More wins for Ellenbrook

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

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.

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