Shenton Park Hospital Redevelopment

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An artist's impression of Victoria House and the retail centre in the heart of the development.

Redevelopment plans released for public comment

Following extensive stakeholder and community engagement, the redevelopment of the former Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site has taken a step closer with proposed plans released for public comment by the State Government.

The release of the Improvement Scheme, which includes the Structure Plan and Design Guidelines is a significant milestone and result of extensive community and stakeholder input and master planning led by LandCorp. Click here to see the plans.

The Scheme provides the statutory planning for a new urban village including a range of modern housing options with high quality design, alongside a mix of cafes, shops and community facilities, including 23% of public open space to support retention of trees within the existing landscape setting.

The Improvement Scheme and associated planning documents will be available online for public comment by visiting www.planning.wa.gov.au/shentonpark Public submissions close 5pm Monday 18 April 2016.

As part of the extensive community engagement program, LandCorp will hold Information Sessions for the public to learn more about the redevelopment and to speak to a member of the project team.

Redevelopment plans released for public comment

Following extensive stakeholder and community engagement, the redevelopment of the former Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site has taken a step closer with proposed plans released for public comment by the State Government.

The release of the Improvement Scheme, which includes the Structure Plan and Design Guidelines is a significant milestone and result of extensive community and stakeholder input and master planning led by LandCorp. Click here to see the plans.

The Scheme provides the statutory planning for a new urban village including a range of modern housing options with high quality design, alongside a mix of cafes, shops and community facilities, including 23% of public open space to support retention of trees within the existing landscape setting.

The Improvement Scheme and associated planning documents will be available online for public comment by visiting www.planning.wa.gov.au/shentonpark Public submissions close 5pm Monday 18 April 2016.

As part of the extensive community engagement program, LandCorp will hold Information Sessions for the public to learn more about the redevelopment and to speak to a member of the project team.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Here is my question: (please excuse me if you have already received this but I am not certain if my first attempt went through) Why is the draft master plan proposal to destroy 50% of the bushland at the western end of the site, when the public consultation outcomes to date, the Minister’s wishes and representations, Landcorp’s stated objective is to implement and comply with Government policy and the applicable Government planning and environmental policy, dictate that the bushland should be saved in its entirety? Specifically: a) In Minister Redman’s May 2014 media release, as the Minister responsible, he recognised the importance of the bushland and represented that it would be largely saved, ie "“There is also recognition of the key biodiversity corridor, the bushland vegetation in the western boundary of the site, which will be largely retained as part of the development.”; b) the 2013 Carnabys Cockatoo Recovery Plan, a joint environmental policy document of the State and Federal Governments, states that all vegetation that provides food resources in the non-breeding season is critical to their survival and thee recovery objective is to enhance habitat critical for their survival in their non-breeding range. The Carnabys and Red Tails forage in this bushland almost everyday and the vegetation is a rich food resource; c) State Government State Planning Policy 2.8, requires that proposals and decision makers should: 1) support a general presumption against the clearing of bushland for areas, in which species of national environmental significance (NES) are present, in this case, the western suburbs flock of Carnaby's Cockatoos is an NES; and 2) pro-actively seek to safeguard, enhance and establish ecological linkages between Bush Forever areas (in this case neigbouring Shenton Bushland and Underwood Avenue Bushland); d) the public consultation to date shows the bushland and mature trees at the site are highly valued and the public wants them preserved; e) the long term functionality and viability of the bushland depends on as much of it being preserved as possible; f) the residences proposed for the bushland could be distributed elsewhere on the site. Thank you, Linda J Rogers, Emeritus Professor

    Linda J Rogers asked about 4 years ago

    Thank you for your question.

    A biodiversity corridor has been identified along the western boundary of the site. It is proposed that a considerable portion of bushland vegetation within this corridor will be retained and enhanced as part of the development. Environmental approvals will be sought for all relevant stages of the redevelopment process to ensure the project meets environmental requirements.

    LandCorp has also reviewed the draft master plan against the following:

    1. Environmental Protection Act 1986

    2. Wildlife Conservation Act 1950

    3. Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

    4. SPP 2.8 Bushland Policy for the Perth Metropolitan Region

    5. State Greenways Plan ‘A Strategic Plan for Perth’s Greenways’

    6. City of Nedlands’ Greenways Policy

    7. Draft Bedbrook Place Biodiversity Local Planning Policy

    8. Western Suburbs Greening Plan

    9. City of Nedlands Natural Areas Management Plan 2013-2018

    LandCorp has also had the draft master plan assessed against the “Significant Test for Commonwealth Matters of National Environmental Significance”. This assessment advises that a referral under the EPBC Act is not required however LandCorp may still make a referral as per other projects within this locality.

