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The creation of vibrant community centres in Bayswater and Forrestfield are a step closer with the establishment of redevelopment area boundaries, together with Midland, forming the METRONET East projects.
This will help maximise the development potential of these areas to create well-designed and connected community centres with a range of housing options, services and job opportunities.
Creation of these areas will also ensure that station upgrades and future development of the surrounding areas are well integrated.
The METRONET East project area will be put in place around Bayswater train station and town centre to maximise development opportunities arising from the station upgrades and help create a well-designed and connected community hub.
The Forrestfield project area broadly follows the City of Kalamunda’s Forrestfield Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Precinct Local Structure Plan area and the area around the future Forrestfield train station will pave the way for the area to be transformed into an activity centre and employment hub.
DevelopmentWA is currently preparing a Scheme and other planning documents for the new redevelopment area, which will guide future development. This process will involve reviewing the planning work already undertaken by the local governments, as well as further stakeholder and community consultation.
The new METRONET East Redevelopment Scheme is expected to be in place by late 2020.
Once it takes effect, DevelopmentWA will assume planning authority for the project areas from the respective local governments and Western Australian Planning Commission.