Swanbourne: A Village Within

The purpose of the planning report was to substantiate to the Cottesloe Council a proposed Scheme Amendment to increase the residential density coding from R20 to R80. The planning report pertains to the specific site, however, necessitates analysis of the site in the context of the Swanbourne Village as the proposal forms part of that local centre. In effect, the proposal represents a strata village within a village.

The aim of the Scheme Amendment is to justify the proposed mixed use, medium scaled, urban, built form, strata village while achieving the outcomes and objectives of the Perth & Peel @3.5 Million Metropolitan Central Sub-region Strategy. The emphasis being to exemplify consolidation of urban form at existing inner suburban centres on transport corridors. The proposed development emulates Swanbourne Village’s character by referencing potential residential densities within the local centre, mixed use composition, height, bulk, scale, orientation and appearance of built form.

The proposed development comprises 13 residential dwellings, two small offices and a performance studio. The modular layout positioned around a courtyard is respectful to and in conformity with the existing character of the Swanbourne Village core and sympathetic to the surrounding residential context.