Rail link set to boost jobs

North Coast Times - - WANNEROO LINK -

THE State Gov­ern­ment ex­pects the rail ex­ten­sion to Yanchep will open up de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in its Alkimos land­hold­ing.

It in­vited the pri­vate sec­tor to in­vest in more than 30 precinct-scale projects across WA at LandCorp’s De­vel­op­ment Op­por­tu­nity Show­case at Aloft in River­vale on Oc­to­ber 31.

A state­ment high­lighted lots re­leased to the market in North Coogee, Clare­mont and Jolimont, as well as LandCorp’s Alkimos Cen­tral de­vel­op­ment.

Lands Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti said de­vel­op­ment in Mur­doch, Alkimos, Clare­mont and Man­durah would also sup­port and ac­ti­vate the Metronet plan to im­prove public trans­port in­fra­struc­ture.

“Fu­ture de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties will also be­come avail­able for ma­jor trans­for­ma­tional projects such as the Ocean Reef Ma­rina,” she said.

The Alkimos Cen­tral precinct is in the plan­ning stage for an ac­tiv­ity cen­tre around the fu­ture rail and bus sta­tion, due to open in 2021, and LandCorp ex­pects to re­lease sites to the market in 2018.

Ac­cord­ing to the LandCorp, the ac­tiv­ity cen­tre would pro­vide the key ser­vices, have an em­ploy­ment fo­cus, a trans­port hub to­gether with the health, ed­u­ca­tion and re­cre­ational ameni­ties for about 60,000 res­i­dents of the Alki­mosEglin­ton Dis­trict.

It is ex­pected to con­trib­ute to cre­at­ing 13,500 lo­cal jobs needed in Alkimos and Eglin­ton to meet em­ploy­ment self suf­fi­ciency tar­gets.

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