Hamilton Senior High School

Hamilton Senior High School

A new residential community is set to be developed in Hamilton Hill, following the amalgamation of Hamilton Senior High School in December 2017.

The site is a 15.381ha land parcel located in the south–east area of Hamilton Hill, adjacent to the suburb of Coolbellup.

In 2014, the State Government announced South Fremantle and Hamilton Senior High Schools would be amalgamated as a new independent public secondary college in 2018.


At the request of Government, LandCorp have been working closely with the Department of Education and other Agencies to transition the site in readiness for the school's closure.

LandCorp have recently applied to change the zoning of the site from Education to Residential.

We are now seeking input from the community on the future design of the site. Your input will be used to guide the development as it progresses from a school community to a residential neighbourhood.


Hamilton Senior High School

A new residential community is set to be developed in Hamilton Hill, following the amalgamation of Hamilton Senior High School in December 2017.

The site is a 15.381ha land parcel located in the south–east area of Hamilton Hill, adjacent to the suburb of Coolbellup.

In 2014, the State Government announced South Fremantle and Hamilton Senior High Schools would be amalgamated as a new independent public secondary college in 2018.


At the request of Government, LandCorp have been working closely with the Department of Education and other Agencies to transition the site in readiness for the school's closure.

LandCorp have recently applied to change the zoning of the site from Education to Residential.

We are now seeking input from the community on the future design of the site. Your input will be used to guide the development as it progresses from a school community to a residential neighbourhood.


  • Community Update - December 2017

    4 days ago

    Hamilton SHS will officially close its doors on Friday 15th of December 2017. Demolition work is expected to begin in Autumn 2018, and further information will be provided to the community closer to the date.

    Furniture and other items from Hamilton SHS will be donated to schools and community groups following the closure. Trees will continue to be watered and fauna will be relocated prior to works beginning. Building and other materials from the school will be incorporated into the new development.

    Security

    Following the closure of the school, 24/7 security will be in place to ensure the safety and... Continue reading

    Hamilton SHS will officially close its doors on Friday 15th of December 2017. Demolition work is expected to begin in Autumn 2018, and further information will be provided to the community closer to the date.

    Furniture and other items from Hamilton SHS will be donated to schools and community groups following the closure. Trees will continue to be watered and fauna will be relocated prior to works beginning. Building and other materials from the school will be incorporated into the new development.

    Security

    Following the closure of the school, 24/7 security will be in place to ensure the safety and security of local residents and to protect the site. Once the school is closed, community members will be unable to enter the site for their own safety.

    The pedestrian bridge across Stock Road will remain open during the closure and demolition period, but there will no longer be access through school grounds.

    Who to contact?

    The Department of Education will be responsible for managing the school site, including security measures, until the end of December. From January 1, 2018 LandCorp will take over full responsibility for the site and associated works for the duration of the development.

    If you have any security concerns or would like more information on security measures, please contact Mick Nutini from Department of Education on 9264 4450.

    Next steps

    Planning documents will be submitted to the City of Cockburn in early 2018 and following this there will be further opportunity for public comment during the formal advertising period.

    Community feedback on the plans will be used to inform the overall development of the site.


  • Community Update - November 2017

    about 1 month ago
    Hshs workshop

    Following the August information session where the community gave some great feedback, LandCorp has been busy preparing the local structure plan documentation.

    The documents are now close to being finished and are expected to be submitted to council in early 2018. The City of Cockburn will then advertise the plan, giving the community another chance to comment on the development.

    In addition to the planning documents, we've been working closely with the City of Cockburn's Aboriginal Reference Group to find out more about the indigenous history of the site.

    We have also ... Continue reading

    Following the August information session where the community gave some great feedback, LandCorp has been busy preparing the local structure plan documentation.

    The documents are now close to being finished and are expected to be submitted to council in early 2018. The City of Cockburn will then advertise the plan, giving the community another chance to comment on the development.

    In addition to the planning documents, we've been working closely with the City of Cockburn's Aboriginal Reference Group to find out more about the indigenous history of the site.

    We have also been researching how to reduce water and energy usage and looking at innovative building concepts to ensure the development makes the best use of the site.

    If you would like to discover more information on the redevelopment of Hamilton Senior High School please click the link below.


  • Community Feedback on the Draft Concept Plan

    3 months ago
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    In August 2017 we sought your feedback on the Draft Concept Plan for the redevelopment of the Hamilton Senior High School. Approximately 70 interested community members attended the Information Session at the Memorial Hall in Hamilton Hill. If you attended, thanks for coming along and providing your feedback. For people who couldn't attend, we also provided the opportunity to collect feedback online.

