MRA staff now in Perth

Comment News (Armadale) - - News -

THE Metropoli­tan Rede­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (MRA) has closed its Ar­madale of­fice, but chief ex­ec­u­tive Sean Hen­riques says it will not af­fect two big re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion projects in the area.

Staff have moved to Perth after mov­ing out of the Jull Street of­fice last month, the or­gan­i­sa­tion cit­ing im­proved ef­fi­ciency and the op­por­tu­nity to re­duce op­er­at­ing costs for the clo­sure.

Mr Hen­riques said the move would have no ef­fect on the MRA’s two big re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion projects in Ar­madale and Wun­gong Ur­ban, with the same plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment ser­vices avail­able to lo­cal de­vel­op­ers and landown­ers.

“More than 1500 de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tions have been ap­proved by the MRA over the past five years, rep­re­sent­ing a mam­moth $755 mil­lion in­vest­ment build­ing the ca­pac­ity of For­rest­dale Busi­ness Park, new res­i­den­tial es­tates through­out Wun­gong Ur­ban and other strate­gic de­vel­op­ment sites across the south east metropoli­tan re­gion,” he said.

“The MRA is cur­rently work­ing to at­tract de­vel­op­ment part­ners to con­tinue de­liv­ery of Cham­pion Lakes, ac­com­mo­date for fu­ture de­vel­op­ment west of the Ar­madale city cen­tre and sup­port plan­ning for fu­ture rede­vel­op­ment of the Kelm­scott town cen­tre, in­clud­ing re­moval of the Denny Street level cross­ing as part of the State Gov­ern­ment’s Metronet vi­sion.”

The MRA is in­ves­ti­gat­ing op­tions for the fu­ture use of the Jull Street of­fice.

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