■ LOT 30 SALVADO ROAD – JOLIMONT
Client: Giorgi Group
Area/Location: Corner Salvado Road and Alison Drive, Jolimont
Size of Development: 17 three storey Grouped Dwellings
Role: Statutory Planning – Development Application
KEY PROCESSES AND EXPERIENCES:
- Infill development
- Design review
- Planning approvals
- Development Assessment Panel
PROJECT OVERVIEW, KEY CHALLENGES AND PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS
The site is located at the north western portion of the Parkside Walk Precinct in Jolimont (Parkside Walk), a residential development and subdivision by the State’s land developer, Development WA (formerly Landcorp). Parkside Walk is a former nursery and depot site which is to be transformed into a residential precinct with approximately 300 dwellings and single residential lots. The site acts as a transition between the existing residential development on the northern side of Salvado Road and the future higher density development within Parkside Walk.
Rowe Group was appointed by Giorgi Group in August 2019 following successfully purchasing the property from Development WA with the intention to develop the site for residential purposes. Rowe Group was appointed as the specialist town planning consultant on the project to prepare the Development Application for lodgement with the Town of Cambridge (Town) and for determination by the Metro Inner-North Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).
The proposal was considered by the Town’s Design Review Panel (DRP) on a number of occasions (both prior to lodgement of the Development Application and during the Application process) and the design evolved over a lengthy eight-month Application process. Gaining support from the DRP was a key objective for the Client, however this proved insurmountable despite significant improvements and modifications in the design and a willingness from the developer to satisfy the DRP’s feedback. The final design outcome results from the that review process has delivered an improved design that has addressed the Design Review Panel requests. This development is a great example of the intent of how the design review process can deliver a much-improved design outcome.
The JDAP resolved to approve the development in May 2020.