    Developing a master plan for this site is a complex balancing act that has to account for sometimes conflicting feedback, views and needs from the community and stakeholders.

    Feedback tells us that people are passionate about different aspects of the site, such as the gardens, bushland, heritage buildings, or the opportunity for a wider choice in residential housing options.

    Our challenge is to listen to the community feedback, take into account State and Local Government policies and build on the existing assets of the site in order to create a new urban future for the site.

    There will be continued opportunities for public consultation through the statutory planning and approvals process, which will commence later this year.

    Kind regards

    LandCorp Team





  • With so many new homes and families (1600 new homes), what facilities (schools, shops, GPs) will be built / allocated space during development of this site to services these new residents? Or will it be expected that the facilities in the surrounding area will be able to service these new residents? An example would be schooling. Currently the schooling in both Primary & Secondary in the area is at capacity and would not have the facilities or resources to accommodate 1600 new families even if only half had children at school age.

    Local resident asked about 4 years ago

    Hi

    Thanks for your interest in the project.

    The redevelopment, through its mixed use lots will provide an opportunity for the private sector to deliver a variety of facilities to new and existing residents. These include local convenience shopping, medical or other services which are suitable for the area.

    LandCorp has had discussions with the Department of Education and Shenton College regarding the redevelopment and proposed yield. The Department of Education are continually reviewing the need for additional school facilities and are actively involved in this area.

    Regards

    The LandCorp Team

  • Who owns the land to the north and west of the Shenton site and if the government has an interest what are the long term plans for those areas?

    Localresident asked over 4 years ago

    Thanks for your question.

    The land to the west and north of the Shenton Park Hospital site is currently owned by a number of private and not for profit organisations as well as the State Government. These sites are currently being utilised to provide services to the community and at this point we are not aware of any long terms plans for these uses to change. For further information we suggest contacting the City of Nedlands who are the local planning authority for this area.

    Regards

    LandCorp Team




  • Why is development of the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Centre site not already underway? The Government was aware the Centre was closing down and surely should have been planning to develop the site so work could commence as soon as the Centre was closed. Every day the site remains vacant costs the Government, and hence tax payers, a considerable amount of money.

    David asked over 4 years ago

    Thank you for your question.

    LandCorp was appointed by the State Government as the lead developer for the Shenton Park Campus in March 2014. Since then we have been working hard in the background; progressing the statutory planning process, which is required to be undertaken prior to development as well as consulting with the community to reshape the hospital campus. During this time we have also be investigating temporary uses for vacant buildings to keep the area activated whilst planning and all the necessary approvals take place.

    The overall advancement of the project requires a number of detailed investigations which could not be undertaken until the hospital was decommissioned in October 2014. These site investigations have commenced, and will inform the detailed planning and redevelopment of the site.

    LandCorp will continue to consult closely with Local Government, local businesses, current users and residents from the surrounding communities to develop the best possible outcomes for the site.



  • I would appreciate an estimate of the expected average zoning on the site, and an estimate of what the total population will be once the site is fully developed. I know the Landcorp website suggests this has not been determined, but I don't accept this as a reasonable answer. Whilst there may not be a definitive answer at this stage of the development, I am sure Landcorp's informed estimate is better than my uninformed guess. The answer will help me get a better feel for what to expect. For example, is the average zoning likely to be R20, which is what large parts of the City of Subiaco is? Or is the zoning more likely to be R80, which is similar to the flats along Cunningham Terrace in Daglish? Will it be higher than R80?

    David asked over 4 years ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The proposed draft masterplan has been modelled on the site’s ability to accommodate approximately 1600 new dwellings based on existing infrastructure, proximity to amenities, the natural environment, and access to public transport. This is in line with the State Government's Directions 2031 Policy and the City of Nedlands target of 3500 new homes to assist in accommodating the growing population of Perth in a sustainable manner.

    The draft masterplan identifies four distinct precincts – Heritage, Parkland, Woodland and College with the masterplan allowing for a range of housing types and zonings based on location specific criteria, which will be detailed in the statutory planning process, which will commence in 2015. It is anticipated that zonings will vary and will be dependent on the built form developments which occur on the site.

    The draft masterplan on the website identifies estimated height limits across the site ranging from 2-12 storeys in line with feedback
    received from the community and key stakeholders. An approximate zoning for the site could be R160/R170 however further work needs to be undertaken to determine the best development controls are put in place to ensure a quality outcome is achieved.




  • Which of the roads shown on the various plans are along the line of existing roads within the site?

    Sue asked over 4 years ago

    Thanks for your question. Please see the draft marked up plan below, showing were existing and future roads align. This isn't 100% accurate as it has been drawn by hand but gives an indication of the exisiting road network and how this has been integrated into the draft master plan.

