Western Australia’s changing population has seen rising demand for apartments, townhouses and terrace housing.
This has given birth to a high-quality, affordable apartment development that is aligned to the McGowan Government’s METRONET scheme in Bayswater, and the construction has begun.
The five-storey development, a 17-apartment complex with a basement car park, built at 1 Foyle Road in Bayswater will create accessible housing with appropriate density close to public transport.
Housing Minister Peter Tinley said that the Foyle Road development will provide a much-needed boost to housing diversity in Bayswater.
“There apartments enable people to live in their preferred locations, to stay connected to family and to be close to facilities and amenities that encourage them to actively participate in, and contribute to their communities,” he said.
Maylands MLA Lisa Baker said that these apartments are for all.
“Affordable housing is absolutely critical in keeping diversity in the Bayswater community.
“I welcome this development into the mix, keeping in mind affordability and also quality should go hand in hand,” she said.
In July 2018, the Department of Communities received an Affordable Housing proposal from JCM Construction Pty Ltd (JCM) to acquire and develop the Foyle Road site.
The department acquired the land and JCM will construct a multi-unit complex comprised of one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Two properties will be retained for public housing, with the remainder for sale at market value.
Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said that more housing close to train stations is a key policy of this Government.
“Located a few hundred metres from Bayswater Station, residents in this building will have excellent access to buses, trains and the Bayswater town centre,” she said.
Construction of the development is expected to be completed in late 2020.