Perth TV Stations to Free Up Development Land in Dianella
Perth’s commercial TV stations are selling up their land in Dianella and leaving in the next few years, WA Today reports. The moves will free up around 25 hectares of land for property development.
Once ready for development, the area could be a lucrative area for investors. The land is close to the Mirrabooka Shopping Centre, close to public transport and the Perth CBD, with excellent views of the city and hills.
Channel 7 Perth’s land has already been rezoned to residential by the City of Stirling, with TVW7 due to relocated to Osborne Park, where the West Australian Newspaper’s head office is located. The West is Channel 7’s sister company.
Meanwhile, both Channel 9 Perth and Channel Ten Perth have applied for their land to be rezoned for residential housing and the decision will be made by the WA State government in coming weeks. Both stations plan to leave their Dianella locations in the next 18-months.
The stations were all built in the area as the technology needed to brodcast required a “line of sight” to communicate with braodcst towers in the Perth hills.
The TV broadcasting precinct sits on 25 hectares of land, WA Today said. Five of those hectares are protected bushland.
The moves by the commercial stations will free up land for as many as 2000 people, experts said.
Documents on the City of Stirling website noted that “residential redevelopment will contribute to greater housing choice within the City of Stirling; in particular provide smaller lots and apartment living options which are lacking”.
Read more from the City of Stirling’s Planning and Development whitepaper