More wins for Ellenbrook
ELLENBROOK has been named one of the best planned suburbs in Australia after taking out two awards at the 2017 Urban Development Institute Australia Awards for Excellence.
Ellenbrook was up against four other WA entrants to take home the Masterplanned Development Award, as well as the Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence.
Ellenbrook was named as the world’s best master planned community in 2015 by the International Real Estate Federation.
Housing Minister Peter Tinley said Ellenbrook was already Australia’s most awarded urban development project, with more than 40 wins under its belt.
“A primary objective of the Ellenbrook development is boosting the creation of local jobs and reducing the need for residents to commute long distances to work,” he said
“About 5600 jobs have been generated since Ellenbrook was launched and there is strong potential for this figure to rise to 8000 once construction is complete.”
Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw said the awards were great for Ellenbrook.
Housing Minister Peter Tinley (third from left) and Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw with other community officials.