    Below is an overview of what people told us:

    Reflecting the sites history

    Most respondents were supportive of the re-use of some materials and public art to reflect the school's history.

    Additionally, potentially reflecting... Continue reading

    In August 2017 we sought your feedback on the Draft Concept Plan for the redevelopment of the Hamilton Senior High School. Approximately 70 interested community members attended the Information Session at the Memorial Hall in Hamilton Hill. If you attended, thanks for coming along and providing your feedback. For people who couldn't attend, we also provided the opportunity to collect feedback online.

    Below is an overview of what people told us:

    Reflecting the sites history

    Most respondents were supportive of the re-use of some materials and public art to reflect the school's history.

    Additionally, potentially reflecting the site’s Aboriginal and school history with future street or park names was a recurring suggestion.

    Trees & Landscape

    Include natives and edible fruit trees throughout the redevelopment was widely supported.

    A number of people supported the use of deciduous trees with the benefit being around maximising winter sun.

    Community Hub Lock & Leave Facility

    Whilst the majority of respondents said that it met their expectations, a number of people indicated they would like to see the provision of kitchen facilities, tables and chairs in a space that could also be used for meetings. The inclusion of communal storage was also suggested.

    Top 4 amenities within the Neighbourhood Park & Bushland area

    Nature play

    Walking trails

    Picnic Benches

    Shade shelters with BBQ facilities

    Proposed Retail Uses

    Survey results indicated overwhelming support for a cafe.

    A proposed small local shop/convenience store was also supported by approximately 75% of respondents.

    Density on proposed multi-dwelling sites

    Majority of respondents were accepting of 3 storey developments

    Frequent comments pertained to the adoption of good design principles (clever orientation and maintaining view corridors)

    So where to from here?

    Following on from the community's comments and further discussions with the consultant team, we will continue to refine the concept plan and we expect the local structure plan to be submitted to the City of Cockburn in late 2017.





  • Draft Concept Plan Community Workshop

    5 months ago

    After meeting with the local community and stakeholders over the last nine months, a draft concept plan has been developed based on their feedback, for the transformation of Hamilton SHS into a new thriving community.

    You're invited to come and see the plan and provide your input and help shape your community.

    Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall
    Cnr Carrington St and Rockingham Rd
    Hamilton Hill

    Saturday 5 August, anytime between 10am to 2pm.

    Comments on the plan will be welcome between Saturday 5th August and Friday 25th August through this community website.

    After meeting with the local community and stakeholders over the last nine months, a draft concept plan has been developed based on their feedback, for the transformation of Hamilton SHS into a new thriving community.

    You're invited to come and see the plan and provide your input and help shape your community.

    Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall
    Cnr Carrington St and Rockingham Rd
    Hamilton Hill

    Saturday 5 August, anytime between 10am to 2pm.

    Comments on the plan will be welcome between Saturday 5th August and Friday 25th August through this community website.

  • Community Update - May 2017

    6 months ago
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    Community feedback is a vital element of the planning process for the Hamilton Senior High School redevelopment, to ensure we create a new residential area that will be enjoyed by all.

    Over the past six months, we have sourced invaluable feedback from a variety of key stakeholders through community forums, as well as online through surveys and story submissions from residents on this website. Stakeholders include the local community and interest groups, Hamilton SHS leadership and students, local Aboriginal leaders, the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, the City of Cockburn Council, executive and staff,... Continue reading

    Community feedback is a vital element of the planning process for the Hamilton Senior High School redevelopment, to ensure we create a new residential area that will be enjoyed by all.

    Over the past six months, we have sourced invaluable feedback from a variety of key stakeholders through community forums, as well as online through surveys and story submissions from residents on this website. Stakeholders include the local community and interest groups, Hamilton SHS leadership and students, local Aboriginal leaders, the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, the City of Cockburn Council, executive and staff, and key State Government agencies.

    Thank you to all community members who took the time to share stories, ideas and feedback on this exciting new residential development.

    Your feedback will inform the development of a concept plan prepared by our expert consultant team, which includes Hames Sharley (Planners and Urban Design), Josh Byrne and Associates (Landscape, Water and Environment), TABEC (Engineers and Geotechnical) and CodeSwitch (Aboriginal engagement). Based on community feedback, the project team are now exploring:

    • Retention of trees and bushland.

