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Old January 3rd, 2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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PERTH | Northbridge Link Development News

This is possibly the biggest planning news Western Australia has seen in a long time and although we have a dedicated thread hidden away in the Oz forum, I believe this deserves international attention.

http://www.thinkaboutthelink.com.au/

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Northbridge link master plan revealed
3rd January 2007, 9:00 WST (thewest.com.au)
A 25-storey skyscraper, high-rise apartments and pedestrian-friendly public spaces are part of a $300 million State Government plan for a dramatic seven-year overhaul of the northern edge of Perth’s CBD.

The draft master plan for the new urban environment in the heart of Perth between the CBD and Northbridge was unveiled this morning.

Officially announcing the project today, Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the project would make important changes to the face of Perth.

“This is a long-term project, one which will create a new urban precinct over the next 10 to 15 years,” Ms MacTiernan said. “Work is already underway on the first stage of the project, the Perth Arena. This will be followed by works in the adjacent precinct.”

The $300million project also involved sinking the Perth-Fremantle rail line from the Perth Train Station to Lake Street in Northbridge, allowing for a new road between King Street in Perth and Lake Street.

Work on the redevelopment would span 13.5ha of land between the Mitchell Freeway, Roe Street, Wellington Street and the Horseshoe Bridge.

“The City of Perth has long held the vision of removing the railway barrier between Northbridge and through a coordinated approach with the State Government this is now possible,” the Minister said. “This project will bridge the great divide between Perth’s commercial and retail core and its cultural and nightlife hub.

“It will also provide a great opportunity to bring more people and activity into the heart of the city with both residential and commercial development.”

The Northbridge Link draft master plan included construction of:

• a new underground bus station to replace the existing Wellington Street station;
• about 1600 homes;
• about 155,000sqm of office space;
• about 16,000sqm of retail, hospitality and commercial space;
• 14,000 seat Perth Arena;
• a precinct of new hotels and serviced apartments;
• an integrated transport hub in the city centre.

“The Northbridge Link project is one of the most significant and exciting redevelopments for our growing city – one which will create a new urban precinct for Western Australians to live, work and visit their city,” Ms MacTiernan said. “What we need is more activity and more buzz in our central city area.

“We do not see creating parkland here as the best use for this site. We already have the world’s largest central park in Kings Park as well as the Esplanade, Langley Park, Russell Square, Wellington Square and numerous other areas of open space.

“The master plan will add to these with a range of intimate public open spaces and parks with water-wise paving, tree-lined boulevards and promenades, plazas, squares and parks of different shapes and sizes.”

Northbridge Link was a collaboration between the State Government through the East Perth Redevelopment Authority, the Public Transport Authority and project partner, the City of Perth, which had committed $25million to the project.

State Government investment in the project is expected to attract private sector investment of approximately $1.5billion.

The public are invited to comment on the proposal during a three-month community consultation period.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 01:03 PM   #2
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The city gets dense and awesome
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 01:16 PM   #3
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Looks good. Will add some nice density to Perth.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 01:18 PM   #4
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Damm im so ****n excited. Imagine the joint when its finish with all the Perth hotties walking around.

People come to Perth.... You wont be disapointed (in many ways). lol.

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Old January 3rd, 2007, 10:08 PM   #5
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It looks nice, even very nice. Not outstand but great infill. Is this something that might take 10 years to finish or would it all get built at the same time?
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 10:09 PM   #6
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Nevermind. I guess I should have read the whole article.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 10:41 PM   #7
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Rail lands projects are always interesting...! Cool!
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 11:13 PM   #8
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Is that the arena on the right side of the first pic?
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 11:14 PM   #9
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That looks very nice!
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 11:19 PM   #10
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Is that the arena on the right side of the first pic?
Yes and the rail yards are worse. This development will link the city with the entertainment district the area you puked at. There is already two 90m buildings going up close by.
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Yes and the rail yards are worse. This development will link the city with the entertainment district the area you puked at. There is already two 90m buildings going up close by.
It justs takes so much space to be that ugly. Why is the whole thing black and grey? What were they thinking. And then the base is so wide. Worst thing I have seen in awhile
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Old January 4th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #12
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Anyone know who design the Libeskind's like in the 3rd picture? And, what is it?
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Old January 4th, 2007, 02:44 AM   #13
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It's called "Perth Arena" a mixed used entertainment centre + indoor stadium, designed by Aussie architects ARM (Ashton Raggatt McDougall) & Cameron Chisholm & Nicol.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 03:59 AM   #14
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Great news for Perth. I hope some of the privately funded projects bring in some innovative architecture and I'm sure that these renderings are just preliminary to give an idea of the massing and density allowed and not the actual final project designs.
I wish to visit there someday, but I'm exactly antipodal to Perth, making for long and expensive flight!
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yeh some of the renderings show the proposed massing, however the design of Perth Arena is final. It will look exactly like the rendering



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Old January 4th, 2007, 05:50 AM   #16
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i like those perth arena.. i dun know what's with the concepts..but the building
is quite significant
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Old January 4th, 2007, 06:09 AM   #17
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It looks exactly like Fed Square and all buildings like them - the aftermath of toddlers setting fire to Duplo. Why do we pay for this stuff to be designed when our kids can do it for us cheaper and probably better?
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Phwooaaar look at her - what a hottie.
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also while thats going on these two will be going up across the road for more density around there







heres a rundown of all of Perth's other projects

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=424366
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The rail lands in question:



Also going, the Perth Entertainment Centre:

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