The following developments have now been certified as EnviroDevelopments in Western Australia:
- Bushmead (Cedar Woods)
- Rosehill Waters (Handle Property Group)
- Rockingham Industrial Zone (LandCorp)
- Vasse Dawson Residential Estate (Hanson Property & On Q Projects)
- Carine Rise (Cedar Woods)
- Mulataga (Mirvac & Landcorp)
- Port Coogee (Australand)
- Alkimos Beach (LandCorp and Lend Lease)
- Trinity (LWP)
- Highland Reserve at Jane Brook (Mirvac)
- Wickham South (Rio Tinto Iron Ore)
- Evermore Heights (LandCorp and Satterley Property Group)
- Parkland Heights (Rockingham Park Pty Ltd)
- Evergreen Eco Precinct (Capricorn Village JV)
- Avon Ridge (Peet)
- The Glades at Byford (LWP)
- Ellenbrook - Malvern Springs (LWP)
- Shorehaven at Alkimos (PEET)
- Cygnia Cove
- Capricorn Village (Capricorn Village JV)
Surrounded by 185 hectares of conservation reserve natural forest, Bushmead presents a limited opportunity for nature lovers. It is home to some of Western Australia's most unique fauna and flora, where future residents and surrounding communities will be able to explore and connect with.
Cedar Woods has designed this residential community with the ultimate aim that two-thirds of the land is to be retained and rehabilitated to its full natural beauty. Community-building programs involving local schools, community organisations, and not-for-profit groups are being developed with a view to supporting the long-term management of the conservation reserve and building strong resident networks.
Healthy and active lifestyle will be promoted throughout the development with endless walking and cycling bush trails connecting the two residential areas.
Homes at Bushmead will be designed to save energy and water, including installation of a solar PV systems and rainwater tanks. Outside of the homes, landscaping packages will use native species and other Waterwise plants. All planned 800 residential homes will be built in compliance with Cedar Woods best practice environmental design criteria.
Rosehill Waters is an infill residential community located on the former Rosehill Golf Course and Country Club in South Guildford which will deliver over 600 dwellings across a 47 hectare area. The site is located along the banks of the Helena River, a tributary to the Swan River, 12 kilometres from the Perth CBD and neighbouring the Perth Airport.
A six leaf certification is a significant achievement for a private developer and this project demonstrates how a commitment to deliver a high quality development with minimised environmental impact and excellent performance in comfort, water, energy and acoustics can result in a complete house and land package product with exceptional sustainability performance.
The development has been influenced by design principles of integration and permeability, enhancement of natural features, the retention of character, history and heritage and with attention to provision of amenity for the existing surrounding community.
Rockingham Industrial Zone (RIZ) is a LandCorp project comprising 1,150 hectares of industrial land which allows for heavy industry and provides direct access to sea transport. RIZ is a leading edge industrial estate that supports regional ecological linkages and maximises potential synergies and opportunities between industry and existing infrastructure. RIZ is the largest industrial estate in Australia to be recognised as an EnviroDevelopment.
The RIZ development will conserve and enhance the natural environment through the retention of vegetation and habitat associated with protected flora, fauna and ecological communities. The Conservation Area, covering 90 hectares, is the key mechanism to protect the significant environmental values of the site. Aboriginal heritage is also well considered and provides a framework for valuing space within the estate.
Energy and water efficiency within the built form will be improved, with energy savings expected to be significant with tenants having to achieve at least 30% improvement. An 80% reduction in non-potable water must be achieved by every tenant with the installation of rainwater tanks mandatory for irrigation and toilet flushing.
Industrial synergies will be encouraged by supporting traditionally separate industries to have a collective approach to the exchange of materials, energy, water and/or by-products. The development will be a significant contributor to WA's economic output and employment opportunities.
VASSE DAWSON RESIDENTIAL ESTATE (PERRON DEVELOPMENTS AND STAWELL, MANAGED BY ON Q PROJECTS AND HANSON PROPERTY)
Dawson estate is the current 582 lot residential subdivision of the master planned community of Vasse, which will ultimately comprise three residential estates, a village centre, light industrial area and an education precinct.
Vasse is located between Busselton and Margaret River and Dawson residential estate becomes the first development in the South-West to be recognised. It has been awarded certification in Ecosystems and Community.
The development has a strong local presence supporting community development and building partnerships for outcomes in art and sport. Revegetation and landscaping will improve the ecological attributes of this previous agricultural land. Environmental initiatives are also showcased with the sales and information centre built to a 9 star standard and includes a waterwise and native garden, a grey water irrigation system and rainwater tank.
Carine Rise is a redevelopment of the former Carine TAFE site. The development is a planned innovative mixture of residential, seniors living, aged care and commercial and contains a mix of residential lots sizes, including townhouses and apartments, 160 independent living units and 120 beds in the aged care facility.
