Claremont on the Park has been recognised as a leading example of quality infill development, taking out the Urban Renewal category in the 2021 UDIA Awards for Excellence.
The master planned residential development, built around the existing Claremont Oval, was commended by judges for its success in transforming an underutilised sporting facility into a vibrant activity centre in the heart of an established suburb.
With the majority of residential development now complete, and retail and community facilities open, Claremont on the Park has fulfilled DevelopmentWA’s vision of becoming a connected and sustainable transport-orientated precinct.
“A key part of our work is to transform underused sites in established Perth suburbs to create new homes and jobs for Western Australians, as our population grows,” said DevelopmentWA Chief Executive Frank Marra.
“We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to achieve at Claremont on the Park – creating a range of striking new homes, retail, cultural and community spaces around the historic Claremont Oval to deliver a thriving new residential precinct with a truly unique sense of place.”
Planning for Claremont on the Park commenced in 2012. Today, the precinct comprises 11,700sqm of commercial space, 2,600sqm of retail space and more than 750 new homes. Almost 30 per cent of the project area is publicly accessible open space, with the Claremont Oval forming a village green at the heart of the development.
Also recognised in the precinct’s award win was DevelopmentWA’s pioneering approach to ensuring positive community outcomes, as demonstrated through its partnership with FORM to create The Goods Shed.
“Working with FORM, we’ve been able to transform a dilapidated heritage railway building into an award-winning facility open to all,” said Mr Marra.
“The Goods Shed is now a popular cultural and community hub where people can meet, learn and create. It’s a great example of our commitment to working with established communities to ensure our infill developments enhance and support the areas they inhabit.”