Tow­ers getting ready

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Front Page - Matt Zis

WORKS ahead of the re­de­vel­op­ment of Bel­mont Park will in­clude up­grades to Gra­ham Farmer Free­way off-ramps and a new traf­fic bridge con­nect­ing the precinct to Vic­to­ria Park Drive.

Site­works be­gan last week as part of an 18-month plan to build new roads and foot­paths re­quired for the pop­u­la­tion boom com­ing to the land sur­round­ing the peninsular race­course.

Devel­oper Golden Group in­tends to sub­mit plans for the first res­i­den­tial tow­ers by the end of sum­mer.

“We are plan­ning to lodge de­vel­op­ment ap­provals for the first two tow­ers, 470 units, in the next month or two,” man­ag­ing di­rec­tor An­drew Su­gia­pu­tra said.

If all goes to plan, the 26and 31-storey tow­ers could be built within three years.

But the first build­ings are only a frac­tion of the $3.8 bil­lion mas­ter­plan that is con­sid­ered the big­gest prop­erty re­de­vel­op­ment in WA.

Golden Group claims its Bel­mont Park plan will “rev­o­lu­tionise” in­ner city liv­ing, with a longer term aim to build a high-rise precinct with up to 4500 res­i­den­tial apart­ments, plus of­fice and re­tail space.

The area’s struc­ture plan al­low for tow­ers to reach as high as 53 storeys.

Ini­tial land­scap­ing works alone will cost $5.5 mil­lion and in­clude a man­made beach, board­walks, an am­phithe­atre and other up­grades to the fore­shore.

Mr Su­gia­pu­tra likened the first phase to the way El­iz­a­beth Quay was de­vel­oped. He said roads, in­fra­struc­ture and pub­lic ameni­ties would be com­plete be­fore work started on the tow­ers.

“You’ll have six su­per lots all sub­di­vided, all ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture, roads, wa­ter, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, parks, fore­shore, jetty will be all part of stage one, along with Perth Rac­ing’s brand new horse stalls,” he said.

The apart­ments will be mar­keted to­wards fam­i­lies, down­siz­ers and young cou­ples in­ter­ested in an in­ner city life­style.

Pic­ture: David Baylis­mu­ni­ d488589

Hu­maira Hus­saini and Ka­te­rina Porter in front of Teresa Oliver, Mafa Tuialii, Mar­garet Mar­shall and Shirley Hart.

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