The development design considered the existing footprint to encourage retention of vegetation and natives will be used throughout to further enhance ecological value. The fusion between generations has been a key design consideration in Carine Rise and the needs of senior living well considered. A reduced reliance on electricity will be delivered through numerous initiatives including solar power use on every home, peak smart technology and behaviour change mechanisms including a home operating manual. Potable water use will be significantly reduced with a greywater system installed for use on native, water wise gardens.
The Ecosystems and Community certification covers the whole development, and the mixed use commercial and residential areas are additionally certified in Energy and Water.
Mulataga is a master planned residential community in WA's Pilbara region of Karratha, and is the first regional projects in WA to achieve a six-leaf certification.
The development will deliver not only diversity in housing product, but that which is suited to the climatic conditions of the Pilbara region and a lifestyle conducive to outdoor enjoyment. Alternative construction has also been considered with elevated platforms and lightweight materials supported. The use of environmentally responsible materials in the developer delivered product as well as civil and landscape works is commendable.
On-site and adjacent natural and cultural aspects, as well as environmental risks, were well considered during development design. The expression of cultural consideration will be demonstrated through programs that build local indigenous capacity and showcase the rich cultural heritage through local art.
Port Coogee is the first mixed use project to achieve certification in Western Australia. The Australand development is an 86 hectare marina centred coastal development along WA's Cockburn Sound, 23 km south-west of Perth CBD, with a residential community created around a mixed-use waterfront.
Port Coogee will ultimately consist of more than 800 residential lots, approximately 1100 apartments, a 300 pen marina recreational and entertainment facilities as well as a retail and commercial precinct of approximately 12,000sqm and a 300 pen marina with an accessible local beach.
The historically contaminated site has become one of the largest urban brownfield remediation projects in Australia. The planning and remedial works have transformed the site and led to Port Coogee being awarded the development industry's top accolade.
The development achieves significant reductions in water consumption through water efficiency mechanisms and the third pipe system delivers treated groundwater to all lots and public open space for irrigation purposes.
The local community and visitors have been well considered in Port Coogee. The public realm is developing into an inspiring place where the community can connect with the surrounding environment and built form. Public art reflecting the local history, a purpose-built wheelchair accessible jetty and community play areas are examples of how this connection is fostered.
Community prosperity has also been considered with economic, employment and tourism aspects being an intrinsic component of this mixed use development.
Alkimos Beach is the first WA project to achieve all six leaves of an EnviroDevelopment certification.
The Alkimos Beach development, a partnership between LandCorp and Lend Lease, will be the largest and most significant coastal development in Perth's northern growth corridor in the last 50 years. The aspiration for Alkimos Beach is to demonstrate leadership in sustainability and to create a community of global significance that's moving toward carbon-neutral living.
Alkimos Beach is a 224 hectare development with approximately 2,000 dwellings. This development is part of a broader project that will, over a 20 year period, cover 710 hectares and house 15,000 people.
Retention of existing key landscape features has been a major driver in the design of the beach development and involves creating landscape corridors connecting urban areas with the coast and areas of retained open space and dunes.
The built form outcomes has a strong focus on achieving significant energy and water efficiencies for residential households, with financial savings for householders a result. Implementing best practice for waste management and using environmentally responsible materials in construction ensures the built component of Alkimos Beach is a leading example of sustainable development.
There is also a very strong commitment by the development team to expand community knowledge of how to create and live a more healthy and sustainable life.
Trinity at Alkimos has been awarded with EnviroDevelopment certification in the Ecosystems and Community elements, and is the third project for LWP to receive certification, a first for any developer in WA.
Trinity is a masterplanned coastal community located in Perth's northern growth corridor, approximately 40km north of the Perth CBD. It comprises three distinct villages with a diverse range of lots sizes.
LWP has sought to create Trinity as an intimate and people-focused community in a natural and undulating setting. The urban design layout has been designed to encourage pedestrian movement and activity throughout the site and also to the major amenity of the local beach. The pedestrian experience has been heightened through an extensive pathway system and street tree planting program which will ensure the visual amenity is akin to that of a traditional streetscape whilst providing much needed shade which is increasingly important in the Western Australian climate.
A centrally located community centre which will house community events, groups and activities has been co-located with a community marketplace which will be a home for community markets and other outdoor events aimed at engaging the community to be involved with informal employment and socializing within the local and wider community.
Jane Brook is located 18km north east of the Perth city centre and offers a mix of single residential and rural lifestyle lots. The project adjoins the John Forrest National Park and is set in a bushland landscape, enjoying uninterrupted views over the Perth metropolitan area. Jane Brook incorporates 152 urban lots and 64 rural lifestyle lots.
