Perron Group has recently lodged a $1.08 billion development application for a proposed extensive four-stage redevelopment of Cockburn Gateway Shopping City, to be known as Cockburn Quarter.
The development application has been lodged with the State Development Assessment Unit, a newly established body of the Western Australian Planning Commission, established during COVID-19, to assess development proposals of State or regional significance. Developments eligible for SDAU assessment must demonstrate that they will significantly assist with the economic recovery of the State or region and that construction can commence within two years.
The SDAU will seek public comments for a period of no less than 28 days and comment from the City of Cockburn for a period of no less than 42 days.
The proposed development represents a $1 billion investment over at least 20 years in Cockburn Central, and fits within the City’s strategic objectives to ensure Cockburn Central is a great place to live, work and either invest in a business or patronise a variety of top quality retail services and offerings.
The proposal includes a blend of residential, commercial, retail, childcare, medical and hotel, as well as an expanded Cockburn Gateway shopping complex with new dining, entertainment and cinema offerings, a fresh food market and additional fashion and lifestyle brands.
More detailed information is available in the FAQ below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who lodged the development application?
Perron Group Limited, the owners of Cockburn Gateways Shopping City.What is the State Development Assessment Unit (SDAU)?
The SDAU was created by the Western Australian Government during the COVID-19 pandemic to support economic growth and is a temporary body that determines development proposals. SDAU supports the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to assess developments of State or regional significance only.What role does Local Government play in an application to the SDAU?
Under the Planning and Development Act 2005, the Local Government receives a formal referral of the proposed development and has 42 days to comment. The Local Government makes a recommendation of approval or refusal to the SDAU and outlines any issues relating to the development.How can I make a comment on the proposal, and where can I find more information?
To find out more or to make a comment on the proposal, visit the State Development Assessment unit applications web page