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Established suburb with youthful population undertakes transformation

Tuesday, 2nd Jun 2015

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This well-established suburb with a young population is transforming into an active social hub.

Queens Park, sitting within the City of Cannington and just 11 kilometres from Perth CBD, has a population at 5,380 with a median age of 30 years.

The area encompasses Maniana Park and has well-established infrastructure including Queens Park Recreation Centre, sports grounds, Queens Village and schooling options.

Its neighbouring suburbs include Cannington and Welshpool.

The suburb has good accessibility to Welshpool Road, Seven Oaks Street, Railways Parade and Roe Highway, as well as buses down urban corridors and easy access to two main train stations – Cannington and Queens Park.

With 73.5% of dwellings listed as houses, the suburb is mostly low/medium density.

Queens Park is currently in a transformation stage as many of the medium-density lots are being developed into grouped dwellings.

Assisting this development is the recently drafted structure plan, which will help guide future developments within the area and improve streetscapes.

The structure plan for Carousel Shopping Centre, and the surrounding residential area, has outlined plans to develop additional amenities and increase housing densities to create a new Cannington City Centre, which will ultimately be a vibrant mixed-use hub.

School facilities include St Norbet College, Queens Park Primary School, St Joseph’s School and Gibbs Street Primary School.