Swanbourne Village transit oriented development

urbanplan delivered a positive outcome for a transit oriented proposal through a Scheme Amendment process that substantiated to the Town Council of Cottesloe an increase the residential density coding to enable a 13 unit modular development. The Scheme Amendment Submission necessitated detailed analysis of the site and situation in the context of the whole Swanbourne Village as the proposal forms part of that local centre. To further substantiate the Scheme Amendment, a Local Development Plan detailed the final development form.

The subject land is situated at the southwest corner of the Swanbourne Village at the intersection of Congdon Street 80 metres from the Swanbourne railway station and presents as an exemplar transit oriented development opportunity.

To respond to the changing local market and enable aging in place, the proposed development comprises a variety of one, two and three bedroom units in a cluster of individual building modules around a courtyard setting. The development ranges from one to four levels, two of which are underground, and presents as a two to three storey fa├žade to Railway and Congdon Streets with underground parking and rooftop gardens. The siting of the modules is in response to:

  • setbacks to adjoining boundaries
  • solar access
  • breezeways
  • outlook and aspect

The development is contextually scaled urban built form that relates well to the Cottesloe and Claremont local planning schemes and strategies applied to Swanbourne Village and emulates state strategic planning policy and Metroplan initiatives.