- Montario Quarter WA's first urban infill development to be awarded 6 Stars under the Green Stars Communities framework
- A "world leadership" standard in sustainable development at Shenton Park precinct has been achieved
- New parkland at Montario Quarter unveiled to public for the first time as the urban village takes shape
Marking the official opening of stage one of the McGowan Government's Montario Quarter to the public, Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt today announced that the infill community has been recognised as being among the world's leading master-planned developments.
For its approach to sustainability, it has been awarded an unprecedented 6-Stars under the Green Star Communities framework, which is the highest accreditation achievable through the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA).
Montario Quarter is the first urban village development in Western Australia to achieve the sought-after 6-Star rating, which recognises the McGowan Government's commitment to the achievement of sustainability principles across governance, innovation, design, liveability, economic prosperity and environment.
Key sustainability elements at Montario Quarter include:
- Retention and celebration of cultural heritage
- More than 25 per cent of the site retained as public open space
- More than 50 per cent of the development comprising building and landscaping elements that reduce solar reflectance and the urban heat island effect
- Improved building energy and water use performance through sustainable building design guidelines resulting in lower greenhouse gases and operating costs
- Interpretive trails within the public realm to promote community understanding of sustainability, rehabilitation and heritage
- A community garden in the central public open space
- Waste reduction - more than 60 percent of demolition waste reused or recycled
- Early community engagement to identify local values for the retention of key heritage and environmental features
- Encouraging access to locally-sourced fresh food, with design guidelines requiring developers to install a community garden as part of their development
Lands Minister Ben Wyatt today officially opened the first stage of the new state-of-the-art parklands at the development, which is taking shape on the site of the former Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital.
Comments attributed to Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt:
"Montario Quarter is an outstanding example of how modern, vibrant and sustainable communities can be created in our city's established inner suburbs.
"LandCorp has consulted widely to achieve a new benchmark in smart design and liveability, creating an urban village for more than 2,000 residents, while retaining established bushland and reinvigorating one of Perth's most important heritage places.
"It can rightly be proud of its attention to sustainability principles, which have been recognised with this 6-Star Green Star rating and will enrich the quality of living for future residents and surrounding neighbours."
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