Western Australia

WA government prepares developers for major residential development at Eglinton

THE West Australian government this week announced it will be seeking partners later this year to develop 240 hectares at Eglinton, in Perth's northern suburbs.

It follows the finalisation of a partnership in July between Delfin Lend Lease and LandCorp to begin the first stage of a $400 million, 224 hectare residential development at Alkimos.

Located 40 kilometres north of Perth's CBD, the Alkimos Eglinton area will ultimately provide homes for up to 50,000 people in the next 20-25 years.

Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the government will be seeking "a development partner to work with LandCorp to deliver a master-planned community that addresses our objective to provide more residential land and more affordable living options within the metropolitan area."

The site, located two kilometres from the coast, has the potential for approximately 3,000 lots, potentially housing up to 7,500 people.

Mr Grylls said the Eglinton development partnership was part of the State Government's strategy to work with private developers to optimise housing availability, with Perth's population expected to grow to more than 3.8 million by 2051.

Mr Grylls said expressions of interest (EOI) will be advertised towards the end of the year.

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