Alkimos Beach is the first WA project to achieve all six leaves of an EnviroDevelopment certification.
The Alkimos Beach development, a partnership between DevelopmentWA and Lendlease, is one of the biggest coastal developments in Perth’s northern growth corridor in more than 50 years.
In line with the development partners’ goals to create carbon neutral ‘all-electric’ communities, the development of Alkimos Beach is taking a long-term view to ensure the commercial, retail, employment and lifelong learning opportunities created today are relevant and sustainable in the future. Alkimos Beach is positioned as a leader in sustainable living through a range of initiatives that allow residents to minimise their energy and water consumption, thus strengthening the community’s resilience today and in the future.
The built form outcomes have a strong focus on achieving significant energy and water efficiencies for residential households, with financial savings for householders as a result. To achieve all-electric living, all homes at Alkimos Beach are required to install a solar PV system, and a solar electric or pump water heating system. Installation of induction cooktops are also incentivised.
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.
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.
Developer: Leadlease & DevelopmentWA
Development type: Residential Subdivision
State: Western Australia
Certification period: 2013 –