05 Jan 2012
The commencement of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) on January 1, 2012 marks a new era of Perth’s urban renewal and revitalisation.
Planning Minister John Day said that by building on the successes of the four existing redevelopment authorities, the MRA would oversee delivery of some of the State Government’s most important projects.
“The MRA has been established with a very clear vision for the further redevelopment of Perth,” Mr Day said.
“In partnership with Government, industry and the people of Perth, the MRA will continue to redefine our city through projects such as Perth Waterfront, Perth City Link, Perth Cultural Centre and Riverside.
“In addition, the new MRA will take responsibility for completing key revitalisation projects across the metropolitan area, including the award-winning redevelopment of Subiaco, Midland and Armadale.”
The Minister said that, in preparing for commencement of the MRA, each of the four existing authorities had achieved significant milestones in delivery of their redevelopment projects.
“This includes the transfer of Champion Lakes Regatta Centre in Armadale to VenuesWest, and returning planning authority for parts of the New Northbridge and Claisebrook Village project areas, and part of Midland’s Woodbridge precinct, to the respective local governments,” he said.
“The redevelopment authority model has strengthened the State's planning system since 1991, facilitating the successful redevelopment of inner city land and other key strategic centres.
“The MRA will increase project flexibility, continue to attract millions of dollars in private sector investment and create places where people want to live, work and visit.”
- MRA will replace the existing redevelopment authorities in Armadale, East Perth, Midland and Subiaco
- Tony Morgan, current CEO of EPRA and the Subiaco Redevelopment Authority, has been appointed acting CEO of the MRA
- A website for the new authority will be available from January 1, 2012 - http://www.mra.wa.gov.au