Fed­eral fund­ing bid for Boas Place

Wanneroo Times - - News - Tyler Brown

MOORE MHR Ian Good­e­nough is call­ing for fed­eral fund­ing for the Boas Place de­vel­op­ment.

In Par­lia­ment last week, Mr Good­e­nough sup­ported the City of Joon­dalup’s ap­pli­ca­tion for fund­ing un­der the City Deals pro­gram to de­velop the carpark at Boas Av­enue and Grand Boule­vard.

The com­mer­cial of­fice, hos­pi­tal­ity and res­i­den­tial precinct pro­poses to in­clude seven new build­ings rang­ing be­tween five and seven storeys and is ex­pected to cre­ate about 1500 new jobs in the city cen­tre.

“These more pro­duc­tive and higher uses will bring more vi­brancy to the city cen­tre, cre­at­ing more lo­cal jobs and tak­ing ad­van­tage of the pub­lic trans­port, ameni­ties and ser­vices al­ready avail­able in our mas­ter­planned city,” he said.

“At a time when busi­ness turnover for traders is lower than nor­mal in the cur­rent eco­nomic cy­cle, and the city cen­tre is quiet af­ter busi­ness hours, there ex­ists a need to give lo­cal busi­ness a boost.”

He said the City Deals pro­gram would al­low gov­ern­ments, in­dus­tries and com­mu­ni­ties to “de­velop col­lec­tive plans for growth and pro­vide a co-or­di­nated in­vest­ment plan for our cities”.

At last month’s Joon­dalup coun­cil meet­ing, Mayor Troy Pickard moved a no­tice of mo­tion to au­tho­rise the chief ex­ec­u­tive to lodge a City Deals sub­mis­sion to “seek fund­ing for in­te­grated de­vel­op­ment pro­pos­als that align with the Joon­dalup Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre Plan and projects in the Strate­gic Com­mu­nity Plan and 20-Year Fi­nan­cial Plan”.

He “as­sured” coun­cil­lors this was not just about the Joon­dalup per­form­ing arts cen­tre.

“If the Fed­eral Govern­ment, as part of any City Deal, has the Joon­dalup per­form­ing arts cen­tre in it and Boas Place po­ten­tially as well, I sus­pect that would change a large seg­ment of our com­mu­nity’s view about that par­tic­u­lar project and po­ten­tially the elected mem­bers’,” he said.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the pro­posed Boas Place.

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