By Mike Atkinson | Drive producer and public relations officer

Perth’s first beach side skyscraper is set to be built in Scarborough but local residents and councilors are not keen on the ambitious idea.

The proposed new building will use local developers 3 Oceans with backing from a Chinese developer and will feature 180 rooms, 300 apartments and a convention centre.

However, City of Stirling mayor Giovanni Italiano said doesn’t want the Scarborough foreshore to become a concrete jungle.

“Definitely not… not for the high-rise they have there but we can do high-rise but to a reasonable height, but not the Gold Coast,” he said.

“We’ve got one of the best beaches in Australia – that’s the way we’d like to keep it – I don’t think I’d like to see it as the Gold Coast of the west.”

The ambitious $400 million plan will dwarf the current largest standing building in Scarbourough, The Rendevous Hotel.

3 Oceans managing director Dyno Zhang said the group wanted to bolster the local economy with a world class resort.

“It’s so important we provide a legacy for the future and look at how we can create social capital,” he said.

 

A beachside skyscraper could be built at a Scarborough hotspot if Chinese developers get approval for the plan. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Full details in 9 News at 4pm and 6pm.

Posted by 9 News Perth on Tuesday, 28 March 2017