Rail link set to boost jobs
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.