The redevelopment of the former Shenton Park hospital site is a step closer with the State Government today releasing proposed plans for public comment.
Lands Minister Terry Redman said the 15.8 hectare site of the former hospital, which was decommissioned in 2014, would become home to a residential community, following extensive stakeholder engagement over the last 18 months.
Two portions of land will also be leased to the Leukaemia Foundation and Multiple Sclerosis Society to develop new patient accommodation facilities.
"Projections show that by 2050, Perth's population will reach 3.5 million people and the State Government is working hard to ensure the availability of land for jobs and land for current and future West Australians," Mr Redman said.
"The proposed plans for the development reflect the culture, history and existing landscape of the site, while providing for a range of modern housing options that will also attract new residents to the area.