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Question Without Notice No. 787 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 September 2018 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 12 September 2018

TUOHY GARDENS

787. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the parcel of land known as Tuohy Gardens at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Tuohy Lane in Midland.

(1) Will the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority agree to the request made by the City of Swan for Tuohy Gardens to be gifted back to the city so that it can be developed into public open space?

(2) If no to (1), what plan does the MRA have for Tuohy Gardens, and what is the time frame for implementing that plan?

(3) Does the minister consider that keeping Tuohy Gardens fenced off and unused for 17 years has contributed positively towards the MRA's vision for Midland, which, according to its website, is to ''create a thriving city that attracts businesses, residents and tourists to Perth's eastern corridor''?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(2) The MRA intends to release the lots to market by the end of the year. The city is invited to participate in the offers to purchase process.

(3) The government has recently made a number of key commitments to Midland and surrounding areas including the relocation of Midland train station and creating a new rail assembly and manufacturing facility in Bellevue. We have an exciting vision for Midland that we are delivering.