Q. What is the Carine Rise development?
A. It is the redevelopment of the 7.93 hectare former Carine TAFE site by LandCorp, Cedar Woods Properties Ltd and the St Ives Group.
Carine Rise incorporates single housing lots, apartments, a residential aged care facility, a retirement village, and a mixed use commercial development.
Almost a hectare of land is dedicated to public open spaces with the designed to incorporate the area’s natural features and create a range of recreational spaces for people to enjoy.
Q. Where is it located?
A. Carine Rise is located approximately 15 kilometres north of Perth CBD, bordered by Marmion Avenue and Almadine Drive Carine. It is neighboured by the suburbs of Gwelup, Hamersley, Duncraig, Greenwood, Warwick, Waterman and Karrinyup.
Once all is complete, the Carine Rise development will be well-integrated with these surrounding communities, close to local schools, parklands, shopping centres and sporting and public transport facilities.
Q. How will this development benefit the community?
A. Perth’s population is rapidly growing and coupled with an overall ageing trend in our community, Carine Rise caters for this and be well-integrated with its neighbouring suburbs. Carine Rise provides a range of dwelling types and sizes to compliment local housing options.
Carine Rise is a standout example of an effective infill project that is in line with the State Government’s Directions 2031 and Beyond policy where the community will be connected to existing transport and infrastructure.
The City of Stirling identified this site as a key location for the provision of facilities to cater for an ageing population. It will be the first aged care facility and retirement village in the area integrated with a range of independent living, housing choices and commercial mixed-use options.
Q. Was community input been taken into account?
A. The Structure Plan for Carine Rise is fully endorsed by the City of Stirling and the Western Australian Planning Commission. The proposed heights of buildings were adjusted in the final version of the Structure Plan in response to stakeholder and community feedback.
The visual impact of larger-scale buildings are minimised as they are situated in the centre and western sections of the site, away from existing development whilst buildings with less height will be located on the edges of the site with attractive streetscapes. The denser development of the site was part of a strategy to maximise its capacity to retain more than half the site’s trees.
Q.Is there be any Department of Housing residential development at Carine Rise?
A. Carine Rise provides a range of dwelling types and sizes to compliment local housing options, however no land or dwellings within Carine Rise were sold to the Department of Housing.
Q. The approvals process for development was extensive. Why is this?
First the site needed to be rezoned from Public Purpose to Urban under the Metropolitan Region Scheme and from Education to Development Zone under the City of Stirling’s District Planning Scheme.
A comprehensive consultation with stakeholders and the local community over a two year period which included community workshops and open days, the formation of a stakeholder reference group, bus tours and site visits and multiple communications via surveys and newsletters. The information we gathered from these initiatives was invaluable and enabled us to develop the best possible plan.
The time taken to refine the design elements outlined in the Local Structure Plan led to the best possible outcome with all the required approvals to move to the development phase in place and construction expected to take place by mid-2013.
Q. What steps were made to retain the natural environment of the area?
A. Special consideration was given to the existing natural environment and the retention of significant trees in the area with almost a hectare of land dedicated to public open spaces under the Plan. This exceeded the statutory requirements for the provision of public open space at developments.
Public open spaces were strategically designed to incorporate the area’s natural features. Some existing natural features of the area was also utilised to create attractive streetscapes.
Q. What housing options were available?
A. A diverse range of housing options were available, strategically designed to serve the broad community and support our growing population.
Catering for young families right through to seniors, housing opportunities at Carine Rise included 110 residential townhouses and apartments, a retirement village with 161 apartments and a residential aged care facility for 120 people.
There was also a mixed use commercial development to complement the existing retail centre on Almadine Drive.