THE first sod turns for Blackburne’s $30 million Azure Rockingham development project marks the final stage of LandCorp’s urban regeneration plan for Rockingham.
Housing Minister Peter Tinley officially launched the mixed use development in the heart of LandCorp’s Rockingham Waterfront Village urban regeneration project on Monday.
Blackburne’s Azure Rockingham development represents the last stage of a 17-year transformation of 16.8ha of underutilised Crown land between Wanliss Street, Rockingham Beach Road and Railway Terrace.
Rockingham Waterfront Village, a partnership between LandCorp and the City of Rockingham, is an urban renewal project that has created a high-class tourist, cultural and commercial precinct that includes high rise apartments and an attractive cafe strip.
The development will enhance the overall development of the Waterfront Village with an eight-storey complex comprised of two ground floor commercial tenancies, 51 apartments, a swimming pool, lounge and barbecue area.
Mr Tinley said Azure Rockingham was set to be a jewel in one of WA’s most successful urban redevelopment crowns.
“The project highlights the McGowan Government’s direct response to meeting the challenge of population growth by increasing urban infill rates and balancing the supply of housing and other amenities between the metropolitan area and our outer suburbs,” he said.
“It’s fantastic to see this final piece of the jigsaw fall into place. Realisation of Blackburne’s Azure Rockingham vision will definitely boost the long-term partnership between LandCorp and the City of Rockingham.”