Bur­swood plan un­veiled

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Burswood Peninsula Need A Tradie? - Su­sanne Reilly

TOURISM Coun­cil WA’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Evan Hall says Bur­swood will be­come the great play­ground.

His com­ments came as Plan­ning Min­is­ter John Day re­leased the draft Bur­swood Penin­sula Dis­trict Struc­ture Plan for pub­lic com­ment on Fri­day.

The plan is the long-term vi­sion for the area and aims to cre­ate a mixed sport­ing, en­ter­tain­ment, res­i­den­tial and tourism precinct, which would open the op­por­tu­nity for about 20,000 peo­ple to live there.

The penin­sula stretches from Can­ning High­way and the Cause­way to Bel­mont Park fore­shore.

Mr Day said the area was ide­ally lo­cated for such sub­stan­tial de­vel­op­ment con­sid­er­ing it was so close to pub­lic trans­port and the CBD.

He said the plan was the first longterm vi­sion of this kind to be de­vel­oped for the area and it was im­por­tant for the com­mu­nity to have their say.

Mr Day said that he was ex­pect­ing a pretty pos­i­tive re­ac­tion from the pub­lic.

“I en­cour­age ev­ery­one who has a view to pro­vide their feed­back by Novem­ber 25,” he said.

Mr Hall said it would bring lo­cals and vis­i­tors to­gether and tourism worked best when vis­i­tors and lo­cals could in­ter­act and share ex­pe­ri­ences.

“From bike paths to footy, Bur­swood will be an amaz­ing open-air play­ground for tourists and lo­cals,” he said.

Pic­ture: Depart­ment of Plan­ning

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the penin­sula.

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