Alki­mos Beach best in Aus­tralia

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TWO WA projects took top hon­ours at the UDIA Na­tional Awards last week.

LandCorp’s Alki­mos Beach de­vel­op­ment was named best res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment and El­iz­a­beth Quay, by the Metropoli­tan Re­de­vel­op­ment Author­ity, was awarded best ur­ban re­newal project.

UDIA WA pres­i­dent Nick Allingame said WA projects were known for per­form­ing ex­cep­tion­ally well in the na­tional arena.

“Alki­mos Beach is a shin­ing ex­am­ple of a sus­tain­able, en­vi­ron­men­tally con­scious new com­mu­nity that ticks all the boxes for new-home buy­ers,” he said.

“It is a mul­ti­ple award­win­ning es­tate that was also the first de­vel­op­ment in WA to achieve a six-leaf rat­ing un­der UDIA’s En­vi­roDevel­op­ment pro­gram. The devel­op­ers have cre­ated a fan­tas­tic sense of com­mu­nity and place through early in­vest­ment in com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture and they have set the bar ex­tremely high for their com­peti­tors.”

LandCorp chief ex­ec­u­tive Frank Marra ac­cepted the award and said it was a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment made pos­si­ble through col­lab­o­ra­tion and a true com­mit­ment to place-based ur­ban de­sign, cre­ation of com­mu­nity and sus­tain­abil­ity.

“Alki­mos Beach is part of the largest and most sig­nif­i­cant coastal de­vel­op­ment north of Perth in 50 years,” he said.

“Our vi­sion for Alki­mos Beach has been to achieve a new bench­mark in sus­tain­able liv­ing, striv­ing for a car­bon-neu­tral com­mu­nity, while care­fully bal­anc­ing the su­perb nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment with a pro­gres­sive yet af­ford­able de­vel­op­ment that demon­strates best prac­tice in de­sign and de­liv­ery of a vi­brant and well-con­nected com­mu­nity.”

When it came to ur­ban re­gen­er­a­tion, Mr Allingame said UDIA mem­bers were lead­ing the way and El­iz­a­beth Quay was a show­case in point.

“The project has trans­formed the Perth wa­ter­front, which is at­tract­ing in­ter­na­tional in­vest­ment and creat­ing a foun­da­tion for new eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in the area,” he said.

“The pop­u­lar­ity of El­iz­a­beth Quay with lo­cals and tourists is tes­ta­ment to the good plan­ning and ex­e­cu­tion of the project.”

The Alki­mos Beach de­vel­op­ment and El­iz­a­beth Quay have both re­ceived highly-prized na­tional awards.

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