Res­i­dents given a taste of things to come

Wanneroo Times - - News - Lucy Jarvis

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.”

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