Riverfront sanctuary


A threshold between the vibrancy of Victoria Street and the quiet restorative river corridor of the Yarra.

Walmer is a luxury residential development uniquely positioned on the bank of the Yarra River delivering a resort-style, nature-influenced experience for residents.

The sustainable and responsive building for Salta Properties is designed as an extension of this exceptional natural setting and is mediated by deep eaves eroded at key moments to create unexpected, framed views.

Residences prioritise passive solar performance with full-height, double-glazed windows that maximise access to northern light and offer spectacular views of the Yarra River and Studley Park. Spacious balconies wrap the entire edge of the apartment creating multiple opportunities to experience the outdoors, while providing privacy from below. Walmer’s 61 generously appointed residences are fitted with crafted joinery, natural stone benchtops and timber floorboards.

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Walmer features an internal porte-cochère entrance and communal amenity including a residents lounge, dining room and climate-controlled room for wine tasting and storage. The building embraces health and wellbeing with a gym, spa, sauna, treatment room, and a 25-metre swimming pool aligned with the river, along with superb access to walking, running and cycling. Sounds of nature pervade every experience, with the gently moving river and native birdsong creating a therapeutic environment.

The efficient building envelope adapts to outside conditions to reduce its reliance on energy for heating, cooling and lighting, and has achieved a 6 Star Energy rating. Rainwater harvesting alongside water-efficient fixtures also help achieve a 6 Star Water rating.

A mix of commercial spaces opening onto Walmer Plaza activates the development along the bustling Victoria Street intersection.

Mark Healey

Director, Bates Smart



Salta Properties


Melbourne | Wurundjeri and Bunurong Country, Australia






23,000 sqm, 9 storeys + 3 basement, 61 apartments


  • Six Star Energy rating
  • Six Star Water rating


Tom Roe, Sean Fennessy