Green light at Claremont

THE Town of Claremont has adopted the North East Precinct Structure Plan, paving the way for mixed use development around Claremont Oval. The structure plan, prepared by planners Taylor Burrell Barnett, is for the 9.4-hectare area of land on the northern side of Claremont train station bounded by the railway line, Graylands Road, Davies Road and Lapsley Road. The plan includes residential development on the perimeter of Claremont Oval, with commercial and retail developments along Shenton Road and at the train station. The plan provides for 12 single lots averaging 281 square metres, and in the order of 500 apartments with an average apartment size of 125sqm. The housing mix is expected to contain a number of one-bedroom apartments and studios and two-bedroom apartments. In addition, a total of 3,400sqm of retail space and 11,700sqm of commercial floor space is provided in the structure plan. Six-storey developments will be located on the corner of Shenton and Davies roads, as well as a second location on Davies Road with views to the lake and golf course. The council’s approval follows a three-week public feedback period, with 359 submissions received. Among the main areas of contention highlighted by analysis of public submissions related to the height of the proposed buildings.

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