Planning Minister Rita Saffioti today welcomed endorsement of a new town centre plan for Bayswater which sets a strong vision for community growth and a greater mix of land uses.
Expanding 650m around the train station, the Bayswater Town Centre Structure Plan provides for a diverse range of new dwellings and job opportunities within a walkable distance to public transport services.
Developments that provide a mix of retail, residential and commercial uses will be encouraged to create a vibrant and resilient local economy, adding new retail space in the town centre and complementing the character of local shop fronts.
The Structure Plan builds on the McGowan Government's $253 million investment in the new Bayswater Station and seeks to leverage the increased number of public transport passengers, tourists and visitors that are expected to move through the area each day.
With a modern train and bus interchange connecting local residents and workers with the CBD, airport and three metropolitan rail lines, the town centre will prioritise pedestrians and cyclists.
Bayswater is part of the State Government's METRONET East Redevelopment project which will deliver new transport, housing, leisure and employment opportunities across Perth's east metropolitan suburbs.
Building on the existing local character, Development WA will now work with the City of Bayswater to finalise a detailed planning framework that will support the Structure Plan to aid revitalisation of the town centre and surrounding areas, maximise development opportunities and create a well-designed metropolitan centre where people want to live, work and visit.
The Structure Plan will be supported by a new planning scheme for the METRONET East Redevelopment Area which is expected to be in place later this year. Further public consultation will be undertaken as part of the detailed planning framework.
Read the full media statement.