The State Government has today announced the successful proponents of the first two development sites at LandCorp's Montario Quarter in Shenton Park.
TRG Properties, in partnership with Primewest, have secured Lot 37 - a 10,127sqm mixed-use site fronting Selby Street. Meanwhile, Fini Group will redevelop the heritage-listed Victoria House and surrounds on Lot 38.
The Montario Quarter developments will deliver more housing, business and entertainment options close to Shenton Park train station.
Expected to be delivered by 2020, TRG and Primewest's mixed-use development will feature ground floor retail and commercial space, including a supermarket, health-related service providers, specialist food and wine providers, cafés and other boutique retail offerings.
The repurposing of Victoria House, to be undertaken by Fini Group, is planned to draw on the history of the site by incorporating elements of health, wellness and art as inspiration for the development.
Each of the six wings of the former hospital building is planned to include opportunities for community activation such as food and beverage venues, artisan retail offerings, artist studios and a proposed furniture and homeware concept store.
Fini Group is also proposing an urban farm, combining a plant nursery, educational programs and the opportunity for residents and hospitality venues to cultivate produce through a 'farm to fork' connection.
Comments attributed to Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Today's announcement shows the exciting way forward for Montario Quarter and demonstrates how infill development can provide benefits to the whole community.
"The McGowan Government is committed to creating connected precincts around key METRONET stations, providing a range of housing, jobs and services to our growing population.
"The optimisation of Perth's heritage train lines - Fremantle, Armadale and Midland - is a key element of the McGowan Government's METRONET plan, and Montario Quarter is a good example of what we hope to achieve across the transport network.
"The development of the first two sites will bring fresh amenities and opportunities for community activation to an underutilised piece of land in the heart of Shenton Park.
"When complete, more than 25 per cent of the site will be public open space including retained bushland; walking trails; parklands; playground equipment and a nature play area, delivering a thriving urban village in a landscaped setting."
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