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
(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''?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
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.
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.