The proposal is for the subdivision of approximately 32 hectatres of land being a portion of Lot 4 bounded by Underwood Avenue to the north, Selby Street to the east, UWA's agricultural field station and research centre to the west, and the Water Corporation Workshop Depot Training Centre and Royal Perth Rehabilitation Hospital in the south. The Subiaco Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located immediately to the south west of the site. The subdivision proposes 260 lots for residential use, and sets aside land for bushland protection (labelled as Bush Forever), public open space, drainage and road purposes.
The site contains extensive areas of bushland, recognized in the draft Perth's Bushplan (Government of Western Australia 1998) and partly identified for protection through a Negotiated Planning Solution in the final document, Bush Forever (Goverrunent of Western Australia 2000), as Bush Forever Site 119 Underwood Avenue Bushland, Shenton Park. The site of the proposed subdivision does not include the whole of the area recognised in the draft Perth's Bushplan.