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The next wave of urban infill built-form development has arrived

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​The Department of Communities (Communities) is seeking to partner with experienced developers to bring to market some of the largest urban infill opportunities the State has seen.

Presented under a collective program called ‘The Precincts’, these market-leading developments will set a new benchmark for how medium-to-high density urban infill communities are delivered in Western Australia.

The Precincts is expected to inject more than 5000 new homes, for more than 10,000 people, across Bentley, Joondalup, Beaconsfield and Cannington over the next 15 years.

Each project will be visionary in its approach to urban living and community creation, with a real focus on creating true, living communities that provide opportunities for all to thrive.

Communities is seeking Expressions of Interest from private developers for the first two projects to be delivered under this pipeline of activity: the highly anticipated Bentley 360 and Connect Joondalup projects.

Assistant Director General Commercial Operations Greg Cash said the vision for The Precincts was guided by the agency’s direction of ‘People, Place, Home’.

“The Department of Communities plays an important role in leading the planning and creation of new masterplanned communities, with people at the heart,” Mr Cash said.

“We are more than just about building houses and the streets between them – we’re redefining what makes a community a genuinely good place to live – and that’s living neighbourhoods with a true heart and soul.”

The projects are strategically located within, or in proximity to, activity centres, key transport infrastructure and established amenity, and will play an integral role in the future planning, development and growth of Perth.

Bentley 360 is one of the most significant infill redevelopment projects in Perth, with the 21.1-hectare site to be transformed into a vibrant, thriving and integrated residential development with a minimum of 1500 dwellings.

Situated within the Joondalup activity centre, Connect Joondalup will see about 1600 new dwellings delivered on the 10.12-hectare site.

Mr Cash said the projects presented an exciting opportunity to transform Perth’s housing market and help address housing affordability and choice within the City’s southern and northern corridors.

“The Precincts will create destination communities attracting people from surrounding communities and across the metropolitan area, enticed by the opportunity to create their “home” in vibrant and active environments,” he said.

“Importantly, by catering to the needs and aspirations of all household types and lifestyles we will create places that encourage residents and visitors to participate in, and contribute to, the social fabric of their local communities.

“Each project will provide a range of housing options that reflect the diversity of the community, integrating social and affordable home ownership and rental opportunities with general market sales.”

The Department of Communities is undertaking a three-stage procurement process to identify a suitable developer or consortium, with invitations for Expression of Interest closing on Wednesday, 25 July 2018 at 2.30pm WST.

For more information, visit www.tenders.wa.gov.au (ref: HOU201803558) or www.housing.wa.gov.au/theprecincts.

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