The creation of a new town centre is moving forward in Mirrabooka with the release of three mixed-use development sites that will play a key role in completing the new streetscape.
Starting from 1474sqm, the sites are owned by the City of Stirling and are located on the new main street, Milldale Way, a pedestrian and cyclist friendly thoroughfare that links Sudbury and Chesterfield roads in Mirrabooka’s busy commercial centre.
The sale will be overseen by Colliers International agents Erwin Edlinger and Craig Rowe who said the campaign made an encouraging start with 10 inquiries in the first two days of the launch.
Mr Edlinger said it was expected the sites would be developed with retail and commercial on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors.
“This would extend the pedestrian flow from the Mirrabooka shopping centre and activate the ground-floor plane along Milldale Way,” Mr Edlinger said.
“With building heights up to five storeys, the potential delivery of residential apartments would also ensure the after-hours activation and increased safety within the town centre.”
Lot 504 Milldale Way, the smallest of the sites at 1474sqm, has a mandatory residential component.
Lot 511 Milldale Way is 2036sqm and Lot 502, on the corner of Sudbury Road and Milldale Way is 1661sqm.
As well as being next to the Mirrabooka Bus Station and sub-regional shopping centre The Square Mirrabooka, the lots are also close to Mirrabooka library and the Herb Graham Recreational Centre.
Mr Rowe said Colliers would use its experience in the disposal of government land to market the sites, which could be purchased in one line or separately.
“The lots lend themselves to mixed-use developments which we expect would perform well in such an activated and fast growing area of Perth,” Mr Rowe said.
“The flexible zoning also means that a wide range of developers and owner-occupiers can be accommodated.
“The town centre is an exciting new development for Mirrabooka and a key component in the precinct’s transformation which is already well underway.”
City of Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano said Mirrabooka was no longer a sleeping giant.
“Much work has been completed in recent years to revitalise Mirrabooka with private investment confidence steadily increasing to all-time highs,” Mr Italiano said.
“Located just 12km from Perth CBD, Mirrabooka’s location and affordability is becoming very popular with investors. The State Government also recently decided to build new offices in the centre.
“It is all happening in Mirrabooka.”
During the past seven years, the City of Stirling and state and federal governments have invested more than $26 million dollars in the revitalisation of Mirrabooka’s town centre.