State Government announces residential plans for former Shenton Park hospital

LANDS Minister Terry Redman and Planning Minister John Day this morning released proposed redevelopment plans for the former Royal Perth Rehabilitation Hospital at Shenton Park.

Mr Redman said the proposal included a residential community ‘urban village’ development with two portions of land leased to the Leukaemia Foundation and Multiple Sclerosis Society for new patient accommodation facilities.

“Projections show that by 2050, Perth’s population will reach 3.5 million people and the State Government is working hard to ensure the availability of land for jobs and land for current and future West Australians,” he said.

“The proposed plans for the development reflect the culture, history and existing landscape of the site, while providing for a range of modern housing options that will also attract new residents to the area.”

Mr Day said 18 months of extensive stakeholder engagement and the draft Shenton Park Hospital Redevelopment Improvement Scheme would guide the development of the 15.8ha site.

“The site’s proximity to well serviced public transport links, including the Shenton Park train station, make it an ideal location for appropriate density,” he said.

“The improvement scheme, which includes the structure plan and design guidelines, is an important planning document and I encourage everyone to have their say.”

View the draft improvement scheme at www.planning.wa.gov.au/shentonpark .