Seacliff Park Development Site

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Seacliff Park Residential & Centre DPA (Cement Hill)

Update November 2020

The Planning Minister has approved a request from Marion and Holdfast Bay Councils to rezone the “Cement Hill” site at Seacliff Park. This paves the way for this unused land being redeveloped with houses, apartments, quality open space, and retail outlets.

The councils have worked with landowners the Seacliff Group for a number of years to create the opportunity for the site to be developed.

The rezoning was approved on 19 November and will involve:

  • Cities of Marion and Holdfast Bay’s Development Plans changed to incorporate the rezoning of the Cement Hill site to Suburban Neighourhood Zone

The site is located within both the City of Marion and the City of Holdfast Bay and is referred to informally as ‘Cement Hill’ or the Lorenzin/Monier site.

Background

The site is located prominently at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Scholefield Road, with the latter road being one of the main entrances into the predominantly residential areas of Seacliff Park, Kingston Park and Marino, and to a lesser extent Hallett Cove. The Boral Linwood Quarry access road is located adjacent the southern boundary of the site.

The site has historically been used for quarrying, concrete manufacturing, domestic land fill, concrete roofing tile manufacturing and as a depot for a construction company.

The visually derelict appearance to the land has been a major issue for residents in the surrounding suburbs for many years. In addition there are known issues in relation to contamination and stormwater on the site and existing issues with traffic management in the surrounding area.

The relatively discrete nature of the land and its proximity to public transport services and recreation facilities provides an opportunity to consider alternative forms of development to the neighbouring low-density residential uses. The slope of the land and its ability to provide coastal views enhances its consideration for multi-level medium density residential development, with the lower, flatter portions of the site being suitable for shopping and community facilities which are otherwise underprovided for in the locality.

Key Objectives

  • To encourage the redevelopment of the unsightly and contaminated former industrial land at the entrance/gateway to Marino.
  • To facilitate safer quarry vehicle access and a better arrangement between quarry traffic and residences.

Background information

This has been a long term project involving the City of Marion, private land owners, the quarry operator and adjacent Holdfast Bay Council.

Following a community engagement process in 2012, which sought the local community’s aspirations for the site, numerous investigations were undertaken and a draft Development Plan Amendment (DPA) was created.

To find out more about the site and its history please visit the City of Marion website.


Seacliff Park Residential & Centre DPA (Cement Hill)

Update November 2020

The Planning Minister has approved a request from Marion and Holdfast Bay Councils to rezone the “Cement Hill” site at Seacliff Park. This paves the way for this unused land being redeveloped with houses, apartments, quality open space, and retail outlets.

The councils have worked with landowners the Seacliff Group for a number of years to create the opportunity for the site to be developed.

The rezoning was approved on 19 November and will involve:

  • Cities of Marion and Holdfast Bay’s Development Plans changed to incorporate the rezoning of the Cement Hill site to Suburban Neighourhood Zone

The site is located within both the City of Marion and the City of Holdfast Bay and is referred to informally as ‘Cement Hill’ or the Lorenzin/Monier site.

Background

The site is located prominently at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Scholefield Road, with the latter road being one of the main entrances into the predominantly residential areas of Seacliff Park, Kingston Park and Marino, and to a lesser extent Hallett Cove. The Boral Linwood Quarry access road is located adjacent the southern boundary of the site.

The site has historically been used for quarrying, concrete manufacturing, domestic land fill, concrete roofing tile manufacturing and as a depot for a construction company.

The visually derelict appearance to the land has been a major issue for residents in the surrounding suburbs for many years. In addition there are known issues in relation to contamination and stormwater on the site and existing issues with traffic management in the surrounding area.

The relatively discrete nature of the land and its proximity to public transport services and recreation facilities provides an opportunity to consider alternative forms of development to the neighbouring low-density residential uses. The slope of the land and its ability to provide coastal views enhances its consideration for multi-level medium density residential development, with the lower, flatter portions of the site being suitable for shopping and community facilities which are otherwise underprovided for in the locality.

Key Objectives

  • To encourage the redevelopment of the unsightly and contaminated former industrial land at the entrance/gateway to Marino.
  • To facilitate safer quarry vehicle access and a better arrangement between quarry traffic and residences.

Background information

This has been a long term project involving the City of Marion, private land owners, the quarry operator and adjacent Holdfast Bay Council.

Following a community engagement process in 2012, which sought the local community’s aspirations for the site, numerous investigations were undertaken and a draft Development Plan Amendment (DPA) was created.

To find out more about the site and its history please visit the City of Marion website.