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Cockburn Central Town Centre is now home
to more than 550 residents in 380 completed
apartments, and is expected to house 2000
residents and generate employment for more
than 1800 people.
Place-making and town-centre activation
were integral in every aspect of the planning and
delivery of the Cockburn Central project, with
extensive planning dating back almost 13 years
resulting in a great choice of lifestyle, recreation,
employment and commercial activity.
Strategic planning has won LandCorp a coveted
national award for the town centre, one of Western
Australia’s first activity centres.
The Town Square now offers not just
a thoroughfare for the 5500 commuters who
use the nearby bus and train interchange daily,
but also a meeting place with communal grassed
areas, a permanent ping-pong table, a water play
park, and a sea-container pop-up cafe.
COST $30 million land development works
TIMELINE Due for completion 2016
“Place-making and town-centre
activation were integral in every aspect...”
Providing tertiary-level paediatric health services
and key secondary health services, the new Perth
Children’s Hospital on the QEII Medical Centre site
will replace Princess Margaret Hospital.
With an increase from 26 per cent to 75 per cent
single rooms, the hospital will provide 298 beds,
an emergency department 88 per cent larger than
PMH, increased outpatient and day-stay capacity,
a childcare facility, an Aboriginal Resource Area,
a helicopter landing pad, and the first single state
inpatient mental health unit for under 16s.
The new hospital – led by John Holland
Group, which engaged the services of architectural
alliance BCJH – will see the integration of
3500sqm of green space including roof gardens,
and an increase in parking facilities will make
way for 5000 bays that will be available to staff,
patients and visitors.
COST $1.2 billion
TIMELINE Due for completion late 2015
SIZE 78,000sqm of floor space
A representation of the new hospital’s facade (image Monash Winthrop).
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