Perth World Trade Center

THE backer of Perth’s $1.8 billion Perth World Trade Center has a 300m-high Plan B version ready for its Megamart site at 30 Beaufort Street but has yet to decide whether to apply for development approval.

Speaking at a WA major projects conference yesterday, World Trade Center Perth development director Neil Kidd said a 3ha site was preferred.

“Our intention was to build (over the top of the railway line) … it was a $1.8 billion project, 3000 jobs, $3 billion in direct and indirect investment and $100 million in recurrent income to Western Australia,” Mr Kidd said, expressing disappointment about the State Government’s response.

It was revealed last month that the ambitious plan had been put on hold indefinitely by the McGowan government.

But Mr Kidd said architects Woods Bagot’s Plan B — which would be Perth’s tallest building — could be built on the “constrained” Megamart site, purchased by WTC licence holder Jordanian billionaire Ghazi Abu Nahl for $50 million.

Plan B included 40,000sqm of office space, 350 hotel rooms, 300 apartments, an 8000sqm science and innovation centre, 4000sqm of meeting and exhibition space, a planetarium and retail.

Originally published by Perthnow.com.au

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