Claremont on the Park is a 9.4 ha urban transformation project by LandCorp, which will see the historic Claremont Oval’s fringes reimagined as a vibrant residential, commercial and retail precinct.
RPS was the lead environmental consultant on the redevelopment project, which will deliver more than 750 new homes for the area and enhanced connections with the existing suburb of Claremont, which has traditionally been divided by the railway corridor.
Engaged in 2013, RPS was responsible for reviewing existing reports and undertaking additional detailed environmental site investigations within the Claremont Football Club, Claremont Police Citizens Youth Centre, (PCYC), Perth Transport Authority (PTA) Car Park, Shenton Road and Former Goods Shed Site.
Our team also drafted a Remediation Action Plan (RAP) to allow for appropriate site remediation to be conducted in a safe manner. The contamination investigation and remediation program, detailed in a series of site remediation and validation reports, were subject to review by a Contaminated Sites Auditor (CSA). The development lots have subsequently been reclassified by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) as decontaminated.
A key challenge for Claremont on the Park was the short timeframe allocated for completion of investigation and reporting works, however our environmental specialists were able to develop a high-efficiency program for site investigations and reporting, in keeping with the project’s critical path timeline.
The site area was increased following commissioning and commencement of investigation works, but our environmental scientists and dedicated field team were quickly remobilised to finalise the investigation and incorporate the findings into the report without delays to the delivery date.
Claremont on the Park was named winner of the Best Planning Ideas – Small Project at the annual Planning Institute of Australia Awards for Excellence – Western Australia - which considers projects advancing current planning practice and delivering benefits in a localised or neighbourhood setting.