Burswood plan unveiled
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.
An artist’s impression of the peninsula.