Frequently Asked

Questions

The Site & Project Team

Where is the site?

The site is located on West Coast Highway between The Plaza, Drakes Walk and Raleigh Road in Sorrento. 

 

Who is in control of the site?

Megara represents the landowners of the site and is a local boutique property group driven to realise projects that enhance West Australian living.

Megara undertakes residential projects that embody the best of lifestyle and landscape, delivering over $300 million worth of projects across WA, recognising that each location is individual and should be treated as such.

The project team are committed to working collaboratively with City of Joondalup, the State Government, local stakeholders, and residents as we progress our development of the site.

 

Why is Megara seeking to revitalise the site?

Megara recognise the wonderful attributes of the site and the potential to revitalise it as a thriving local hub where high quality amenities and built form respond to the beachside and community lifestyle that it can offer.

Megara and their project team believe the site offers an opportunity to create a unique precinct like no other existing along the coastline.

 

Who is planning the revitalisation of the site?  

The project team comprises several experienced and respected technical experts including:

 

The Planning Process

 

What is the planning process undertaken so far?

The project team have investigated the future redevelopment of the site to deliver a high-quality mixed-use precinct that responds to the needs and aspirations of the community and harnesses the opportunities that the site provides.

Part of the process was to review the existing planning framework (Sorrento Activity Centre Plan) to determine if it was delivering what was proposed, while concurrently working cohesively on development concepts that exemplify the vision for the site and its role in the community.

Concept designs were first presented to the local community and following an application to the State Development Assessment Unit in December 2021, the designs have been through a series s of State Design Review Panel reviews. You can access their comments here.

Following the review by the State Design Review Panel the application is to be advertised to the general public.

Concurrently, the Amendment to the Sorrento Activity Centre Plan will also be advertised, this document picks up on the updates needed in the plan to help deliver to community benefit outcomes proposed by this latest plan and development application.

 

Why is the Development Application and Amended Activity Centre Plan being advertised at the same time?

The Development Application and Amended Activity Centre Plan are being advertised at the same time so that the community can get a better insight into the actual built form outcome that can be delivered by the Amended Activity Centre plan, as shown in the detail of the Development Application.

 

How would the planning process consider traffic and car parking?

The management of vehicular access and car parking on site has been a high priority for the planning process.  The design is informed by a comprehensive transport assessment undertaken by traffic engineers Cardno.

Currently the site contains a number of public parking bays, across a complex arrangement of easements and in the road reserve.  These will be resolved as part of an integrated development.

The design includes an inwards only access from West Coast Drive to the commercial and public car parking, as well as a separate access and egress to residential car parking from Padbury Circle, meaning more even distribution of traffic and a safer pedestrian environment.

Proposed Site Uses

 

What uses are being considered for the site?

In keeping with the current planning framework, it will be a mixed-use precinct, which will provide residential accommodation, community amenity and hospitality/services venues.

The project team is working with current tenants who want to remain, along with some new hospitality offerings that will create the new Sorrento Community Hub.

Importantly, and as per the community feedback, there will be no fast food or restricted uses premises proposed.

 

What are some of the proposed features of the redevelopment of the site? 

The project provides:

  • High-quality built form design that responds to the local context, while considering the future needs of the community including hospitality and retail options.
  • Housing designed for local people to down-size, but not lose the same level of amenity provided by their single houses.
  • 5-Star Green Star building that exceeds local environmental requirements.
  • Activation of the streetscape to bring more life to the area.
  • Public piazza with connectivity to the Beach, Plaza and Geneff Park.
  • Public and commercial parking that exceeds load planning requirements.
  • Considered development that includes the whole Sorrento Activity Centre sans the BP site as one integrated development.

 

How can I buy an apartment?

Please register for more information so we may be able to contact you as we move to the next phases of the project.

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