26/05/2017 - 14:27

Contractors sought for Shenton Park Hospital redevelopment

26/05/2017 - 14:27

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Early works have begun on the state government’s planned redevelopment of the Shenton Park Hospital into a residential and retail precinct, with expressions of interest for the first two lots to open next week.

Contractors sought for Shenton Park Hospital redevelopment
Rita Saffioti says more than 25 per cent of Montario Quarter will be public open space. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Early works have begun on the state government’s planned redevelopment of the Shenton Park Hospital into a residential and retail precinct, with expressions of interest for the first two lots to open next week.

Lands Minister Rita Saffioti said today the first steps had been taken towards the transformation of the site into the Montario Quarter, which will offer about 1,500 new apartments and townhouses, together with a shopping precinct of over 5,000 square metres of floor space.

Expressions of interest will be sought over the coming two weeks for the first two lots on the precinct, while LandCorp has contracted RJ Vincent and Pritchard Francis to undertake early works on the 10-year project.

“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,” Ms Saffioti said.

"The 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.

"More than 25 per cent 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."

The former state government revealed development plans for the site in January last year, which include the retention of Victoria House and the façade of the G-block building in a heritage precinct.

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