    • Reducing major earthworks by utilising existing levels where possible.

    • Respecting the site’s Aboriginal heritage and culture, especially as an important place to camp, rest and revive.

    • Incorporating the school’s history and stories into future street names and parks.

    • Adding sustainability into the redevelopment with clever lot orientation, lightweight building construction and renewable energy.

    • Considering opportunities for community parks, amenities and facilities.

    • Designing public open spaces that provide great views and connect to the surrounding neighbourhood via a network of paths, roads and cycle lanes.

    Overall, the project planning for this development will focus on the following four key areas:

    1. Community wellbeing – create inviting, user-friendly open spaces with wide community appeal.

    2. Environmental responsibility – maximise tree canopy coverage by retaining or replacing existing trees.

    3. Design excellence – create a high-quality development that encourages adaptable and alternative building techniques.

    4. Economic health – provision of affordable housing options and opportunity to investigate affordable living through reduced energy and water bills.

    Stay informed

    The concept plans will be available for community review in late June through the website. If you’d like to stay informed about development updates, please click here to register your interest.

  • Presentation to the Hamilton Hill Community Group - May 2017

    6 months ago
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    LandCorp's Project Team, along with consultants from Hames Sharley and CodeSwitch presented to the Hamilton Hill Community Group (HHCG) at their monthly meeting on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

    The presentation detailed the vision and objectives for the project, the work undertaken to date by the consultant team, including acknowledgement of the significance of the site to the Whadjuk Noongar and wider Aboriginal community and how this can be incorporated in the design. This expert team, along with the invaluable community feedback we have received to date is shaping the concept plans.

    A good question and answer session occurred at the... Continue reading

    LandCorp's Project Team, along with consultants from Hames Sharley and CodeSwitch presented to the Hamilton Hill Community Group (HHCG) at their monthly meeting on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

    The presentation detailed the vision and objectives for the project, the work undertaken to date by the consultant team, including acknowledgement of the significance of the site to the Whadjuk Noongar and wider Aboriginal community and how this can be incorporated in the design. This expert team, along with the invaluable community feedback we have received to date is shaping the concept plans.

    A good question and answer session occurred at the end of the presentation. It was great to be able to discuss this project with so many interested and passionate community members, as well as Mayor Logan Howlett and Councillors Chamonix Terblanche and Lyndsey Sweetman.



  • Aboriginal forum to provide feedback for future concept plans

    6 months ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    On 5th April LandCorp will be hosting a forum for local aboriginal forum to seek feedback on the cultural history of the site, including what makes the site special, the features that should be considered as part of the redevelopment and the types of spaces that the community would like to see in the concept plans.

    This feedback will be incorporated with wider community feedback to prepare concept plans for the site. These concept plans will be presented back to the public in Autumn for further refinement.

    On 5th April LandCorp will be hosting a forum for local aboriginal forum to seek feedback on the cultural history of the site, including what makes the site special, the features that should be considered as part of the redevelopment and the types of spaces that the community would like to see in the concept plans.

    This feedback will be incorporated with wider community feedback to prepare concept plans for the site. These concept plans will be presented back to the public in Autumn for further refinement.

  • Help inform the concept plans

    6 months ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded
    Nov 2016   newsfeed

    The community plays a strong part in the development of this project. We are seeking your input on what makes the site special and what should be considered in its redevelopment.

    If you missed the Community Forum on Wednesday 23rd November, you can still have your say in a number of ways:

    • Complete the community survey to tell us what you think about the areas of Environmental Responsibility; Design Excellence; and Community Wellbeing.
    • We would like to honour the history of this school and would appreciate your local stories and memories of the school from over the years.
    • Stay Informed as the community consultation and planning for the site progresses.

    Together with engineering, planning and environmental studies, your ideas will be considered when we prepare the initial concept plans, which will be made available for comment in Autumn 2017.







    The community plays a strong part in the development of this project. We are seeking your input on what makes the site special and what should be considered in its redevelopment.

    If you missed the Community Forum on Wednesday 23rd November, you can still have your say in a number of ways:

    • Complete the community survey to tell us what you think about the areas of Environmental Responsibility; Design Excellence; and Community Wellbeing.
    • We would like to honour the history of this school and would appreciate your local stories and memories of the school from over the years.
    • Stay Informed as the community consultation and planning for the site progresses.

    Together with engineering, planning and environmental studies, your ideas will be considered when we prepare the initial concept plans, which will be made available for comment in Autumn 2017.