07/07/2021 - 12:30

Apartments set for Shenton Park

07/07/2021 - 12:30

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Momentum Wealth’s $18 million proposal to develop 62 apartments across two six-storey buildings in Shenton Park has been approved.

The apartment complex is planned for the intersection of Evans Street and Railway Road. Image: DKO Architects

Momentum Wealth’s $18 million proposal to develop 62 apartments across two six-storey buildings in Shenton Park has been approved.

Designed by DKO, the project plans to comprise a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as a commercial tenancy for a cafe located along Evans Street and Railway Road.  

Momentum has amalgamated six lots to create a 3,235 square metre site, making it one of the largest development sites near the Shenton Park train station and the largest in the area with applicable density coding.

Four of the lots (97, 99 and 101 Evans Street, and 375 Railway Road) have been vacant for about 21 years, with Momentum planning to demolish the office and single house on the remaining parcels.

The land parcel is located within walking distance to the Shenton Park train station (75 metres) and is 250 metres from Shenton College.

Source: JDAP meeting agenda. 

The project has been modified since submitting plans last year, in a bid to satisfy concerns over bulk and scale.

During the public consultation process 60 submissions were received, with 15 in support of the project (25 per cent) and 39 objecting (65 per cent) and six providing comment only (10 per cent).

Key issues raised included building height (six storeys including a basement level), proposed street setbacks and overshadowing.

Returning to the drawing board earlier this year, Momentum submitted revised plans making alterations to the allocation of the bulk of the building and increasing deep soil planting.

The City of Subiaco recommended the project for refusal, pointing to inconsistencies with the local planning framework’s element objectives in relation to aspects including setbacks and building height.

However, the Metro Inner-North Joint Development Assessment Panel gave the project the green light yesterday.

Source: JDAP meeting agenda. 

Momentum Wealth head of development Philip Anderson said the development, with an estimated project value of $44 million, would provide high-quality housing for different demographics.

“There is significant growing demand within the area for additional housing options and the location of this project, close to the CBD and top-rated schools, will also appeal to young professionals and families,” he said.

“The project will also cater for the downsizer market who are looking to sell the family home but want to remain in the western suburbs.

“When designing this apartment building, we wanted to retain the sense of community that Shenton Park is known for and we have worked with the architects to incorporate open community space on the ground floor that everyone can enjoy.

“It is fantastic that the Metro Inner-North Joint Development Assessment Panel has recognised the significance of this project and the positive contribution it will have on the Shenton Park area.”

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