Apart­ments win de­sign ac­co­lades

Cockburn Gazette - - RESIDENTIAL -

THREE lo­cal de­vel­op­ments were recog­nised at the 2018 UDIA WA Awards on Septem­ber 15.

De­fence Hous­ing Aus­tralia won the High Den­sity De­vel­op­ment Award for its Liv Apart­ments project in Fre­man­tle.

UDIA WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Al­li­son Hailes said the project trans­formed a dis­used carpark into an at­trac­tive apart­ment com­plex fea­tur­ing an av­er­age 7.5 star en­ergy rat­ing and used more than 10,000 re­cy­cled on­site bricks.

It was also one of less than 20 One Planet Liv­ing en­dorsed projects world­wide.

The Af­ford­able De­vel­op­ment Award went to Yolk Prop­erty Group’s Ever­more Apart­ments – WGV in White Gum Val­ley.

“This in­no­va­tive project demon­strates pas­sion and lead­er­ship in the in­stal­la­tion of so­lar and bat­tery stor­age sys­tems and in­no­va­tive gov­er­nance sys­tems that al­low apart­ment own­ers to sell elec­tric­ity to each other,” Ms Hailes said.

“It was the first apart­ment de­vel­op­ment for sale in Aus­tralia to utilise such a sys­tem.”

Black­burne Prop­erty Group’s The Cove de­vel­op­ment in North Fre­man­tle Park was named Medium Den­sity De­vel­op­ment.

“The Cove has been em­braced by the down­sizer mar­ket seek­ing a high-end apart­ment with min­i­mal on­go­ing costs and fees,” Ms Hailes said.

“(It) of­fers res­i­dents large liv­ing ar­eas and bal­conies, along with a 400sq m green space on the roof and lower ter­race which show­cases the ex­cel­lent ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign el­e­ments that set the project apart from the com­pe­ti­tion.”

The night’s top hon­our went to BGC De­vel­op­ment for its Hiber­nian Place + Westin Ho­tel project.

The project won the Rus­sel Perry Award for Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Ex­cel­lence, which recog­nises the project judged to be the very best across all of the cat­e­gory win­ners in 2018.

It also re­ceived the award for Ex­cel­lence in Re­tail, Com­mer­cial and Mixed Use De­vel­op­ment.

The 2018 UDIA WA awards cel­e­brated the best in new de­vel­op­ment in WA.

Ms Hailes said the win­ners show­cased the qual­ity and di­ver­sity of land and homes that were avail­able to the mar­ket in Perth and the re­gions.

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