Chevron Australia has lodged a development application for a 30-storey, multi-use tower on the corner of The Esplanade and Barrack Street at Elizabeth Quay in Perth, Western Australia.
The brand new tower is set to incorporate over 52,000 square metres of office floor space including lobby, exhibition spaces and conference facilities. The lower levels of the building will include childcare and gymnasium spaces with retail tenancies and café/restaurants on the ground floor to activate the surrounding area.
In June 2018, Chevron entered into a Heads of Agreement with Brookfield. The development partnership would see Brookfield develop the Elizabeth Quay tower with Chevron as the anchor tenant. The development will maximise local industry involvement including equipment and services, with the peak construction workforce expected to reach 1,000 on-site. The company paid $64 million for the site back in 2013 and plans to occupy the building by 2023.
“The State Government welcomes the news that this project is now gaining momentum,” commented WA Planning Minister Rita Saffioti this morning.
“Before being elected to government, WA Labor made a firm commitment to make Elizabeth Quay work into the future. Development of lots 7 and 8 at Elizabeth Quay means we can move forward with activating the wider precinct,” she said.
According to an announcement by Chevron Australia’s Managing Director Nigel Hearne in July, the decision was linked to the group’s successful start-up and ramp-up of its five-train LNG and domestic gas business.
“This agreement (with Brookfield) signifies our long-term commitment to the Western Australia community and our workforce,” Mr Hearne said at the time.
As of today, the application is open for public comment with the proposed plans available for viewing on the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority’s website (here) until October 24, 2018.