WEST Australian Planning Minister John Day last week announced approval of a new inner city residential development - including 563 apartments and five restaurant, cafe and retail tenancies - at Perth City Link.
The $190 million Kings Square 6 (KS6) project comprises two towers of 43 and 49 storeys, which Mr Day said would make them one of Perth's tallest apartment buildings and the city's best located transit-orientated residential development.
"KS6 will help revitalise this formerly underutilised area of the city by creating homes right on the doorstep of major commercial, employment and entertainment precincts," Mr Day said.
"This landmark development will be a spectacular new addition to the city skyline and an integral part of this vibrant new inner city community."
According to the Minister, a diverse range of housing options will be on offer including studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, along with some affordable housing units. The upper floors will feature a range of communal open spaces and resident facilities including a rooftop pool, garden terraces, lounge and kitchen areas.
The Minister said developments like KS6 were helping to deliver on the aspirations of 'Perth and Peel @ 3.5million', which outlined a framework for accommodating the State's growing population while creating a dynamic and liveable city.
"This development is a great example of how appropriate density and infill can create attractive housing choice for people to live close to jobs, amenities and public transport," he said.
"The project, worth an estimated $190 million, is expected to create about 1,700 jobs during construction with works to commence within the next three years."
The Perth City Link project aims to reconnect the CBD with Northbridge and create a vibrant new mixed-use precinct. It is expected to attract $4 billion worth of private investment and provide approximately 244,000 square metres of commercial and retail space and around 1,650 new dwellings, according to the government.
Kings Square 6 (KS6) is being developed by Premier Capital Developments.