City welcomes multimillion dollar commitment to the Stirling City Centre
The City of Stirling could be one step closer to becoming Perth’s second CBD, thanks to a multi-million dollar budget commitment from Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Mr Shorten, accompanied by Premier Mark McGowan, this morning pledged $64 million dollars towards stage one of the Stirling City Centre project.
City of Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said the announcement was fantastic news.
“The City has been working for more than ten years to bring this project into fruition, so we are very pleased with today’s announcement,” Mayor Irwin said.
“This visionary project will transform the Stirling City Centre into an accessible, vibrant urban centre, providing increased jobs and housing and connecting transport from the heart of the City through to the iconic tourism destination of Scarborough Beach.”
The Stirling City Centre stretches from Karrinyup Road, along Cedric Street and Ellen Stirling Boulevard to Scarborough Beach Road encompassing the Innaloo shopping precinct, Stirling train station and the City’s Civic Complex.
The first stage of the project involves the construction of the Stephenson Avenue extension and a new Freeway interchange, which will immediately relieve congestion in the area, unlock significant private and government owned land and ultimately facilitate the delivery of light rail in stage two.
Mayor Irwin said stage one would see the start of this transformation, with the potential to create over 30,000 jobs and generate housing for an additional 25,000 residents.
“Stage 2 of the Stirling City Centre proposes a 7km stretch of light rail, connecting to the heavy rail at Glendalough Station and will run down Scarborough Beach Road right through to the redevelopment at Scarborough Beach,” he said.
“Once finished, the project is expected to generate 82,000 jobs, the capacity to house 63,000 people and an estimated $16 billion dollars in private investment over the next 30 years.”
The City has already secured a $60 million a State Government commitment, together with strong business and community support and will continue seeking bipartisan support from the Federal Government to ensure the delivery of this nation building project in the near future.
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