WEST Australian Housing Minister Peter Tinley last week announced a partnership between the Department of Communities and Peet Brabham Pty Ltd to deliver a major transport-oriented development that will link the Swan Valley to Perth.
Located on the planned METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook rail line, the Brabham project will nestle on the doorstep of the Swan Valley, less than 23 kilometres from Perth's central business district.
The development is expected to yield 3,000 homes, as well as schools, shops and recreational areas close to the proposed Whiteman Park train station, create and support 1,900 direct and 5,900 indirect jobs, and generate an estimated $2.32 billion in economic activity.
According to the Minister, the world-class community will incorporate innovative urban design, best practice water and environmental sustainability principles, and help ensure the continuity of affordable and social housing supply in Perth's north-eastern corridor.
"Brabham will be a major transport oriented development linking the Swan Valley to Perth, and provide a significant boost to the State's stock of affordable housing in Perth," Mr Tinley said.
"The project will focus strongly on creating a diverse and inclusive community that will enable all groups to be an active part of their local neighbourhood. Residents will enjoy a vibrant community connected to Perth through the Whiteman Park rail station, which is planned for construction by 2022.
"This is a great opportunity to partner with Peet - a reputable and well established private sector developer with a proven track record on award-winning projects such as Wellard and Golden Bay, as well as innovative developments in other States."
Brabham will combine the Department of Communities' focus on individual and community wellbeing with Peet's development expertise to create a modern, diverse and sustainable community.