The property industry welcomes the opportunity to partner with the State Government on the development of ‘The Precincts’ urban infill projects that were announced by Minister Tinley today according to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA WA).

“It is good to see the government providing leadership ‘on the ground’ with regard to promoting more urban density in areas like Joondalup and Victoria Park,” UDIA WA CEO Allison Hailes said.

“This is a timely opportunity to ensure that a fantastic outcome is achieved for the local community and new residents in these two areas,” Ms Hailes said.  “These precincts will be a showcase for what can be achieved in further METRONET precincts such as Bayswater, Redcliffe and Forrestfield.”

“It is important, given some of the reservations in local communities about urban infill and increasing density, that we show the positive results that can be achieved through good planning and urban design,” Ms Hailes said.

“We should be maximising these areas potential, particularly when in close proximity to public transport and major services and amenities,” Ms Hailes said.

“The precincts are likely to provide a range of housing options including more social and affordable housing, and a mix of dwelling types to suit a range of households needs,” Ms Hailes said. “This is much needed development in Perth.”

“We look forward to seeing who the successful proponents for the projects will be and wish them well in this important public private partnership,” Ms Hailes said.

“The people of Joondalup and Victoria Park should be excited about the opportunities and improvements that these developments will provide to the local area,” Ms Hailes said.


For more information:
Gemma Osiejak
UDIA WA Executive Manager Communications & Marketing
M: 0421 506 819