Montario Quarter Centrally Located To Shenton Park Railway Station

Montario Quarter Centrally Located To Shenton Park Railway Station

Western Australia Minister for Lands Rita Saffioti

Work Starts On Former Shenton Park Hospital Site

Victor P Taffa

  • Expressions of interest invited from developers for the first two lots at Montario Quarter
  • Lots include mixed-use residential with retail and commercial opportunities, and opportunity to repurpose heritage-listed Victoria House
  • Will create 300 construction jobs per year and more in retail once built

One of Perth’s most historic sites, the Shenton Park Hospital, has taken its first steps towards being transformed into Montario Quarter, a contemporary inner city urban village with residential and retail precincts.

Lands Minister Rita Saffioti today marked the start of construction and announced the sale of the first two development lots.

 

“With construction now underway, Montario Quarter is set to become a vibrant community development which respects the site’s former life as a place of healing and wellbeing.” Minister for Lands Rita Saffioti said.

“For infill to be a success it must be as diverse as possible and targeted around key public transport infrastructure this project fulfils both these requirements.”

Montario Quarter will be transformed into a modern, well-designed community offering about 1,500 new apartments and townhouses, together with a village shopping precinct of more than 5,000 square metres of floor space.

Montario Quarter will ultimately become a key example of the State Government’s vision to revitalise underutilised land around key public transport infrastructure into high-quality urban infill.

The new estate sits alongside Shenton College and is 400 metres from Shenton Park Railway Station, and will provide pedestrian and cycling links to these and key bus routes.

“Preservation of significant elements of the hospital site, such as Victoria House and the retained mature trees, will ensure its heritage and community significance is reflected and incorporated in the estate.” Ms. Saffioti said.

“More than 25 % of Montario Quarter will be public open space, including retained bushland, walking trails; parklands, exercise and playground equipment, and a nature play area, delivering a thriving urban village in a landscaped setting.”

An Expressions of Interest will open next week for the first two lots on the former Shenton Park Hospital site.

Historic Victoria House also overlooks the parkland and public open space at Montario Quarter, and will form the centrepiece of the new estate.

Once in line with heritage requirements, the building could be suitable for multiple adaptive re-use opportunities including office, retail, commercial or community uses including childcare and aged-care services.

State Government’s land development agency LandCorp is managing the Expressions of Interest process for the two mixed-use zoned R160 lots.

LandCorp’s land development civil works will create more than 50 jobs, and unlock up to 300 construction-related jobs each year over the 10 years of development build-out. Also, 500 jobs will be generated through the commercial precinct.

Expressions of Interest open from Thursday, June 1 until 2 pm WST Thursday, July 13, 2017.