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Concept plans for the final stage of the State
Government’s $40m revitalisation of the Newman
town centre were revealed by the Minister for Lands
in Newman on April 2, 2015. At the same event,
BHP Billiton’s Iron Ore president, Jimmy Wilson,
announced a $30m investment in a 4500sqm retail
facility on town centre lots provided by LandCorp.
Stages 1 and 2 of the revitalisation are complete.
Additionally, LandCorp has delivered a new main
street and the relocation and upgrade of power,
water, sewer, and communications infrastructure
as Stage 3A.
The final stage of the $40m revitalisation
is the construction of the Newman Town Square.
The new square will provide a vibrant space for
residents and visitors, and will encourage a diverse
range of commercial activities. It will include
a media screen and stage, pocket parks, pop-up
retail spaces, vibrant public art and the opportunity
for a water-play area.
Comprehensive activation strategies are being
developed for the town square, with the additional
diligence requirement extending the delivery
timeframe out to mid 2016.
COST $40 million
The proposed 4.5 star Avani Hotel on the
Kings Square site includes a 15-storey,
250-room hotel with shops, restaurant, bar
and gym, alongside a 14-storey apartment
tower with 200 one- and two-bedroom
serviced apartments, bar, shops and a gym.
The Minor International Group from
Bangkok will develop the hotel and the
serviced apartments. It owns more than
130 hotels throughout Asia, the Gulf Region,
Africa and Australia, and has been selected
to develop lots 2 and 3A within Perth City
Link, adjacent to the Perth Arena.
There will be a rooftop bar at the hotel,
and public spaces will be created around
the new buildings, providing open lawn
and paved areas for leisure, recreation and
entertainment, as well as space for alfresco
dining and public art. The ground floors of
both developments will include shops and
eateries, adding to the precinct’s vibrancy
even outside of Perth Arena event days.
TIMELINE Construction starts 2016
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