DA lodged for housing redevelopments on Pier Street
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  • Design will be led by Hassell Architects.
  • The project includes a mix of social housing, disability housing, and affordable rentals.
  • Development approval is anticipated in late March 2024.

DevelopmentWA has lodged a development application for 195 Pier Street. The multi-storey project will be undertaken in partnership with the Federal Government.

“The Pier Street development forms part of the Cook Government’s Housing Diversity Pipeline where we are unlocking lazy government land to bolster the supply of social and affordable housing in WA,” said Housing and Lands Minister, John Carey.

“In partnership with the Federal Government, the Pier Street redevelopment will help to uplift the eastern end of the CBD, bringing more life, vibrancy and activity into the CBD and surrounds.

At the end of last year, the State Government announced the first social and affordable build-to-rent project at the former public housing site on Smith Street in Highgate. The Pier Street redevelopment will continue the Government’s efforts to boost housing supply through a build-to-rent model, with the Pier Street site being the second BTR project identified through the Housing Diversity Pipeline.

“In collaboration with the community housing sector, the build-to-rent housing model offers the opportunity to deliver a purpose built, proactively managed residential development which will enhance the housing quality, affordability, diversity and amenity in the Perth CBD,” said Minister Carey.

The Pier Street redevelopment will see new apartments built, catering to a wide mix of tenants, including social housing, disability housing, and affordable rentals. The property is close to major public transport hubs and local amenities.

Lot 52, at 195 Pier Street, will be subdivided and developed in two stages. The first stage will be on the northern lot, comprising the proposed BTR project. The second stage is a future development opportunity on the southern lot.

Some 200 construction jobs are expected to be created during the building of the project, with the development to also help uplift the eastern end of the CBD.

The design of 195 Pier Street is being led by Hassell Architects, and the development  application will be advertised for public comment for 21 days from 19 January 2024. Development approval is anticipated in late March 2024.

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