DEVELOPER: Capricorn Village Joint Venture
CATEGORY: Masterplanned Communities
CERTIFICATION: Ecosystems, 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.