    Please note, we haven't marked up existing car parks which will become development sites.

    Thanks and regards

    LandCorp Team




  • Can some land be set aside for a community fruit and vegetable garden? I have seen these in Asia and they work well for the community. Having locally grown fresh fruit and fresh vegetables free and available, is excellent for improving the health of residents and to encourage children to eat these more.

    TrishKM asked over 4 years ago

    Thank you very much for your suggestion. Ideas like this one will be considered as part of the place management strategy for the site. To keep informed about the progress of this project, please register your details and we will keep you updated.

    Thanks and regards

    The Landcorp Team

  • Fantastic opportunity for the state to make the most of this site given it's close proximity to the city and ocean via the train line. I believe a medium density development akin to what is currently occurring around Claremont Oval or Cockburn Central (and has happened around Subiaco station) would be great. Sites like this are perfect for that sort of development and should be encouraged more in Perth in order to minimise our dependency of car travel. Maximise the number of residential units in order to minimise car use and provide affordable housing options.

    Seanfromfreo asked over 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comments. If you are interested in finding out more about the draft masterplan for the Shenton Park Hospital Campus then please visit our Community Information Session on Saturday 6 December at Subiaco Community Centre. You are welcome to come along anytime between 9am and midday.

    Alternatively you can have your say online from Monday 8 December, when the draft masterplan will be available for public comment until the end of January on this website.

    Regards

    LandCorp Team

  • I would like to see this development having great connection to public transport such as Shenton Park train station. It will be great to see if there are some lots used to build medical or health care suites and areas for people over 55 years old to purchase lots to build their dream home. Will there be small cottage lots available and at affordable prices? Thanks

    Hoa Ngo asked over 4 years ago

    Thankyou for your question. LandCorp will be working to ensure it maximises the opportunities associated with the site's proximity to the Shenton Park Train Station and also the frequent bus network which operates along SelbyStreet.

    The redevelopment will provide a diversity of housing products which will assist in accommodating medical and health care suites as well as addressing multigenerational living. One element of this is to provide suitable housing options for over 55 year olds which could be done through a variety of housing products. The provision of 'cottage lots' has not yet been determined and it is unlikely that these would be seen as an 'affordable'product based on the estimate land value within the broader area.

    If you have further questions please contact Peter Hale - Peter.hale@landcorp.com.au Development Manager responsible for the Project

  • Could the 'Older Adult Mental Health Centre' be moved to the redevelopment site and their existing buildings be transferred to the Shenton College campus?

    Sue Straiton asked over 4 years ago

    Thankyou for your question.

    At this point in time LandCorp has not been given the mandate to investigate the swapping of land between Shenton College, the Older Adult Mental Health Centre and the Shenton Park Hospital site. The Department of Education are investigating various opportunities for new schools within the sub-regional area. LandCorp has been directed to redevelop the Shenton Park Hospital site in line with Government Policies such as Directions 2031 and Beyond and we are undertaking an extensive community and stakeholder engagement process to determine the future for the site. Included within this process is a Community Reference Group which Shenton College is represented on.

    Regards

    Landcorp Team




  • Are any parts of the site constrained by noise buffer of dogs home (we hear the dogs 1.5km away) or odour buffer of WWTP (very occasionally we can still smell the plan)?

    PerthWhite asked over 4 years ago

    This site is not within the WWTP buffer zone and is not impacted by any noise buffer from the dog’s home.

  • Difficult to tell from red boundary on sat image, but does redevelopment area include Workcover and sheltered housing on Bedbrook Pl? Pls confirm para quad centre and sheltered accommodation on Selby St is outside area. If improved kiss n ride at station/ drop off at school is warranted, can land swop outside the red line be considered? Similarly, why are views on land swop with UWA to save regionally significant bush not explicitly being sought/allowed for in consultation?

    PerthWhite asked over 4 years ago

    The redevelopment does not include Workcover or the sheltered housing on Bedbrock
    Place.
    The Para Quad centre and sheltered accommodation on Selby Street is outside the
    redevelopment boundary.

    The kiss n ride and school drop off is outside of LandCorp’s control but we are
    engaging with Shenton College and the public Transport Authority, so any
    opportunities will be considered.

    UWA is a private land owner and their development is outside the redevelopment area for Shenton Park. UWA have been engaged as part of the stakeholders engagement process.




  • Is the Paraquad Centre moving as well?

    ruthp asked over 4 years ago

    The Paraquad Centre is located outside the redevelopment site and is not relocating to Fiona Stanley Hospital.




