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Development Update

Perron Group reveals 20 year vision to transform Cockburn.

Perron reveals 20 year vision to transform Cockburn

Perron Group, the owner of Cockburn Gateway, has revealed their 20-year vision to transform Cockburn, seamlessly blending residential, commercial, retail and public open spaces to create a bustling and vibrant townsite. 

The proposed $1 billion redevelopment – which will eventually be known as Cockburn Quarter - will include additional shops, dining options and a cinema complex. The project will also blend residential, commercial, retail, childcare, aged care, medical and health services and public open space into one vibrant location.

Links between the shopping centre and the local transport hub will be enhanced with a pedestrian bridge across Beeliar Drive connecting the redeveloped shopping centre to the Cockburn Central train station and bus interchange. This is currently being planned and will form part of a separate development application.

A key element of this process has been community consultation over the last 2 years, which has helped form a clear project vision based on insight from the local community. This significant private investment from Perron Group will create more than 7,400 jobs over the 20-year lifespan of the project and generate an estimated $2.8 billion worth of economic activity. As well as construction jobs, expanding the retail and hospitality offer of the shopping centre will also create ongoing, local employment opportunities for our community.

The development application is split into key stages across the 20 years. Stage one includes additional retail, cinemas, dining, entertainment and child care and is anticipated to commence within two years of development approval.

We will keep our community updated throughout the planning approval process, and you can also stay up-to-date by signing up to our database at the bottom of this page.

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.

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. 

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.

Perron Group is also 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 (this will be handled as a separate development application).  

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.

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.  

How much is Perron Group investing into this project?

The proposed Cockburn Quarter redevelopment represents a $1 billion investment into the Cockburn area over the next 3 to 20+ years. 

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.

When will the development commence?

The project is subject to development approvals and Perron Investment Board Approvals. We anticipate construction to commence within two years of development approval.

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.

What are they key features of the new development?

The proposed redevelopment will seamless blend residential, commercial, retail and public open spaces to create a bustling and vibrant townsite. 

Central to the proposed $1 billion development – which will eventually be known as Cockburn Quarter - is a revamped and expanded Cockburn Gateway shopping complex with a new dining, entertainment and cinema precinct, new fresh food market, and additional fashion and lifestyle brands.

New proposed residential and commercial precincts, surrounded by  curated public spaces, aim to provide an easy and connected ‘live, work, rest, play’ lifestyle.

The proposed development will create a new heart for the community, offering day and night time activity in the form of entertainment and lifestyle precincts, public art and curated spaces.  Connectivity between the shopping centre and Cockburn Central train station will be enhanced with a pedestrian bridge across Beeliar Drive (this is being planned and will be handled as a separate development application).