Towers to dot Claremont

Eight-storey “gateway” developments will dot the fringes of the Claremont CBD, a new document has revealed. Plans shown to key landowners by the council include five areas earmarked for high-rise development, all next to prominent intersections. At the centre is the block between Avion Way and Church Lane, minus the heritage-listed former Wesley Church. Property developer Kuraland has applied to the State Development Assessment Unit to build a 17-storey tower at 22 St Quentin Avenue, on part of the earmarked block (St Quentin’s high-rise out of Claremont’s hands, POST, August 28). A briefing pack prepared for the council by planning consultants Taylor Burrell Barnett moots a pedestrian bridge that would link Church Lane to the south side of Stirling Highway.

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Property developers’ hearts might’ve skipped a beat this week when they saw the “For Sale” sign in front of Shenton College. “Perfect for the (very) large family!” boasted the blurb on the sign. “Hundreds of metres of alfresco dining! “Multiple His and Hers bathrooms! “Magnificent panoramic views!” While other schools were suspending their whole Year 12 cohort for throwing water bombs on their “muck-up day”, the kids of Shenton College were showing impressive entrepreneurship by attempting to flog a 14ha parcel of Perth’s best land. “I’m proud of them,” Shenton College principal Michael Morgan said.

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