Reconnecting community to the river
A vision is being crafted for the Midland Brick site which aspires to create a dynamic new entry point to the Swan Valley.The proposed development will reconnect the river foreshore to the local community, create better and safer transport routes for existing residents and introduce new landscaped areas for public recreation with substantial new plantings. Operations at Midland Brick will continue to support the local economy by providing employment.
What is planned for the redevelopment.
We are consolidating the existing 83 hectare brickworks operations to the north of the site to achieve a more efficient operational layout. This will move the brickworks operations further away from existing homes and unlock land to be redeveloped for high quality residential development and community amenities including landscaped public open space and tree-lined streets.
What’s happening to Midland Brick?
Midland Brick has operated continuously on the site for more than 70 years. Much of the site is now disused or is used to store bricks. There is an opportunity to better utilise the land and achieve a more efficient brickworks operation by consolidating operations within the northern portion of the site. This will unlock the remainder of the site for a high quality residential development with open space areas that retain the majority of large trees and public access to Swan River foreshore.
When will work start?
Our first step is to seek modifications to an existing subdivision design located to the east of Cranwood Crescent on the south of the site. We have revised the previous subdivision design to achieve a configuration that is more responsive to the site context, retains trees in road reserves and introduces a new pocket park for residents. This was lodged with the Western Australian Planning Commission in December 2019.
What is your plan for trees?
Our principles include to retaining as many large native trees as possible, replacing any vegetation that needs to be removed with appropriate native species in landscaped open spaces, and revegetate the current areas of the site that have been historically been used for brick storage. We would like to involve the community in choosing street trees and appropriate native species.
Who is leading the project?
A consortium of new owners, comprising Linc Property, Fini Group and Birchmead (part of the CFC Group), are on track to receive transfer of the site in late February 2020. All development plans are subject to the normal local and State Government
How do I find out more?
A comprehensive community engagement program will commence soon to help shape the project and a Community Reference Group will be formed.
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