban infill project on Harford Way’s former Hainsworth Primary School site, which closed in 2010.

Project partners include the Department of Communities, Yolk Property Group and Ventura Home Group, and representatives recently visited the site for a sod turning ceremony.

“The Department of Communities is committed to creating thriving, liveable and sustainable communities for Western Australians, and to addressing the challenge of affordable housing,” acting commercial operations general manager Nigel Hindmarsh said.

Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk said it was “refreshing to be able to start from square one”.

“In Girrawheen we’ve been casualties of poor planning and development decisions in the 1970s,” she said.

“Now we have a chance to get it right. I look forward to thoughtful development designed with a variety of needs in mind; for first home buyers, seniors and others wanting to downsize.”

The estate will have at least 129 dwellings for more than 200 residents, including about 24 one and two-bedroom apartments, 15 townhouses and a minimum 90 single detached houses.

Developers expect to release the first stage of lots to the market in February and have titles available in mid-2018.

Yolk Property Group director Tao Bourton said they expected a mix of first home buyers, young families and empty-nesters to buy into the estate.

Redevelopment is also planned for Roydon Park, which borders the project site.