New plans for Old Mill precinct

FRESH DE­SIGN COMES IN AT $2.8 MIL­LION LESS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth - Su­sanne Reilly

THE City of South Perth has al­lo­cated $150,000 for de­sign de­vel­op­ment of Millers Pool.

Lo­cated at the end of Mill Point Road, Millers Pool is part of the Old Mill Precinct project, which has been in the plan­ning de­vel­op­ment stage for about eight years.

Last year, coun­cil­lors were pre­sented with a plan for the de­vel­op­ment and while they favoured the plan, dis­liked its $5.8 mil­lion price tag.

En­dorsed at the Septem­ber coun­cil meet­ing, the new plan costs $3 mil­lion.

Coun­cil also re­solved that the con­cept plan go out for com­mu­nity and stake­holder en­gage­ment.

The plan for the area, which is across the river from El­iz­a­beth Quay, in­cluded re- tention of sig­nif­i­cant trees, stormwa­ter man­age­ment, pedes­trian ac­cess and cy­cle paths.

The plan also pro­posed ar­eas of na­tive sam­phire plant species, which are al­ready ev­i­dent on the site.

The City has al­lo­cated $2.5 mil­lion in its long-term fi­nan­cial plan.

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