Local feedback on Hamilton Senior High School site sought

10 Nov 2016

  • LandCorp selected to redevelop the Hamilton Senior High School
  • Opportunity for residents to help shape the development
  • First community forum on November 23 at Hamilton Hill Senior High School

LandCorp is seeking input from locals and residents as it prepares to transform the Hamilton Senior High School.

LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra said local residents will be invited to help shape the future of the development by contributing to the overall vision, at a forum to be held on November 23.

"We would like to invite community members to contribute their thoughts about what makes the site special, what should be included in its redevelopment and the kind of space they would like to see," Mr Marra said.

"Hamilton Hill is an area with a proud history in the heart of the City of Cockburn. The high school site will provide a unique opportunity for well-planned urban regeneration that will provide increased housing choice and diversity just 8km from Cockburn Central."

Preliminary concept planning that responds to the ideas gathered at the community forum will then be made available for review and feedback in 2017, to help refine a preferred concept plan.

In the following months further input opportunities will then be available. There will also be opportunity for comment through the public advertising process once the proposed plan is finalised.

LandCorp expects a local structure plan to be lodged with the City of Cockburn in mid-2017.

Mr Marra said LandCorp was awarded this revitalisation project based on its record in transforming school sites into thriving new communities.

"LandCorp has a strong track record of developing infill sites across Perth and we recognise that engaging early with the community leads to better developments that become a source of pride both for existing and new residents."

"This engagement approach with the community was recently recognised with an award from IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) for being Organisation of the Year in both Australia and Internationally."

Mr Marra said similar projects have been successfully delivered at WGV at White Gum Valley, on the former site of the Kim Beazley School, and at three former Coolbellup school sites in the City of Cockburn.

"These redevelopments make the most of Perth's existing infrastructure and help meet infill targets."

"In the past five years, LandCorp has supplied almost a quarter of the infill dwelling lots in the Perth and Peel regions.

"Not only does this help local governments meet the challenge of population growth but it has seen LandCorp create connected, vibrant urban places in underutilised urban spaces."

At each milestone, LandCorp would like residents, interested parties and community stakeholders to share their views, which they can do at workshops and meetings or through landcorp.com.au/hshs

"We look forward to this redevelopment becoming a landmark for the local community."

In 2015, Education Minister Peter Collier announced Hamilton Senior High School and South Fremantle Senior High School would be amalgamated to form Fremantle College, a new independent public secondary school located at the South Fremantle Senior High School site with state-of-the-art facilities. The new school will open in 2018.

Community Forum Details
Wednesday 23 November 2016
Anytime between 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Staff Room
Hamilton Senior High School
8 Purvis St, Hamilton Hill

LandCorp media contact: Andrew Kikiros 9482 7448 or Andrew.kikiros@landcorp.com.au

About LandCorp

LandCorp realises the potential of land and infrastructure developments for all Western Australians. We develop land for living and land for working to help build our State's social and economic prosperity. We create new metropolitan and regional communities that are sustainable, integrated and connected and we deliver infill, industrial and urban renewal developments. LandCorp's Innovation through Demonstration projects champion change and ground-breaking technologies.

For more information visit landcorp.com.au

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