Collective #7 – Barkly St StKilda

Project details

  • Site: 60 Barkly Street StKilda
  • Status: Town Planning
  • Collaborators: Pillar+Post Architecture
  • Commencement: December 2016
  • Completion : Early 2020
  • Partners: 7

Our seventh collective of seven partners commenced in December 2016 with the purchase of 60 Barkly Street St Kilda.
For the second year running we managed to purchase a site just before Christmas (we purchased Ireland St West Melbourne at Christmas 2016). So while everyone was winding down for the holidays we were busy kicking off our first collaborative development south of the Yarra.

Situated on the eastern side of Barkly Street before the dip toward the Inkerman St and Grey St intersection, the elevated nature of the 655m2 site will afford bay views to the south from the upper storeys overlooking St Kilda and Elwood. The property also abuts an upgraded public park on Waterloo Street which added to the appeal.

Our strategy is to develop 7 x 3 bedroom three storey townhouses on the property. A task we anticipate will be made slightly easier by an existing permit for 16 apartments over 3 levels which was approved with over 80% site coverage. However the change in planning legislation in March 2017 to incorporate the mandatory 35% garden area for properties over 650m2 meant we had to rethink our initial approach.

This scheme features a consolidated carpark in the centre of the site with two dwellings sitting ontop of the carpark. While two units are situation on grade to the east and three units on grade to the west.

We are anticipating we will receive a permit in 2018 and construction will commence in 2019.

Click here to download a copy of the submitting town planning drawings.

60 Barkly Street St Kilda