Through the design and environmental approvals processes, Jane Brook has been able to not only maintain a number of significant areas for fauna habitat, but has enhanced and rehabilitated areas both on and offsite to ensure the protection of the environment. The project includes:
- Retention of 977 native trees, over two thirds of the trees on site, specifically to protect the Black Cockatoo population.
- Planting of native trees and shrubs to rehabilitate and enhance the natural vegetation surrounding the Jane Brook Foreshore.
- Planting of over 3,430 native trees to rehabilitate the Susannah Valley Nature Reserve, which used to be cleared former farmland, with trees specifically chosen to create habitat for the protected Black Cockatoo.
- Space have been designed to incorporate existing granite features.
- Rural lots include Memorial on Titles preventing the clearing of trees on each lot, helping preserve the existing natural habitat.
Wickham South, an extension to the existing Pilbara town, is a development by Rio Tinto Iron Ore to support the growing workforce associated with its expanding mining operations. Rio Tinto have taken their commitment to developing and maintaining sustainable land management through mining operations and applied this high level of achievement to urban development.
Rio Tinto has embraced the concept of EnviroDevelopment and becomes the first WA development to achieve certification in five elements or leaves. With strong control over the delivery of housing product, Rio Tinto will achieve significant energy and water savings. The potential to further reduce energy and water savings is enhanced through resident education and the installation of smart metering infrastructure for energy and water consumption. The transportable housing model for Wickham will ensure the diverse housing stock will achieve at least a 7.5 star rating and will also reduce the volume of waste generated during construction.
There is a strong focus on creating a public open space network planted with native and waterwise species and integrating a water sensitive drainage design. Locally created public art will also be integrated into the design of the development and will reflect local heritage. Rio Tinto have also consulted widely with community and stakeholders to incorporate appropriate recreational and sporting facilities and other opportunities and local facilities for the whole of the Wickham community.
Evermore Heights is a development partnership between LandCorp and Satterley Property Group incorporating high standards for sustainable urban development in their delivery of 410 lots within the southern suburb of Baldivis.
Evermore Heights has a strong design focus on reducing energy and water consumption. Passive solar principles were incorporated from the masterplan level right down to the individual homes and the installation of a 1kW photovoltaic system allows homeowners to significantly reduce energy consumption. The reduction in potable water consumption is a key outcome for the provision of a third pipe reticulation system for domestic gardens and public open space and the inclusion of initiatives such waterwise landscaping and internally plumbed rainwater tanks.
The building of a strongly connected community has also been a focus for the development partnership with Evermore Heights promoting social capital and community spirit and delivering varied local facilities and providing a dedicated Community Development Officer.
Parkland Heights, developed by Rockingham Park Pty Ltd, is located on a 120 hectare site in Baldivis, 40km south of Perth. The project has been developed with a strong vision of 'forward thinking', including encouraging healthy lifestyles and community cohesiveness, and using resources wisely. Upon completion, the development will include 1,200 homes, a neighbourhood activity centre, a primary school and a number of open space areas distributed through the precinct.
Rockingham Park have had a strong focus on efficient resource use, with EnviroDevelopment certification recognising efforts made to reduce potable water consumption, avoid and manage waste, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Specific initiatives include providing one of five water saving packages to all residents, building around a third of homes with thermal energy ratings of 7 stars or more, and providing an on-site materials recovery centre to facilitate the reuse of building materials.
Evergreen Eco Precinct is a 54 lot development within the Capricorn Village Joint Venture's Masterplan situated along the Perth coastline approximately 40km North of the Perth CBD.
The initiatives within the Evergreen Eco Precinct have enabled the project to receive the first EnviroDevelopment certification for Energy in WA.
All allotments of the site have been orientated to maximize solar orientation without compromising the topopography of the land and homes have been provided with a 1.6kw Photovoltaic system. Residents will also receive educational material in the reduction of energy consumption, the use of off peak power and also air conditioner efficiency and placement.
In addition a community garden has been designed to be incorporated within the precinct where local residents can grow fruit and vegetables with lighting for the garden provided through a photovoltaic system.
Waterwise front landscaping has also been provided for each home along with roadside swales and flush kerbing which have been designed to eliminate the need for underground drainage and concrete kerbs.
Peet Limited's (Peet) Brigadoon Estate Special Rural Development is situated in the locality of Brigadoon 25 km North-East of the Perth Central Business District has been awarded EnviroDevelopment certification in Water and Ecosystems.
The site is heavily wooded with native bush land and its distinctive undulation reveals amazing views across Perth's hinterland opening up opportunities to build unique homes with framed construction.
