A community and its culture matter. By seeking out and adopting best practice in urban development, we aim to set a new standard in sustainable and affordable housing that will breathe new life into Bentley and create a place with a heart and soul, where people feel they belong.
The Bentley 360 project provides an exciting opportunity for the Department of Communities and its development partner to drive one of the most significant medium-to-high density urban infill developments in WA.
The transformation of the site into a vibrant, thriving and integrated community will deliver a contemporary residential development of at least 1500 new dwellings, high-quality parkland and recreation spaces, as well as community, commercial and retail offerings.
With a focus on community connections, delivery of new state-of-the-art facilities and support services, and new employment and training opportunities, Bentley 360 will provide a safe, inclusive community with a strong sense of place and belonging for all residents.
The Brownlie Towers buildings, located within the Bentley 360 Project site, have been demolished. Communities is currently progressing plans to temporarily activate this space for the local community prior to permanent development commencing.
The construction of a new temporary parkland along Taree Street has begun, which will include an artist designed polescape, ‘learn to ride’ cycle track, outdoor classroom, picnic area, parkour equipment, cultural street games and a walking/running track. This parkland will remain in place until future development works commence.
Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for further information about the Bentley 360 project.
About the project site
The Bentley 360 site is located eight kilometres south-east of the Perth CBD, in the suburb of Bentley within the City of Canning. The surrounding area comprises primarily low-to-medium density residential housing and educational facilities.
Community facilities are conveniently located nearby, including existing primary and tertiary (Curtin University) educational facilities, sporting reserves and the Bentley Library. The library and other Council-owned community assets currently sit on the project site.
The Bentley Plaza shopping centre and Westfield Carousel – which is set to increase its retail space by 48,000sqm – are within four kilometres of the site, as is the Cannington activity centre, providing easy access to retail, dining, health, education and employment opportunities.
The Department of Communities sought a development partner for the Bentley 360 project through The Precincts invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI), launched in May 2018.
No suitable developer was identified for the project through the procurement process, which was finalised in September 2019. Communities has since been planning for the delivery of the project in the absence of a private sector partner.
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