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.