Leederville car park transformations a step closer

Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 at 3:50:00 PM

The City of Vincent is moving forward with plans to revitalise two key sites in Leederville, with proposals invited to outline future visions for The Avenue and Frame Court car parks.

The City is on the hunt for proposals that can transform the car parks into innovative and high-quality developments that cater to a mix of uses and community benefits.

Leederville is home to an eclectic mix of shops, offices, restaurants, cafes, bars and homes, and the redevelopment would have to compliment the character of the area.

The Avenue Car Park and Frame Court Car Park cover 12,800sqm in the heart of Leederville and currently provide 400 parking bays at ground level.

“This is a rare and exciting opportunity for one of Perth’s most popular town centres,” said Mayor Emma Cole.

“The car parks are key sites with the potential for better public carparking, more parkland and high-quality redevelopment.

“The redevelopment will add to Leederville’s buzzing street life and unique heritage, with a mix of old and new buildings.

“We know local businesses, visitors and workers want to see better parking options in the area such as the development of a multi-storey car park.

“And it’s important new developments better our community and the Leederville experience with new laneways, great landscaping and diverse housing options.”

Under the draft Leederville Precinct Structure Plan there would be the opportunity for high-density development facing the Mitchell Freeway and along Newcastle Street, while the low-scale character along Oxford Street and in the centre of Leederville would remain.

The plan was created with input from the local community, local town team Leederville Connect and business owners through the Design Leederville consultation process.

Potential developers will have to outline their understanding of Leederville’s unique character and explain how their development would celebrate the area and work with it.

They will also have to provide information on their intentions for public spaces such as laneways and plazas, their approach to sustainability, how they would help the local economy and how they would connect the development to public transport.

At least 400 public parking bays would have to be provided across one or both of the sites, with the potential for commercial developments to produce additional visitor parking.

Request for proposal material will be advertised until August and shortlisted redevelopment concepts will then be presented to Council.

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