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Development Update

DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL FOR COCKBURN QUARTER

Perron Group, the owner of Cockburn Gateway, has secured development approval for Cockburn Quarter – a 20-year $1 billion community transformation project that aims to deliver a vibrant community heart for Cockburn.

The proposed mixed-use development is split into four stages across the 20 years. Stage one includes additional retail, cinemas, dining, entertainment and child care and is anticipated to commence within two – three years of development approval.

To support the Cockburn Quarter vision, Perron Group have also committed to fund and develop a $5.5 million public pedestrian bridge that will link both sides of Beeliar Drive in Cockburn.

The new pedestrian bridge aims to connect the planned Cockburn Quarter precinct and Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre with the Cockburn Central Town Centre and will be funded by Perron Group as a contribution to the City of Cockburn and the community.

Development approval is the first stage in unlocking Cockburn Quarter’s potential, with the project now subject to meeting the various development approval conditions and subsequent approval from the Perron Investments Board.

 

OUR 20 YEAR VISION

KEY FACTS:

  • $1bn project over 20 years
  • More than 7,400 jobs created over the life of the project
  • Spilt into 4 stages across 20 years
  • Blends residential, commercial, retail and public open spaces
  • New shops, cinemas, entertainment, dining, childcare and public open spaces
  • Improved parking and traffic flow

For further information on the development signup to our database to hear more news as we embark on the detailed planning commences. 

Why is it called Cockburn Quarter?

As our site is a quarter of the Cockburn Central area, we chose Cockburn Quarter as the precinct name. Cockburn Quarter is a precinct that will seamlessly blend residential, commercial, retail and public open spaces to create a bustling and vibrant townsite. The Cockburn Gateway name will remain for the shopping centre.

Will Cockburn Gateway keep its name?

Yes. Cockburn Gateway will be the retail offer of the Cockburn Quarter Precinct.

When did Cockburn Quarter’s DA get approved?

Cockburn Quarter’s DA has been approved by the Western Australia Planning Commission on Thursday 28 October 2021.

What happens following development approval?

Development approval is the first stage in unlocking Cockburn Quarter’s potential, with the project now subject to meeting the various development approval conditions and subsequent approval from the Perron Investments Board.  From here detailed design and construction planning will begin, with the project anticipated to commence within 2-3 from development approval.

When will the development commence?

Cockburn Quarter is a long-term project that has been strategically planned for a staged development over 20 years to support the long-term economic prosperity of Cockburn. Stage one will see the expansion of Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre with additional retail, cinemas, dining, entertainment and child care facilities and is anticipated to commence within 2-3 years of development approval and subject to Perron Investment Board Approvals.

How many new shops will be created at Cockburn Gateway?

We are planning to bring a new dining and entertainment precinct with a cinema complex to Cockburn Gateway as well as new food, fashion and lifestyle retailers. As we are in early planning phases, more information will be available as the project progresses.

What new retailers will be coming to Cockburn Gateway?

We are planning to bring a new dining and entertainment precinct with a cinema complex to Cockburn Gateway as well as new food, fashion and lifestyle retailers. As we are in early planning phases, more information will be available as the project progresses.

Will there be playgrounds and family-friendly spaces?

Yes. Play spaces and family amenity has been strongly considered and will be a part of the Dining terrace and Piazza area in Stage one. Both the proposed Piazza and Dining Terrace have been designed to be pedestrianised spaces with no vehicles, allowing for safer family amenity.

Cinemas have been proposed and talked about for a long time – how can we be confident they will actually be delivered?

Perron Group is committed to delivering a cinema complex for Cockburn and one that is thoughtfully linked to dining and entertainment precinct for local families to enjoy. We are investigating hosting a pop-up cinema in the short term as we understand there is strong community demand for the amenity.

Will the community have a say in the precinct’s design?

Perron Group has engaged the community over the past two years through a series of workshops and surveys. The results of that engagement have helped shape the final 20-year vision for the precinct.

Central to some of the feedback was the desire to create a physical “heart” for the community of Cockburn and increase its walkability and connectedness.

The proposed development will link to all areas of Cockburn Central, including the train station, bus interchange, the Civic centre, the aquatic and recreation centre (ARC) and the health precinct to create an accessible and well-connected community.

The design incorporates significant pedestrian access and creates a more walkable community with public spaces that focus on health and wellness.

Connectivity between the shopping centre and the local transport hub will also be enhanced with a bridge across Beeliar Drive connecting the redeveloped shopping centre to the Cockburn Central train station and bus interchange and this separate development application was lodged in October 2021.

Some of the other important feedback has been including:

  • Spaces for people to come together
  • Suburban greenery
  • Spaces for exercise
  • Helping to create a feeling of connection
  • Helping people feel proud of where they live

Perron Group will continue stakeholder engagement throughout the life of the project. The community’s input is extremely important, and will continue to help shape the project.

Traffic in the area is really bad – won’t a development make it worse?

We recognise that traffic is a frustration for our community and we will make improvements to site access and flow, as well as provide additional parking and make access to public transport easier. Congestion will be further alleviated by the State Government’s Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge Project, which aims to reduce traffic along Beeliar Drive.

How can I find out more info?

We will release information as our plans progress and as approvals proceed. To keep up to date with plans, signup to our database (bottom right of this page) at or follow us on Facebook.

How many jobs will this development create?

This significant private investment will create more than 7,400 jobs over the lifespan of the project and generate an estimated $2.8 billion worth of economic activity.