The City of Vincent is considering the future use and ownership of 245 Vincent Street, Leederville and is now inviting Expressions of Interest for the purchase or lease of the property. It is your responsibility to ensure that the proposed future use is in accordance with City of Vincent zoning and planning requirements including the City’s heritage local planning policies. The Expression of Interest document is available at: www.vincent.wa.gov.au/EOI245Vincent
Submissions Close 4pm Friday 20th April 2018
If you have any queries please contact City of Vincent, Property Leasing Officer on 9273 6000
Address: 245 Vincent Street, Leederville
Certificate of Title: Lot 245 on Deposited Plan 25293, Certificate of Title Volume 2723 Folio 520
Status: Freehold and unencumbered
Zoning/Land Use:‘Urban’ under the Metropolitan Region Scheme
‘Residential R80’ under the City’s Town Planning Scheme No. 1
‘Regional Centre’ under the City’s draft Town Planning Scheme No. 2 – development governed by Leederville Masterplan Built Form Guidelines
Heritage: City’s Municipal Heritage Inventory as Management Category A – Conservation Essential
Development would need to be assessed against the City’s heritage local planning policies
Area / Building Land area is 405m2, comprises a weatherboard and corrugated iron roofed house constructed in 1914/15
The City’s Municipal Heritage Inventory includes the following information:
“The weatherboard house at No 245 Vincent Street is a fine and notable example of a Late Colonial Cottage style, which has associations with the Bourne family, early residents of Leederville, who owned and occupied the place from 1915 to 1973.”
The Property is located on the corner of Loftus and Vincent Street, and abuts Venables Park, which is a Crown Land reserve vested in the City for the purpose of public recreation.
The Land is zoned ‘Urban’ under the provisions of the Metropolitan Region Scheme and ‘residential R80’ under the City of Vincent Town Planning Scheme No. 1. Pursuant to the proposed City of Vincent Town Planning Scheme No. 2 the zoning would be ‘Regional Centre’ and any development would be governed by the Leederville Masterplan Built Form Guidelines. However, due to the heritage nature of the Cottage any development would need to be assessed against the City’s heritage local planning policies.
Further information relating to the heritage requirements are available from the City’s Heritage website: http://vincentheritage.com.au/, or at the State Heritage website: http://stateheritage.wa.gov.au/state-heritage-register/owners-tenants-managers
The Property is in good condition and comprises four square rooms, three of which were originally bedrooms/living room but have also been used as offices and counselling/meeting rooms. The other main room is the kitchen, which was converted to a residential kitchen in December 2017, including an oven, cooktop, range hood and pantry. There is also a bathroom, laundry and storage area at the rear of the building. The Property was painted externally and decking oiled in late 2017.
The City provides no warranty in respect to the suitability of the Property for any purpose and applicants are advised to undertake their own investigations to determine suitability to meet particular needs.
The property was purchased by the City of Perth in 1973 and was tenanted until 1999. The City subsequently undertook a major restoration project of the Property in collaboration with the Central Metropolitan College of TAFE (‘live work project’). Following the restoration in 2003 the Property was leased by a community group and used as an office / counselling centre. The community group vacated the Property in August 2017, and in January 2018 the City secured a residential tenant for a one year term. The residential lease will expire on 12 January 2019.