Sun­set hos­pi­tal site set to rise again

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

STAGE one of the $7.5 mil­lion Sun­set Her­itage Precinct re­de­vel­op­ment in Dalkeith will open to the pub­lic in Oc­to­ber 2016, says Premier Colin Bar­nett.

Mr Bar­nett and Fi­nance Min­is­ter Bill Marmion toured the for­mer Sun­set Hos­pi­tal site and viewed lat­est artists’ im­pres­sions of the planned fa­cil­i­ties last Wed­nes­day.

“Over the next year, we will see this longne­glected but im­por­tant place trans­formed into a unique and ac­ces­si­ble pub­lic as­set, and a beau­ti­ful place for fam­i­lies to enjoy,” he said. “Land­scap­ing of the east­ern park­land and Pad­bury view will open up the site for the first time, with bar­be­cue and pic­nic fa­cil­i­ties over­look­ing the Swan River.”

Mr Marmion said work­ers were de­mol­ish­ing non-her­itage build­ings and clear­ing dan­ger­ous, dis­eased or in­tru­sive veg­e­ta­tion and trees to pre­pare the park­land area to open be­fore the Oc­to­ber 2016 school hol­i­days.

“The fo­cus is on preser­va­tion and re­cy­cling, with sig­nif­i­cant tim­ber from the cur­rent de­mo­li­tion pro­gram be­ing set aside for later use across the site,” he said.

“In the longer term, we en­vis­age that the im­pres­sive main hall will be fully re­stored, with po­ten­tial use for per­for­mance, en­ter­tain­ment and com­mu­nity events.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d438149

Premier Colin Bar­nett and Fi­nance Min­siter Bill Marmion at the for­mer Sun­set Hos­pi­tal site.

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