Residents given a taste of things to come
FUTURE development of Two Rocks was the focus of a recent residents' meeting as presenters outlined plans to build a retirement complex behind the King Neptune statue.
The City of Wanneroo's planning and sustainability director Mark Dickson and Fini Group representative Michael Bower spoke of plans for the former Atlantis Marine Park site at the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting on April 24.
A local development plan out for public consultation until May 11 covers the northeast corner of Fini Group’s 17ha landholding and proposes a retirement complex on the site.
Mr Dickson said the broader district structure plan for Yanchep and Two Rocks showed the development proposed over the next 50 years to cater for a population that would grow to about 220,000 people.
He said the town centre would become a district centre, with a larger secondary centre proposed farther inland. “At the moment within Two Rocks there is about 2000sq m of retail space – what is allowed for is 11,000sq m,” he said.
Last month the City invited submissions on the plan submitted by the developer for the portion bounded by Lisford Avenue, Sovereign Drive and Enterprise Avenue.
Mr Dickson said staff would assess submissions before preparing a report to present to the council in June or July.
Mr Bower said Fini Group was working with a big WA retirement operator on the proposal, which would include a range of housing styles.
“This is what we hope will be the first stage of the development,” he said.
“We are really keen to see something happen in the town centre.
“When you look at the way the town centre is now, that’s not really what it is likely to look like in 10 years’ time.”