Montario Quarter earns 6-star rating

Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt and LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra at the new Montario Quarter park.
Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt and LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra at the new Montario Quarter park.

THE Shenton Park Montario Quarter development has been awarded six stars under the Green Stars Communities framework for its approach to sustainability.

It is the highest accreditation achievable through the Green Building Council Australia.

Montario Quarter is the first urban village development in WA to achieve the sought-after 6-Star rating.

Lands Minister Ben Wyatt said it was an outstanding example of how modern, vibrant and sustainable communities could be created in the 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 2000 residents while retaining established bushland and reinvigorating one of Perth’s most important heritage places,” he said.

Mr Wyatt opened the first stage of the parklands at the development last week.

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; and

– Encouraging access to locally-sourced fresh food, with design guidelines requiring developers to install a community garden as part of their development.

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