By Megan Gammon | 11 Dec 2017

Urbis and Landcorp won the ‘Improving Planning Processes and Practices’ category at the PIA WA Planning Excellence Awards 2017.

LandCorp’s redevelopment of the former Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital, Montario Quarter, is set to become a thriving new urban village that will bring a new chapter into the colourful century-long history of the hospital site.

To achieve the vision for Montario Quarter an innovative approach was required to address the shortcomings of an outdated local planning scheme. Megan Gammon, Associate Director, led the improvement scheme.

The result? Enhanced development outcomes through application of the first Improvement Plan and Scheme in a metropolitan consolidation context.

This category seeks to award an initiative that takes planning policy and strategy into practice and in doing so achieves a great planning outcome.

In giving the award, PIA’s judging panel said: “The Montario Quarter Improvement Plan and Scheme effectively demonstrates the collaborative process required to translate planning policy and strategy into practice and provides a road-map for future projects.

“The efficiencies achieved through application of this process are noted, together with the positive planning culture that resulted, creating a community of lasting value.”

Urbis’ multidisciplinary team has been active in the Shenton Park project. LandCorp, Western Australia’s land development agency, commissioned Urbis to provide planning, urban design, economic and market research, and landscape architecture services for Shenton Park.

Urbis is still closely involved in the project through preparation of both private and public realm design guidelines and a suite of Improvement Scheme policies, as well as an ongoing advisory role to LandCorp.

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