Multi age precinct to wake up Perth

Perth’s first so-called multi-aged precinct demonstrator project, a $90 million six-level 140-apartment block across the road from Claremont train station, has been given the go-ahead.

The project, in LandCorp’s Claremont on the Park development around the Claremont Oval and across from Claremont Quarter, is significant because property developer Blackburne has struck a deal with aged-care services group Amana Living to offer its residents services, including dog walking, house-cleaning, ironing, babysitting and in-home care.

Perth Alive chairwoman Maxine Murray said the project would be a showcase, demonstrating the benefits of offering services for people of all ages and at all stages of life and allowing people to “age in place”.

Perth Alive has been campaigning for precincts catering for all ages within walking distance of public transport and a town centre, with a focus on community and sustainability.

“We will continue working collaboratively with State and local government agencies, developers and service providers to promote the MAP (multi-age precinct) concept,” Ms Murray said.

“In particular, we will advocate for MAPs with a strong affordability component to allow people from all walks of life to experience the benefits.”

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