THE Town of Mosman Park mayor is confident the current council will implement plans for a train line-linked town centre of apartments, shops and cafes around Glyde Street.
Plans are outlined in the Town’s Let’s Revitalise vision plan adopted last month.
“The current council wants it happen, and will see it happen, so it won’t just be put on shelf,” Mayor Brett Pollock said, despite other councils’ plans having failed in the past.
The vision operates as guidelines to the council, community and developers as what it wanted in the precinct bordered by Monument Street, Laing Lane, Stirling Highway and the Peppermint Grove border.
It emerged as a result of increased density and multiple uses allowed in the precinct after the town’s local planning scheme No.3 was ratified last year.
Mr Pollock said many of the vision’s components were identified during public consultation in November 2017 and September last year.
“We’ve already got the redevelopment of five-storey 38 Glyde Street for apartments with restaurants , cafes and shops underneath,” he said.
In the short term, the council’s improvements will include creating places, such as parklets, where people can socialise, new lighting, seats and bike racks.
It will also investigating if lanes can be used for events and festivals.
Mr Pollock said the precinct could linked by and overpass to the train lines, better bike paths in 18 months.
There would be more trees and a greater vibrancy caused by people living in nearby apartments.
“It will still service our local community,” he said, answering how to overcome the high rent and vacancy malaise affect other strips such as Beaufort Street and Fremantle.