The success of METRONET and the precincts around the future stations relies on the public and private sector working together. To do this we are engaging with key members of WA’s housing related, urban development and property groups to provide advice on high-level planning issues.
The Private Sector Reference Group will help the team look beyond the station doors to issues relating to land value capture, development around station precincts, density and innovative land-use outcomes.
The Group is made up of representatives from the Urban Development Institute of Australia, the Planning Institute of Australia, the Property Council of Australia, the Real Estate Institute of WA, the Housing Industry Association, the Master Builders' Association, the Australian Property Institute and Shelter WA.
The Private Sector Reference Group’s function is to:
To provide a mechanism that allows the METRONET Taskforce to:
- provide information to private sector stakeholders on the direction and progress of the planning of the METRONET Program of works (particularly in respect of station precinct development and land-use outcomes); and
- obtain independent advice on key matters such as procurement, property development and commercial negotiation.
Industry is encouraged to liaise with their relevant group to raise concerns or hear more about METRONET’s projects.
Meeting #1 – April
In the first Private Sector Reference Group meeting, the METRONET Office provided an update on the Stage One projects, market analysis to determine development appetite for each precinct and early development of a precinct implementation strategy.
Meeting #2 – June 2018
Topics covered in the second meeting included:
- 2018-19 State Budget: The State Budget was the largest ever investment in WA rail infrastructure and with $3.6 billion allocated towards new METRONET projects.
- Forrestfield Airport Link delivery review: Works continue to progress in the development opportunities around Forrestfield and Redcliffe stations. The METRONET Office is working closely with the relevant local councils to maximise the opportunities the investment in transport infrastructure brings. More information on these development plans will be made available as they progress.
- Level Crossing Removal – Denny Avenue: The confirmed solution for the Denny Avenue level crossing removal will be a road underpass and elevated rail at Davis Road in Kelmscott. The project is also an opportunity to revitalise and redevelop the Kelmscott Town Centre. Tenders for construction will be released in the coming months and construction will commence soon after the contract is awarded.