Greenwood Connect promoting affordable housing at Cockman Park

Tony Perrin and Leanne Spano of Frasers Property Australia with members of Waima,
Vivace, Perth Disc and Hype. Picture: Martin Kennealey d466424
Tony Perrin and Leanne Spano of Frasers Property Australia with members of Waima, Vivace, Perth Disc and Hype. Picture: Martin Kennealey d466424

COMMUNITY spirit is the theme for Cockman Park this Saturday as Greenwood Connect comes to life to promote affordable housing.

The event will focus on the East Green residential area, at the former East Greenwood Primary School site, which is preparing to launch to market as part of a collaborative project between the former State Government and developer Frasers Property.

The aim of the $42 million venture is to give housing options to low income earners.

Frasers’ WA general manager for residential Tony Perrin has spruiked an environmentally minded approach to construction with the aim of a Five Green Star Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

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A variety of homes will be up for sale; from one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom family homes. They are due for completion in 2020.

Mr Perrin claimed the development had a strong focus on community, which continued with the Greenwood Connect event this weekend.

“From the very start we’ve had significant community engagement and input into the design of East Green,” he said.

“Greenwood Connect continues our commitment to this open and inclusive relationship with the local community, ensuring they are informed as the next phase of the project begins.”

Live music and entertainment will be on display among stalls and food vendors in the parklands next to Mulligan Drive.

Some parking will be available in the Cockman Road carpark, but residents are encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport.

Greenwood Connect

When: Saturday, noon to 3pm

Where: Cockman Park next to Mulligan Drive, Greenwood

What: community event as part of new affordable housing development