Providing services in town and regional planning, traffic engineering, sustainable transportation planning, urban design and waste management.

835 High Street, Armadale

Planning & Traffic

High Street, Armadale

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  • Client


  • Council

    City of Stonnington

  • Location

    835 High Street, Armadale

  • Contact

    Simon Martin


835 High Street, Armadale developed by Moda and designed by Carr is fully sold and under construction.

The development will deliver 24 high- end apartments ‒ including a 600sqm penthouse with a private 300sqm rooftop terrace and pool‒ across five habitable levels, 2 ground-level commercial retail tenancies fronting High Street, 2 levels of secure basement carparking. Attached private gardens and an uninterrupted city view will enhance the residential experience for its occupants.

Ratio has consulted on the project since 2017, securing a planning permit via VCAT in October 2018. Expert advice was supplied by our planning, traffic and waste management teams enabling a built form outcome which maximised the site’s potential.

Achieving a 7-storey development which exceeded the maximum building heights previously achieved along High Street proximate to the site, Ratio assisted Moda in navigating all stages of the application process from site acquisition, Council engagement, Council application and the VCAT appeal process. Ratio further assisted with various amendments to the permit in response to purchaser variations and design and construct changes.

Ratio’s traffic team was faced with the challenge of creating a basement layout with adequate vehicle circulation. Car parking spaces also had to be maximised in the two-level basement which posed difficulties given the limited manoeuvring area for vehicles. The required number of car spaces were provided by combining 90-degree angled spaces and parallel spaces.

Lastly, Ratio’s waste management team prepared an amended Waste Management Plan for the site, with the café and retail tenancies sharing bulk general waste and recycling bins while the apartments shared bulk general waste, recycling, and green waste bins. The team provided a swept path assessment to demonstrate that a 6.4-metre-long mini rear-loading waste truck could access the site, conduct waste collection from the ground level loading bay and basement level 1 car park aisle and exit the site in a forward-facing direction.

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