■ HERDSMAN BUSINESS PRECINCT
Area: Osborne Park
The Herdsman Business Precinct has predominately been an industrial area but due to its proximity to Glendalough Train Station and Perth Central Business District it is now undergoing a transition towards a greater mix of land-use activities.
To assist in the renewal of the Herdsman Business Precinct and the greater area of Osborne Park, the City of Stirling and Western Australian Planning Commission have been undertaking detailed structure planning. Implementation of the structure planning will see a move away from industrial to mixed-use development, modelled on Transit Orientated Design. These future changes will better utilise the current rapid transit systems and the planned light rail route along Scarborough Beach Road.
As a result of the evolving nature of the planning processes for the Business Park, the City of Stirling has adopted an interim Policy that restricts development throughout much of the Precinct to a maximum height of two storeys and a maximum floor space permitted of 2,000m2, on any given site. Various owners in the Business Park have the view that these criteria are too restrictive, particularly with respect to large sites.
Several landowners have approached Rowe Group to prepare Town Planning submissions and assist with applications to the City for Development Approvals which would generate significant increases to these criteria. As the lead consultant, Rowe Group has facilitated Planning Approvals for a number of new office towers within the Precinct through the Metro North West Joint Development Assessment Panel. Implementation of these approvals will assist in the renewal of the Precinct as it becomes a sought-after destination for office development.
MULTI-STOREY OFFICE AND CAFÉ: 302 SELBY STREET, OSBORNE PARK
Rowe Group was appointed to coordinate an Application for Planning Approval for a multi-storey office and café development at Lot 301 Selby Street, Osborne Park in conjunction with Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects. As the Application exceeded the $7 million cost threshold set by the Development Assessment Panel Regulations, it was required to be determined by the North West Joint Development Assessment Panel.
The $93 million development consists of three office buildings of 4, 7 and 12 storeys with cafés provided on the ground floor to provide for interaction between the public and private realms. Multi-storey deck car parking is integrated into the development to meet tenant requirements whilst enhancing the streetscape appearance of the development.
The proposal is a significant office development within the Herdsman Business Precinct and will be a pronounced landmark. Stage 1 of the development is expected to commence construction in 2014.
On behalf of the landowner, Rowe Group successful negotiated approval of the development through the North West Joint Development Assessment Panel.
MULTI-STOREY OFFICE AND CAFÉ: 35 WALTERS DRIVE, OSBORNE PARK (SKIPPERS TRANSPORT PTY LTD)
Rowe Group was engaged to prepare and lodge an Application for Planning Approval for a multi-storey office and café development at Lot 9 Walters Drive, Osborne Park in conjunction with Oldfield Knott Architects. The development consists of two Office Towers of 11 and 12 storeys providing for a combined office floorspace of approximately 23,000m2.
The $72 million dollar proposal will be a landmark development located on the corner of the proposed Hutton Street extension and Walters Drive. The proposal is expected to be a catalyst for future development of a similar nature within the locality.
Rowe Group was responsible for securing approval of the development through the Metro North West Joint Development Assessment Panel. This included negotiating for the setting aside of land to facilitate the Hutton Street extension which will be an important new connection to the Precinct.
MULTI-STOREY OFFICE AND CAFÉ: 20 WALTERS DRIVE, OSBORNE PARK (BUXTON HOLDINGS PTY LTD)
Rowe Group was engaged to assist in facilitating Planning Approval for a multi-storey office, convenience store and café development on Lots 168 and 169 Walter Drive.
After securing an initial approval for the development through the Metro North West Joint Development Panel, Rowe Group successfully secured approval for an Amendment to the development under Regulation 17 of the Development Assessment Panel Regulations. Regulation 17 allows for approval of amendments to a development already approved by a Development Assessment Panel.
This $27.5 million development represents another successful Planning Approval negotiated by Rowe Group through the Metro North West Joint Development Assessment Panel within the Herdsman Business Precinct. Construction of the development is now complete with tenancies occupied.