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$1b upgrades set to benefit this NOR suburb

Tuesday, 5th Sep 2017

The redevelopment of Scarborough Beach and Karrinyup and Innaloo Shopping Centres, with a combined cost of more than $1 billion, are set to significantly increase amenity for this neighbouring suburb.

Doubleview is located in the City of Stirling, approximately 9 kilometres north west of the Perth CBD, with a population of 8,404 and a median age of 35.

The suburb is bound by Newborough Street in the north, Wau Lane in the west, Huntriss Road in the east and Williamstown Road in the south.

The main arterial roads of Scarborough Beach Road, Sackville Terrace and Ewen Street provide Transperth bus services to Glendalough Train Station or straight through to the CBD.

Doubleview is in good company with neighbouring suburbs including Scarborough to the west, Karrinyup to the north, Innaloo to the east and Wembley Downs to the south.

It is an established residential suburb, named due to its views of both the Indian Ocean to the west and the Darling Range to the east.

Original subdivision of the area dates back to the early 1900s, however blocks were slow to sell. Significant development didn’t occur until post World War II when the government begun providing returned soldiers housing in the suburb, hence why much of the housing still consists of post-war, original timber-framed dwellings.

Doubleview is made up of medium and low density residential housing, with the majority of the suburb zoned R30 or R40. A special control area along Scarborough Beach Road was recently gazetted by the state government, encouraging mixed-use and higher density residential development along the activity corridor.

While not within the suburb, the redevelopment of Scarborough Beach and upgrades to Karrinyup and Innaloo Shopping Centres, which are in close proximity, will help boost amenity in Doubleview.

The $500 million upgrade to Karrinyup will near double the size of the centre and include additional retail space as well as a new cinema and office and residential components.

Similarly, the $600 million upgrade to Innaloo Westfield will also double the size of the existing centre and include public open spaces, more retail and food and beverage offerings as well as a cinema.

Furthermore, the $100 million-plus redevelopment of Scarborough beach will include a public pool, upgraded main square and parkland as well as a redeveloped surf lifesaving club. Further private investment will also follow, such as cafes, restaurants and hotels, which will transform the area into a major tourist destination.

Approximately 72.7% of dwellings in Doubleview are houses, 24.9% semi-detached, row or terrace houses and townhouses and 2.1% flat, unit or apartments. The median house price is $732,000.

About 64% of properties are either owned outright or being purchased while 33% of properties are being rented.

13.5% of the population identify as technician and trades workers, 13.4% clerical and admin and 32.5% professionals, which is above the WA and national average at 19.9% and 21.3%, respectively.

Features of the suburb include Doubleview Primary School, John K Lyons Oval and Munro Reserve.