A key milestone developing new station precincts at Bayswater, High Wycombe and Midland has been reached, with the adoption of the METRONET East Redevelopment Scheme.
The scheme provides guidance on future development around the new Bayswater and High Wycombe stations, as well as the relocated Midland Station.
It provides a framework for the preferred land uses for these precincts, ensuring new developments – including residential, commercial, retail, community and entertainment uses – are compatible and meet the needs of each area.
A draft scheme was previously released with feedback invited from the community and stakeholders.
Following this input, the final scheme has now been gazetted and will create a vibrant mix of precincts, including a range of housing options close to public transport, workplaces and community facilities.
The gazettal of the redevelopment scheme also transfers planning authority for the Bayswater and High Wycombe project areas to DevelopmentWA.
Work is underway on the detailed planning for Bayswater and High Wycombe project areas, with the draft Bayswater Design Guidelines to be released soon for public consultation.
As stated by Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:
“The METRONET East Redevelopment Scheme establishes a robust and flexible framework to encourage private investment and create vibrant, sustainable communities around METRONET train stations.
“We want to create vibrant METRONET precincts, with a diverse range of housing options, close to top quality public transport links, workplaces, entertainment and community facilities.
“METRONET is all about creating jobs and connecting people and opportunities by bringing renewed vibrancy to local communities and we remain on track to deliver these results.”
As stated by Lands Minister Tony Buti:
“The new METRONET stations will bring more activity to these centres, so it is important that new developments in these station precincts are well designed and meet the needs of locals and visitors.
“It is exciting to consider the economic opportunities and social benefits for the communities of Bayswater, High Wycombe and Midland which will be unlocked by this critical infrastructure.
“The certainty provided by the scheme will be key to attracting private investment to these precincts, which is an important part of ensuring they are developed to their full potential.”