  • I first placed these questions in the Forum section not realising that there was a FAQ section: 1. I have read that there could be up to 1600 dwellings in this development. I expect that demographic studies have been done in relation to the types of dwellings to be offered to facilitate infrastructure planning. Has any information been made available ? Expected Number in each age cohort eg. school age children etc 2. How was the community reference group chosen ? Were members selected by landcorp ? Was there a charter for the group?

    DB asked over 4 years ago

    Thanks for your question.

    This site is in a sought after residential location due to its proximity to schools, amenities, the coast, employment and the CBD. The site is also well serviced by bus transit services and is less than 400 meters walking distance from Shenton Park train station so many people could potentially benefit from reduced dependency on cars whilst enjoying the benefits of living in the western suburbs.

    The State Government’s Directions 2031 Policy sets the City of Nedlands a target of 3500 new homes to assist in accommodating the growing population of Perth in a sustainable manner. Our draft masterplan nominates an indicative number of dwellings of 1600, which we believe will meet sufficient demand over the project’s expected ten year life cycle. Our objective is to achieve a variety of dwelling types to ensure a range of generational and affordable living options are achieved however the number of these will be determined during the statutory planning process, commencing later this year and the range of options will ultimately be determined by a built form developer.

    As part of the community engagement process LandCorp established a Community Reference Group (CRG), with the objective of providing support to the Project’s Senior Officers Working Group and Steering Committee.

    Membership of the CRG is made up of representatives from the local councils; businesses; school; community groups; and residents who showed an early interest in engaging with us regarding the redevelopment of the site.A terms of reference for the CRG has been endorsed by the Group.

    Details of the CRG membership and their contact details are available on this website.

    Regards

    LandCorp Team







  • where is the discussion on the impact on surrounding educational institutions, road and transport access upgrades required, and height issues, and control of the overall long term aspect of such tall structures.

    rdbeeson asked about 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comment.

    LandCorp will continue to work closely with the relevant statutory authorities and in particular the transport agencies to determine any infrastructure upgrades required to support the project, however at this early stage of investigations no issues have been identified.

    Since August 2014, more than 600 people have shared their thoughts for the site through an online survey, telephone survey or a
    Community Design Forum held in October. Items discussed included infrastructure, bushland and density. This feedback and discussions helped shape the draft masterplan.

    A Community Reference Group (CRG) has been established to play a valuable role in the planning and redevelopment process.
    Members include key stakeholder groups, local residents, councillors from Subiaco and Nedlands as well as Shenton College’s Chairman. More details on the CRG members can be found on the website.

    During the future statutory planning process the appropriate controls will be put in place for the development of buildings. This process will be another opportunity for the community to provide input.




  • Sewage backflow into houses ( overflowing toilets in duplex end of CLubb St )and spillage in the area bounded by Selby St and Clubb St has been a major problem in the past as this area is low lying and excessive sewage backs up in the drainage system . With the massive increase in density planned for the redevelopment of this site how do the developers plan to overcome this problem before a disaster occurs? Perth's sewage system is ancient . Many of the clay pipes in the Western Suburbs were laid in the early 1900's and have not been replaced . The holding ponds on Brockway Rd have a limited capacity . What plans are there to extend and improve this public service in order to cater for such increased development as planned at the Shenton Park Hospital site ?

    Elaine jacoby asked about 4 years ago


    Thanks for your comment.

    LandCorp has been made aware of this during discussions with infrastructure agencies and will ensure that any development works will not contribute further to the issue. The aim is to resolve any reoccurring issues with sewage backflow within our control.

    LandCorp will be working closely with the Water Corporation to ensure additional sewage generated by new buildings as part of the redevelopment do not contribute to the issue and will be treated appropriately.


    At this point in time the Water Corporation have not flagged any capacity issues with their Brockway Road treatment plant, however any capacity issues will be identified during the technical planning and design for the site.

  • Will any land in this development be set aside for the public high school (Shenton College) next door? I.e an auditorium? I would assume that a proportion of this high density development will include families wanting to be in the intake zones of one of WA's best public secondary schools. What modeling has been done to see what an increase of demand would do on the resourcing (and land) needed for Shenton College? How is Landcorp and the Education Department working together on this issue?

    Jeremy asked about 4 years ago


    Thanks for your question Jeremy.

    LandCorp has engaged with both Shenton College and the Department of Education as part of the redevelopment process. At this stage no
    land has been specifically set aside for Shenton College however the master plan is flexible in its design to ensure such requests from the Department of Education could be considered.

    LandCorp will continue to engage with Shenton College Chairman, Roger Castle, who is also a member of the Project's Community
    Reference Group throughout the process.

    Regards

    The LandCorp Team