The revitalising of Mirrabooka

07/Dec/2010

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Stirling CEO Stuart Jardine, Cr Giovanni Italiano, Stirling economic development manager Paul White, Scarborough MLA Liza Harvey, Stirling Mayor David Boothman, Commerce Minister Bill Marmion and Stirling planning and development director Ross Povey at the Mirrabooka site. Stirling CEO Stuart Jardine, Cr Giovanni Italiano, Stirling economic development manager Paul White, Scarborough MLA Liza Harvey, Stirling Mayor David Boothman, Commerce Minister Bill Marmion and Stirling planning and development director Ross Povey at the Mirrabooka site.

A RECENT visit to Mirrabooka by Commerce Minister Bill Marmion has offered an insight into two major City of Stirling projects.

The $14.5m Mirrabooka Regional Centre is set to revitalise the area, and the proposed $16b Stirling City Centre could provide Perth’s second CBD.

Both projects are partnerships with State and Federal governments.

To date, the State Government has provided $3.1 million to the Mirrabooka project as well as land valued at $4.3 million. The land will cater for new road connections and a dedicated town square area.

The sale of some of the government-donated land will generate funds for the project.

“The purpose of the minister’s visit was to gain an update on the two projects and witness works that have taken place so far,” Stirling Mayor David Boothman said.

“Both of these projects are substantial and of significant importance to WA by way of housing and the economy.”

More than 50 per cent of stage two of the Mirrabooka project has reached completion, including major infrastructure works linked to the Mirrabooka bus station upgrade.

The proposed Stirling City Centre project around Stirling train station and Innaloo retail precinct could generate 30,000 jobs and 25,000 new residents.

The City is set to approach the Federal Government for a $423 million contribution for stage one of the city centre project and $107 million from the State Government.


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