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Montreal Commons

An innovative, sustainable, apartment development in Fremantle encourages an inspired new community with a wide range of living options and communal spaces.

Partnering with OP Properties, we brought this remarkable, innovative project to life. A 39-apartment development in Fremantle, Montreal Commons is one of the first carbon-neutral developments in Australia producing around 240 tonnes less carbon emissions a year, compared to the average apartment building. Using solar, precinct battery storage and an innovative power trading arrangement to deliver a 50% offset to strata levies.

Montreal Commons was recently acknowledged by Bioregional Australia as an Australian One Planet Living® project of international standing, and an outstanding example of the use of the Bioregional International One Planet Living® framework.

“As one of the first carbon-neutral certified apartments for its operations in Australia, it demonstrates that the vision for a de-carbonised built environment is both affordable, achievable and commercial,”  said Phil Donaldson – Bioregional Australia Foundation’s Chief Executive Leader.


Project Overview

Our Involvement Construction
Development Type Multi-residential
Client OP Properties

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Building Size

39 apartments, 5 storeys


OP Properties

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Hillam Architects


“Northerly are an extremely capable builder very experienced in the delivery of innovative and high end residential projects, ideally suited to deliver Montreal Commons.”

Luke Parker

Director, OP Properties