Western Australia

Perth's first light rail network gets the green light

WEST Australian Premier Colin Barnett and Transport Minister Troy Buswell last week announced plans for the State's first light rail network and unveiled details of the proposed route.

The light rail system, to be called Metro Area Express or MAX, will link Mirrabooka with the CBD via Alexander Drive and Fitzgerald Street, with the first stage of the system expected to be operational in 2018.

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WA Government releases details of master plan for new Perth stadium

THE West Australian Government has released details of the master plan for the Perth stadium and surrounding area, which will provide the planning framework for the new sport and recreation precinct at Burswood Peninsula.

Premier Colin Barnett last week provided a briefing on the key elements of the master plan that will deliver an integrated Burswood precinct, including a new pedestrian bridge to deliver fans from East Perth directly to the heart of the new stadium.

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EOI to be called for first stage of Claremont Oval redevelopment

THE West Australian Government yesterday announced that work will soon commence in Claremont on Perth’s newest State Government-led urban infill development project.

Known as Claremont on the Park, the development will be located around Claremont Football Club’s home ground, Claremont Oval, and is expected to result in more than 500 residential apartments when complete.

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Work on Elizabeth Quay moves ahead

THE West Australian Government last week said work on Elizabeth Quay has progressed further, as another construction contract has been awarded and plans are unveiled for an exciting transformation of Barrack Square.

Planning Minister John Day said a $7 million contract, the last of three early works packages, had been awarded to specialist marine contractor Maritime Constructions to reconfigure the existing jetties and make way for construction of the inlet.

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New Perth Stadium contracts awarded

THE West Australian Government last week said the development of the new Perth Stadium at Burswood Peninsula has moved another step closer, following the appointment of two key consultants.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the Public Transport Authority had awarded contracts for a concept design for the railway station to service the stadium and for a series of environmental studies.

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Cockburn Central advances to Stage 2

LANDCORP, on behalf of the West Australian Government, last week called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from developers to purchase and develop the five remaining mixed-use lots of Stage 2 of Cockburn Central Town Centre.

Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the successful transformation of Stage 1 had seen Cockburn Central Town Centre deliver residential apartments, business, lifestyle and recreation facilities in the southern suburbs.

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Ellenbrook BRT concept design under way

THE West Australian Government last week announced that design work has started on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system between Ellenbrook and Bassendean train station.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell said AECOM had been awarded the $630,000 tender to develop the 15 per cent concept designs for the BRT system.

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WA Government announces $80m for Aubin Grove railway station

THE West Australian Government last week announced it has approved $80 million to build a train station with 2,000-car bays at Aubin Grove and purchase additional rail cars to meet increased demand.

Premier Colin Barnett said the government had prioritised the project in order to service the rapidly growing southern suburbs, which includes the purchase of an additional two three-railcar sets.

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Design work to start on $152m Spoilbank Marina Precinct at Port Hedland

PORT Hedland's West End is set to undergo a major transformation, following a $152 million commitment from the Western Australian Government and Town of Port Hedland for the Spoilbank Marina Precinct development.

The project, which forms part of the Pilbara Cities initiative to revitalise Port Hedland into a city of 50,000 people, will include a marina with up to 250 boat pens, four boat ramps and marine support services.

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WA Government announces new online portal for heritage listings

THE West Australian Government has announced that information on State and local heritage-listed places is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, following the development of a new online portal.

The database, 'inHerit, our heritage places', was launched last week by Heritage Minister John Castrilli at a seminar co-hosted by the Real Estate Industry of Western Australia.

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Construction commences at nib Stadium in East Perth

WEST Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron last week turned the sod on the State Government's $95.14 million upgrade of nib Stadium in East Perth.

Work on the project commenced earlier this month, including the dismantling of the temporary eastern and southern grandstands, with BGC Construction awarded head construction contract for the redevelopment in June.

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WA gets nearly $24m under RDAF Round Two

FOUR projects will share in a $23.6 million regional development boost for Western Australia through the $200 million second round of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF), Regional Australia Minister Simon Crean announced on Tuesday.

Mr Crean said the four successful projects, in Geraldton, Broome, Margaret River and Carnarvon, were based on strong partnerships and deliver more than $104 million in total partnership investment.

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Amendment outlines proposed reservation for Perth to Darwin highway

THE establishment of a highway connecting Perth and Darwin moved a step closer last week, with Planning Minister John Day approving for advertising an amendment to the Metropolitan Regional Scheme that outlines the proposed road reservation between Bullsbrook and Muchea.

Mr Day said the amendment was a key step in delivering the Perth to Darwin National Highway, an integral link in the state and national road network.

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