Colliers International to run EOI campaign to gauge demand for mixed business and light industrial development.
An expression of interest campaign will gauge demand for a new business park in Southern River that would be a service and employment centre for some of the southern corridor’s fastest growing residential areas.
The proposed Southern River Business Park may potentially have 49 mixed business and light industrial lots, occupying 23ha of land owned by the City of Gosnells on Southern River Road.
The expressions of interest campaign will be managed on behalf of the City of Gosnells by Colliers International Director Development Consulting and Agency Erwin Edlinger who said the business park would create a much-needed commercial balance to the residential development in Southern River and in neighbouring suburbs Piara Waters and Harrisdale.
“These suburbs are a development hot-spot for some of Perth’s biggest house and land developers and a business park would complement development in the area,” Mr Edlinger said.
“With the planning focus now firmly on activity centres, making land available for local employment centres is an important planning goal for Perth councils.”
The mixed-business zoning on the business park land would allow for light industry, showrooms and large format retail on lot sizes from 1137sqm to 15,028sqm.
The business park would also be an important interface between future commercial and light industrial uses and residential development in Southern River.
There would also be a 500m noise buffer around the business park to separate it from Southern River’s kennel area.
The proposed business park is part of a larger 44.6ha approved structure plan area between Southern River and Furley roads and Lander and Matison streets, which includes privately-owned lots also earmarked for commercial development.