PROPERTY 76 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 New chairwoman THE VISION FOR PERTH CENTRAL PERTH Natalie Davies is the new chairwoman of the WA and SA regional engagement group for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Ms Davies, Savills Australia’s associate director for office leasing in Perth, said she was delighted to take on the role. “Being offered this position is recognition of the hard work and effort that I have devoted to RICS, particularly in the three years since I’ve moved to WA,” she said. Savills Australia and New Zealand chief executive Paul Craig said the appointment was “an absolute credit to her passion and hard work”. The centre of commerce and administration WEST PERTH A leafy village FOR SALE 622 & 626 Newcastle Street, Leederville CRAWLEY NEDLANDS The knowledge community • • • E.O.I closing Friday 12 July 2019 3pm (AWST) Multi-purpose Development Site Combined Land Area 2,251sqm Pasquale Cianfagna 0418 907 300 [email protected]erty.com.au Eric Rogers 0412 228 555 [email protected] Plan aims for a KIM MACDONALD financed by private enterprise, rather than the public purse. “If we want vibrancy, if we want a night-time economy, if we want support for small business, if we want foot traffic, if you want more buzz, we need more people in the city,” he said. “This is a signal change for the City of Perth because under the old regime there wasn’t an acknowledgement for a city of neighbourhoods.” attracting families, students, the elderly and social housing. The plan calls for capital city agreements with the State Government to investigate infrastructure works, including future-proofing land for an underground transit system to link the six neighbourhoods to the metropolitan area. It also wants to work with government to redesign the convention centre precinct, potentially making the venue bigger and including apartments, and to investigate moving the East Perth rail shunting yards and the “longterm opportunity to cap the railway line east of Perth train station . . . to unlock redevelopment potential.” A high-rise primary school, a train station apartment development and six villages connected by underground mass transit are part of a bold vision for Perth. City of Perth’s inaugural City Planning Strategy seeks to strengthen the capital as WA’s economic, social, cultural and civic centre. The strategy says residential growth must be the council’s core objective if it is to meet infill targets of 15,910 new dwellings by 2050. The local member for Perth, John Carey, praised the council’s new focus on population, but said any change must be The council strategy has identified six village-like neighbourhoods within the 14sqkm city area — Central Perth, Northbridge, East Perth, Claisebrook, West Perth and Crawley-Nedlands — and has vowed to boost diversity by
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