Montario Quarter global leader in sustainable development Share this article

LandCorp’s landmark Montario Quarter development in Shenton Park has been recognised as being among the world’s leading master-planned developments in its approach to sustainability, after being recognised as a 6-Star Green Star Communities precinct.

Montario Quarter is the first urban infill development in Western Australia to achieve the sought-after 6-Star rating, which recognises LandCorp’s commitment to the achievement of sustainability principles across governance innovation, design, liveability, economic prosperity and environment.

Cundall was the Green Star AP for this project drawing on their experience delivering Australia’s first 6-Star Green Star Communities rating which was awarded in 2015 to Alkimos Beach, a greenfield master-planned community developed by LandCorp in partnership with Lendlease.

“It has been an honour for our team to work on another Western Australian project that is leading the way for sustainability globally” said Oliver Grimaldi, Associate, Cundall. “We have worked tirelessly with the rest of the design team to create a sustainable community that will benefit the residents.”

Key sustainability elements at Montario Quarter include:

  • Retention and celebration of cultural heritage.
  • More than 25 per cent of the site retained as public open space
  • More than 50 per cent of the development comprising building and landscaping elements that reduce solar reflectance and the urban heat island effect
  • Improved building energy and water use performance through sustainable building Design Guidelines resulting in lower greenhouse gases and operating costs
  • Interpretive trails within the public realm to promote community understanding of sustainability, rehabilitation and heritage
  • A community garden in the central public open space
  • Waste reduction — more than 60 percent of demolition waste reused or recycled
  • Early community engagement to identify local values for the retention of key heritage and environmental features
  • Encouraging access to locally sourced fresh food, with Design Guidelines requiring developers to install a community garden as part of their development

Lands Minister Ben Wyatt officially opened the first stage of the new state-of-the-art parklands at the development, which is taking shape on the site of the former Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital.

“Montario Quarter is an outstanding example of how modern, vibrant and sustainable communities can be created in our city’s established inner suburbs.” Said Ben Wyatt, Minister for Lands

The northern and central play areas are the first of the outdoor recreation spaces planned for the precinct and inspires imagination and creativity with glow-in-the-dark dinosaur scales and oversized dragon eggs.

Picnic tables, BBQs and outdoor lounges provide space for social gatherings, while fitness and activity-based facilities include a half-basketball court, table tennis tables and outdoor exercise equipment.

Montario Quarter’s heritage-listed Victoria House, at the heart of the historic Shenton Park Hospital precinct, will be restored by Fini Group and incorporate elements of health and wellness as inspiration for the development. 

Iris Residential, in partnership with Primewest, will deliver a mixed-use development featuring one, two and three-bedroom apartments catering for intergenerational living.

When complete, the precinct will include retail and commercial spaces, including a supermarket, health-related service providers, cafés and boutique retail businesses. Montario Quarter is located close to the Shenton Park train station and will ultimately accommodate over 1,100 new apartments and townhouses.

13 Sep 2019

Back to news article

Key services

Key people


Alkimos Beach sets the bar for world leadership green communities

Alkimos Beach in Perth’s northern coastal corridor has been awarded Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating for a residential master-planned project from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

Read more

First Australian apartments receive prestigious 6 Star Green Star rating

Shout Ridge, a residential development in the Defence Housing Australia (DHA) Crimson Hill precinct at Lindfield, has just been awarded a 6 Star Green Star - Multi Unit Residential Design v1 Certified Rating.

Read more

New Electrical Associate sparks opportunity for Perth team

Cundall has welcomed Derek Farman as Electrical Associate in their Perth office. With over 13 years’ experience as an electrical design engineer in the UK and Australia, Derek brings proven experience in planning, managing and leading large scale new build projects.

Read more

Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

Learn more about we do and how you can build your career at Cundall

Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.