Montario Quarter - Heritage Interpretation

The Client
Project Team
Nerida Moredoundt
Principal Architect - Heritage
Ben Kent
Principal - Place
Marisa Santosa
Graphic Designer
The Project

Place Plan, Heritage Interpretation and Community Development Plan

The former Shenton Park Hospital is a unique place with a strong history and local identity. From its early days as a hospital and isolation unit for infectious disease, it has remained an important State Government asset and includes heritage listed buildings such as Victoria House and Sir George Bedbrook Spinal Unit. In 2014, services were relocated to the State Rehabilitation Centre at Fiona Stanley Hospital and the site is now a rare infill opportunity for integrated urban living.

Our Role

To support the master planning process, element was appointed to complete a Community Development Plan. This strategic document assessed the existing and future needs of the local community, the availability of current infrastructure, facilities and services and defined a framework for community development, meeting the Green Star Communities National Framework guidelines.  A series of unique community development themes were created along with a customised implementation plan to guide programming and place activation, community capacity building, governance and management as well as stakeholder engagement and communications. We also documented the site’s history into a user friendly brochure for community and marketing use.


The Community Development Plan aligns with the Green Star Communities Framework Liveability Principles and provides a guiding document for community development activity that bring DevelopmentWA's vision for the site to life. The actions and strategies were designed to empower residents and community groups to ultimately take stewardship. The work also integrates community development initiatives to support project positioning, marketing and sales strategies.

What We Delivered
  • Community development vision
  • Community development plan
  • Place activation plan
  • Graphic design
  • Oral and written history
  • Greenstar accreditation alignment

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