THE West Australian Government last week said the redevelopment of Cockburn Coast has reached another milestone, with local structure plans for the first two precincts, Robb Jetty and Hilltop, released for public comment.
Planning Minister John Day said the plans, which outline how the former industrial-zoned land will be transformed into a residential and commercial community, have been released by the City of Cockburn.
"This significant State Government regeneration project has been progressed in the last four years by LandCorp; the cities of Cockburn and Fremantle; and the Department of Planning, and will take about 15-20 years to fully develop," Mr Day said.
The Minister said community involvement at this early stage of planning will help decide the mix of commercial, residential and recreational activities planned for the new community of 10,000 people.
The 140 hectare urban renewal project is located five kilometres south of Fremantle and will link South Beach to the Port Coogee estate. This includes the renewal of the South Fremantle Power Station, which is a significant centrepiece for the area.
Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said LandCorp was leading the project and had advanced key elements of the vision for the area which included transport, heritage and strategies to ensure the delivery of new lifestyle, work, housing and leisure choices.
"Transport plans are being progressed to ensure the provision of an efficient public transport system connecting the project area to Fremantle, including a comprehensive cycle and pedestrian network to establish better north-south and east-west links," Mr Grylls said.
Mr Grylls said the project will include the improvement of beach access and green links to Beeliar Regional Park; new areas of public open space and community areas, incorporating public facilities; and key heritage and public art elements to appeal to residents and tourists.