20 Dec 2016
Cockburn Central West is the final precinct to be developed in the State Government’s Cockburn Central Activity Centre project. The precinct’s much anticipated centerpiece and soon-to-be home of the Freo Dockers – the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (‘Cockburn ARC’) – is nearing completion as developers buy Stage 1 lots.
Cockburn Central West – Supporting a Growing Population
An innovative mixed use development integrating regional recreational aspirations into the existing landform and surrounds, Cockburn Central West extends the urban fabric of the highly successful Cockburn Central Town Centre.
The project embraces open space, recreational and mixed use development consistent with the adjoining activity centre, train station and Cockburn Gateway Shopping City.
Distinctive landscape amenity through considered building form, together with generous open space, aims to create a highly desirable and successful activity node.
Given the close proximity to the public transport interchange and the current and future amenities of the area, the development presents an opportunity to enhance and uplift the presence of the locality.
Innovative Design Guidelines & Local Structure Plans
Underpinning this exciting development, built form and residential density are controlled through a set of Design Guidelines in lieu of the WAPC Residential Design Codes. TBB has been instrumental in leading the preparation of the Guidelines in close consultation with the Office of Government Architect.
The Masterplan and Design Guidelines draw on lessons from key international and national cities, optimising flexibility for building development whilst determining controls unique to each sites context.
TBB has also been instrumental in facilitating an amendment to the Local Structure Plan in accordance with the LPS Regulations 2015 and the progression of subdivision application/s.
Fremantle Dockers Choose the 'Cockburn ARC' as their New HQ
The development precinct incorporates the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (‘Cockburn ARC’), which will be one of the largest developments of its kind undertaken in Australia by a local government authority. The centre will provide state-of-the-art aquatic and recreation facilities and will host Curtin University and the new home of the Fremantle Dockers.
The centre utilises geothermal technology that will ensure a constant supply of energy for the aquatic area's heated swimming pools and water play areas.
The ARC is approximately 70% complete and scheduled for completion in mid-2017. The $109M development has resulted from the City acquiring major funding support from both the State and Federal Governments.
Investors Jump on Board
Stage 1 lots have been released to the market for mixed use development. Five lots have recently been sold with a sixth lot under offer. Three lots on the corner of Veterans Parade and Midgegooroo Avenue have been sold to a Malaysian property group who promise innovative housing in a great location. The development of Cockburn Central West will be critical to supporting the long term viability of the existing activity centre and regional attractions.