Sabina Residential Development

Arts & Culture
The Client
Finbar Group Limited
Project Team
Daniel Lees
Principal - Planning
George Ashton
Associate - Planning
Kate Parker
Director / Principal - Arts & Culture
The Project

As a catalyst development site within the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan area, Finbar’s Sabina development features a 30-storey tower with 173 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and resort-style amenities in the riverside Applecross location. It is the first of the three towers on the 8072sqm site. The precinct is designed to link Canning Highway and Kintail Road via a shared pedestrian and car laneway, lined with commercial space for cafés, restaurants, small bars and boutique stores.

Our Role

element managed all facets of the statutory planning and approvals process to ensure Sabina delivered on its vision, whilst intensifying residential densities in the area and delivering significant improvements to the surrounding public realm. A key consideration was designing and planning for a staged delivery of the development, owning to the large landholding and dual road frontage.


We worked collaboratively with the City of Melville’s Design Advisory Group and the project team to progressively refine the design of the development, ensuring achievement of design excellence, strategic site outcomes and statutory compliance.

What We Delivered
  • Planning strategy and advice. 
  • Major development application and approval. 
  • Key stakeholder liaison and management.  
  • Wayfinding Strategy
  • Specification drawings detailing wayfinding elements to manufacturer’s requirement.

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