Construction has begun on a high-quality, affordable apartment development that is aligned to the State Government's METRONET scheme and will meet Bayswater's demand for diverse, well-located housing.
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.
Western Australia's changing population has seen rising demand for apartments, townhouses and terrace housing - and the Department of Communities is addressing this need through the principle of thoughtful density in the right forms and in the right locations.
In July 2018, the Department 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.
Seven apartments will be built to Silver Level liveable housing design guidelines, with all units and communal areas accessible via a lift. Residents will enjoy a versatile rooftop terrace and landscaped gardens, as well as private outdoor living spaces and balconies.
Foyle Road is also located within walking distance of a wide range of retail, commercial, medical and education amenities in the heart of Bayswater.
At an official sod turning ceremony on 9 April 2019, Housing Minister Peter Tinley said the development will provide a much-needed boost to housing diversity in Bayswater.
"These 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," Minister Tinley said.
"It will suit a range of buyers including singles, couples, and two to three-person households, as well as those looking for apartments with a lift and universal access such as downsizers, ageing residents and people with mobility issues.”
Foyle Road is part of the Department's $394 million METRONET Social and Affordable Housing and Jobs Package – a major investment in housing aimed at building liveable and connected communities close to transport infrastructure.
Construction of the development began in March 2019 and is expected to be completed in late 2020.
Left to right: Tiffany Allen (Director Community Construction and Development, Department of Communities), Maylands MLA Lisa Baker, Housing Minister Peter Tinley MLA, Mayor Dan Bull (City of Bayswater) and Mark D’Alessandro (Director, JCM Property Group) announced the project at an official sod turning ceremony on 9 April.