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of commercial space. A landscaped public
square will be surrounded by entertainment
and hospitality venues. Linking the city to the
sea, residential suburb Mulatag a is expected
to start construction in 2013, offering 1500
new dwellings to ease the current shortage of
COST $1.5 billion
TIMELINE Completion from mid-2014
SIZE 1.5ha city centre and 168ha coastal estate
Fiona Stanley Hospital
This will be the premier health facility in
Western Australia. Construction is already
underway on the Murdoch site, which covers
a space equivalent to four city blocks, features
five main buildings, 783 beds and state-of-the-
art facilities. The State Government is investing
more than $5 million into conservation programs.
Bushland will be preserved on site, with
landscaped parks, internal g ardens and courtyards
contributing to a tranquil atmosphere.
COST $2 billion
TIMELINE Completion from 2014
SIZE 150,000sqm of floor space, plus 5ha of
bushland, parks and gardens
COST An estimated $580 million has been
committed to stage one and two of development
(excluding LandCorp investment)
TIMELINE Development ongoing
Alkimos covers an area 2600ha north of
Joondalup, with a future population predicted
to hit 50,000 people. The region is estimated to
provide close to half of all housing lots in the
Perth metro area over the next 30 years. Along
with residential space, this development will
also feature education, leisure and community
facilities, with integrated public transport. An
extension of the rail network from Clarkson to
Butler is due for completion in 2014. A major
Hillarys-style marina is a possibility.
COST Stage one has an estimated
value of $400 million
TIMELINE Construction ongoing for 20 years
SIZE More than 2600ha
Perth Cultural Centre
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
is jazzing up the area linking the city and
Northbridge, dubbed the Perth Cultural Centre.
In the works since 2005, the space includes
Central TAFE, WA Art Gallery, State Library,
Museum, Blue Room Theatre, Perth Institute of
Contemporary Arts and the new State Theatre
Centre. $17million of revitalisation work, funded
by the State Government, includes an urban
orchard and wetland, landscaping, retail pods,
large LED screen and children’s play area.
COST $17 million
TIMELINE Ongoing development
Institute For Medical
A state-of-the-art home for some of Australia’s
brightest minds. Spread over 10 levels on the
QEII Medical Centre site in Nedlands, the
building will house about 800 researchers and
staff from a range of fields across the globe.
It includes space for public education, seminar
rooms, offices, an auditorium and roof-g arden
cafe. With a strong sustainability focus, it’s been
designed to achieve a five-star equivalent Green
Building Council of Australia rating.
COST $112 million
TIMELINE Completion from 2013
St Georges Cathedral
Heritage Precinct Project
Everything old will be new again, with the St
George’s Cathedral Heritag e Precinct project
taking over Perth’s heritag e buildings in the
CBD. The redevelopment involves five individual
projects totalling $580 million, including the
six-star Aman Resort hotel, public library,
35-level tower to house the Supreme Court,
refurbishment of the Public Trustee building, and
an underground car park to ser vice the entire site.
COST $580 million
TIMELINE First works mid-2012, with completion
due by the end of 2014
Light Rail System
Perth’s population is predicted to swell to 2.2
million by 2031, doubling public transport needs.
As part of the State government’s 20-year public
transport plan, around $130 million worth of
light rail carriages will be rolled out in two stag es
to ser vice the Perth CBD and suburbs to the
north (Stirling and Mirrabooka), west (Subiaco)
and east (Belmont) – as well as the University
of Western Australia and Curtin University. A
further $1 billion will be spent on infrastructure.
COST $1.13 billion for infrastructure and 29 light rail
vehicles ($4.5 million each, replacing 65 buses)
TIMELINE Stage one (Perth CBD, Mirrabooka,
Curtin University, UWA) before 2020, and stage two
(Subiaco, Kewdale) fully delivered by 2031
SIZE To be determined
This residential, retail and leisure space off
Beeliar Drive will service 200,000 people.
Residents have already moved into new
apartments, close to public transport and shops.
In all, Cockburn Central will provide 1000
homes. Commercial development has begun on
Beeliar Drive, with a major shopping centre now
open. The development has already received
several urban planning awards.
St George’s Cathedral
Heritage Precinct Project.
Fiona Stanley Hospital.
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