Avon Ridge promotes a holistic approach to sustainable bush land living with key water conservation initiatives including the provision of grey water recycling systems and rainwater tanks to be plumbed internally, as well as comprehensive water wise planting of local endemic species in public open space areas.
Across the site the preservation and rehabilitation of almost half the property - or around 393 hectares - as natural bush land also provides an ecological link between to the adjoining Walyunga National Park assisting in the protection of the endangered Carnaby's Black Cockatoo and Baudin's cockatoo habitat. The site also protects significant Aboriginal sites and on-site waterways.
The Glades at Byford is located approximately 35 km South East of the Perth CBD and is projected to house a population of 10,000 residents.
The major concept behind the development was to embrace the semi-rural town character of the Byford area and integrate this new development with sensibility, charm and key sustainability features.
Amongst the outstanding community initiatives, The Glades Arts & Produce Market which is held every month features around 80 stalls selling everything from unique & original hand crafted arts and crafts to fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables. This is a fantastic initiative which fosters the growth of the community and helps build meaningful relationships whilst providing an opportunity for informal employment.
Targets have been set for water efficiency across the development through the effective native landscaping of Public Open Spaces, waterwise front landscaping packages and rainwater tanks which will be plumbed internally into the dwellings to contribute towards reducing the overall dependence on potable water.
Of the key ecosystems achievements, the natural waterways will be enhanced throughout the development - with the protection of Cardup Brook and retention of minor creek lines which will provide key environmental features with recreational and visual amenity.
Malvern Springs is the sixth village to be developed at Ellenbrook. It is a development extending over 182 hectares with approximately 2,000 dwellings housing over 5,800 residents. Malvern Springs was conceived as a healthy place to live, work and play.
The design for Malvern Springs reflects the natural contours of the land and the retention of wetland and bushland areas. Seeds of local flora were harvested and are used for landscaping public open spaces and the residents' front gardens.
Malvern Springs aims to deliver both environmental and social sustainability through the creation of a multi layered community. The diverse range of housing accommodates varying needs and ensures that people can remain in their communities through every stage of their lives. An extensive network of walk and cycle trails is also provided.
Shorehaven at Alkimos has been master planned by Peet Limited to offer affordable beachside living for more than 3,000 households. The community, launched by Western Australia's Treasurer in November 2009, is the first to be developed in the new Alkimos-Eglinton area of Perth, some nine kilometres north of Mindarie. As the flagship of Peet Limited's communities across Australia, Shorehaven will lead both residential development in the Alkimos area and standards in water conservation.
The coastal environment and water conservation are central to Peet's vision for the 243-hectare community, which is set across three precincts that will be linked by a network of paths and bikeways that lead residents to a future thriving coastal village centre.
All public spaces at Shorehaven have been designed to maximise water efficiency, with a range of drought resistant plants from Perth's coastal plain to be planted. Storm water will be reused extensively on open spaces and expansive grassed areas will be kept to a minimum. Additionally, homebuyers will receive a "sustainability package", including a 2,500-litre rainwater tank, a landscaping package with drought-tolerant plant options and low-water irrigation system, as well as a compost bin to encourage sustainable living.
Cygnia Cove is a riverside residential subdivision 9km south of the Perth CBD, comprising 180 single lots and five townhouse or unit sites over an 18 hectare area. Cygnia Cove, 10 years in the planning, has achieved a development design which rehabilitates a degraded site, protects and enhances the Canning River Foreshore, creates a healthy and sustainable ecosystem, and provides for a vibrant, cohesive and sustainable community.
The development will transform degraded land on the Canning River into a significant wetland environment and provide a permanent water source for the river and enable a feeding and breeding habitat for the Black Swan. The wetland areas, along with landscaped parklands and an expanded foreshore reserve, make up more than 5 hectares - almost a third of the site.
Cygnia Cove will feature a Heritage Walk Trail portraying the rich and varied history of the site including a unique interpretive Bush Tucker garden with native plant species. Extensive consultation with the Aboriginal and wider community has contributed to the development of the Trail and also helped shape plans for the new community.
Capricorn at Yanchep is a beachside community north of Perth, covering an area of 220 hectares, which will house 8,000 people in 3000 dwellings and will be developed over a 10-15 year period.
Sixty hectares is set aside in conservation areas and open space, which will contribute to the retention of the existing land form, topography and vegetation, as well as a series of parklands for active and passive recreation. The conservation open space will be accessible to people via a succession of walking trails, lookouts and rest areas.
At Capricorn an emphasis has been placed on sustainable building design guidelines, environmental management and on community development. Support of a growing and sustainable community is provided through initiatives including a local internet portal, a community meeting house and enterprise centre, support of community through a grants programme and community events, such as the annual festival, to celebrate the unique lifestyle of the local community.