Perron Group’s $1bn Cockburn WA Quarter Approved
Perron Group’s $1-billion bid to transform a disused site south of Perth into a masterplanned town centre and shopping precinct to be developed over 20 years has been approved.
Cockburn Quarter mixed-use development will be split across four stages with the first an expansion of Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre, including retail, cinemas, childcare, dining and entertainment. Construction is due to start in the next three years.
Cockburn is 24km south of Perth on Whadjuk Nyungar land. It is traditionally known as Beeliar Boodjar.
Perron Group general manager Andrew Byars said securing the development approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission was an important milestone in the 20-year project, following a two-year community consultation.
“With development approval for Cockburn Quarter now received from the WAPC, Perron Group is now commencing detailed design and construction planning to begin bringing this exciting vision for Cockburn to life,” Mr Byars said.
Byars said Perron Group had committed to building a $5.5-million pedestrian bridge connecting the planned Cockburn Quarter precinct and Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre with the town centre.
“Perron Group is delighted to be making a contribution to better the connectivity within Cockburn, an issue we know is important to local residents,” he said.
“The new pedestrian bridge will provide a safe means to connect pedestrians and cyclists between the two precincts, which are currently separated by the eight lanes of Beeliar Drive.”
Other priorities highlighted during the consultation process and incorporated into the planning for Cockburn Quarter include green spaces, exercise areas and a design that will help people feel proud of where they live.
Pending further approvals, it is anticipated that Stage One of Cockburn Quarter will begin development in the next two to three years.