Pradella Submits New DA For Montague Markets At West End


Pradella Developments has submitted a new DA for its ‘Montague Markets’ mixed use development in West End.

The planned development at 401 – 405 Montague Rd & 9 Ferry Rd, comprises a retail/commercial office component, podium landscape and residential units fronting Montague Road, Ferry Road and includes a significant ‘new’ laneway and road dedication creating Tondara Lane and subtropical road verges.

The site area is 1.0591ha and forms part of the old ‘distance education’ site on the corner of Montague Road and Ferry Road.

Overall, the project includes 16 ground floor retail spaces, a 3,500 sqm supermarket tenancy, two residential buildings above retail  of 7 and 9 storeys to be called ‘Montague Residences’, 446 sqm of office space and a recreation deck including pool, gym, barbecue and open landscaped lawn areas.

The site extends the current developments in the Riverside and Gardens Precincts and connects the residential development to the rear of the site through to Montague Road.

View of the proposed public plaza.[/caption]According to the DA, the scale of the site ensures that development of the precinct will become a key focal point for the area and a catalyst for future development.

The scale of the built form and its functionality dictates a high quality urban environment.

The inclusion of the Tondara Lane link is a key deliverable in the West End plan.

The site is situated on the corner of Ferry Road and Montague Road and was previously occupied by the school of distance education.

The development for 419 Montague Road Site B covers a detailed proposal for the ground floor retail precinct, private landscaped podium and residential apartments (site B) and for the servicing and landscaping for the site.

Key components of the proposal include the following:

  • A high quality mixed retail plaza to provide key amenities to West End residents and an enclosed pedestrian link to the extended Tondara Lane and Montague Road to the residential development and surroundings.
  • Residential apartments across 2 buildings (one stepped 6-8 storeys on Ferry Road and one 9 residential storeys) providing 202 apartments.
  • A high quality landscaped podium including pool and green spaces accessible by residents
  • Defined separate residential entrances
  • Separate retail and residential parking
  • High quality interface between retail spaces and the street beyond
  • Unique retail opportunities for local and franchise businesses
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