Cockburn Quarter artist impression\
The Cockburn Quarter redevelopment will deliver long-term economic benefit, says Andrew Byars. Image – Supplied
  • Urban centre approved for development in Cockburn
  • Project expected to span over 20 years until completion
  • Application for supporting pedestrian bridge submitted

The Perron Group has announced the approval of the billion-dollar Cockburn Quarter community transformation project, and committed to developing a pedestrian bridge that will assist in the connectivity of the precinct.

The Perron Group lodged the Cockburn Quarter project application to the Western Australian Planning Commission, which was since given the green light last week.

The Cockburn Quarter redevelopment will reinvigorate the area, offering residential, commercial, retail and public open spaces.

The entire Cockburn Quarter transformation is projected to generate over 7,400 jobs and bring $2.8 billion in economic activity to the precinct.

Perron General Group Manager Andrew Byars said the project is in response to the community’s shared desire for an urban centre.

He says the future Cockburn Quarter will further stimulate the state’s economy, providing benefit to the broader Western Australian community.

Cockburn Quarter night
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The project is expected to cost $1 billion and is set to be completed in four stages over a 20 year period.

“Through our 20-year staged development, Perron Group’s proposed investment in Cockburn will help provide long-term economic stimulus for the state,” Mr Byars said.

The first stage is set to commence within a two to three year period following approval and will focus on expanding the Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre, owned by the Perron Group.

The centre expansion is anticipated to include additional retail, cinemas, dining, entertainment and childcare facilities.

According to Mr Byars, the Perron Group have shifted focus to detailed design and construction planning now that the project is over the hurdle of receiving approval.

Bridging the gap to connectivity

The Perron Group have now lodged a new application for a $5.5 million pedestrian bridge, that will promote ease of access to the future Cockburn Quarter precinct.

Mr Byars said the bridge will support the needs of the community by connecting the Cockburn Quarter precinct and Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre with the Cockburn Central Town Centre.

The proposed bridge will be funded by the privately owned company and delivered to the City of Cockburn.

The bridge will allow pedestrians safe travel over Cockburn’s Beeliar Drive between the Cockburn Gateway shopping centre and an area near Linkage avenue.

“The new pedestrian bridge will provide a safe means to connect pedestrians and cyclists between the two precincts, which are currently separated by the eight lanes of Beeliar Drive.”

Andrew Byars, Perron General Group Manager

As the bridge will also increase community connectivity to the Cockburn Central train station, the development is in accordance with the State Government’s METRONET project which placed emphasis on improving public transport access.

Subject to approval from the Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel, Cockburn residents and visitors could see the bridge completed within the next five to six years.

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