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Blackburne launches $300M plans to support WA construction industry
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  • Real estate developer Blackburne is set to pour some life into WA's construction industry with $300 million residential apartments to be built in Claremont
  • 245 high-end apartments will be spread across five buildings on the 15,741 square metre Sundowner Hostel site
  • Roughly 400 jobs will be created by this multi-million dollar development
  • While most apartments will get streetscape and park views, some residents can take advantage of panoramic coastal and Swan River views
  • Blackburne hopes to commence construction early next year

WA-based real estate developer Blackburne has shed some light on its plans to develop $300 million residential apartments in Claremont.

It revealed its intention to build a residential development on the site of the Sundowner Hostel. This former aged care facility sits comfortably between Perth's western suburbs of Claremont, Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove.

The development will include 245 high-end apartments spread across five buildings.

The local council gave the green light for 364 apartments, however, the luxury real estate developer decided to opt for fewer and larger apartments.

The 15,741 square metre aged care site was put up for sale last year by Amana Living — making it ripe for the picking.

Not only will the apartment benefit future live-in residents, it will immediately support the struggling construction industry in WA.

Recently announced Federal and State Government first home building grants that range in the tens of thousands have supported the building industry. However, Blackburne thought it'd give the economy an extra helping hand.

Roughly 400 jobs will be created if the multi-million dollar project receives approval. Blackburne is hoping to commence construction in early 2021.

"I live locally, and everyone at Blackburne is as passionate as I am about making sure this site demonstrates the very best approach to transforming large neighbourhood sites into a community asset that everyone can be proud of."

Managing Director Paul Blackburne.

Most of the apartments will be below five storeys so residents are connected to the street views and park. The rest will have the option to enjoy panoramic views of the coast or the Swan River.

"Our vision is to create a community of boutique buildings with larger, high-quality residences in them," Paul commented.

The company wants 40 per cent of the site turned into public parks. The Brighton Park will sit in the centre of the site, marking the complex's first official public park.

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