Bentley-Curtin plan to activate and grow knowledge precinct

  • Activity Centre Plan aims to support an innovative, creative and collaborative centre of excellence
  • Plan to develop a well-connected hub of knowledge, jobs and housing
  • Renewal of Bentley-Curtin Specialised Activity Centre to optimise existing infrastructure

A new plan is set to guide future growth in the Bentley-Curtin area to harness its role as an innovation and knowledge precinct.

The Bentley-Curtin Specialised Activity Centre Plan sets out to optimise the precinct’s strengths and enable diversification to create more employment and enterprise opportunities.

The Bentley-Curtin Activity Centre is already home to significant economic, knowledge industry and commercial activity including Curtin University, CSIRO and government departments.

The area’s existing characteristics lend themselves to further opportunities for renewal and intensification.

An important principle of this plan is the inclusion of cycling and walking access alongside public transport.

Enhanced connectivity and sense of place in the design of public spaces and landscapes are also features of the plan.

This strategic level document is intended to inform further local detailed planning.

As noted by Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:

“The State Government’s vision to create a more compact and connected city, by locating places of employment, infrastructure and services close to where people live, is clearly illustrated within the Bentley-Curtin Specialised Activity Centre Plan.

“Well-considered, ongoing development of this area represents an investment in education, technology and jobs – particularly as we continue to diversify the WA economy.

“Transformation of this area is timely and will stimulate investment, while capitalising on existing infrastructure.

“The activation of the Bentley-Curtin precinct is a good example of how we can continue to support population growth in the greater Perth area in a sustainable way.”

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