Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - RESIDENTIAL -

SEV­ERAL ur­ban in­fill de­vel­op­ments across the city were recog­nised at the re­cent Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia WA 2017 Awards for Ex­cel­lence, which were an­nounced on Sep­tem­ber 9.

“Ur­ban re­newal and in­fill de­vel­op­ment is (an) im­por­tant aspect of ur­ban de­vel­op­ment in Perth,” UDIA WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Al­li­son Hailes said.

“UDIA mem­bers are lead­ing the way in ur­ban re­gen­er­a­tion and the ur­ban re­newal cat­e­gory win­ner, El­iz­a­beth Quay, is cer­tainly a show­case in point.

“The judges could not look past the sig­nif­i­cant trans­for­ma­tion of the Perth wa­ter­front, which is at­tract­ing in­ter­na­tional in­vest­ment and cre­at­ing a foun­da­tion for new eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in the sur­round­ing area.”

North Fre­man­tle’s The Vil­las at Taskers project was highly praised and took home the award for best medium-den­sity de­vel­op­ment.

“The Vil­las is one com­po­nent of an over­all de­vel­op­ment that is un­doubt­edly one of the best den­sity projects in Perth,” the award judges said.

“With plans for up to 410 square me­tres of liv­ing space set over three floors, pri­vate lifts, dou­ble-glaz­ing, traver­tine heated floors and frame­less glass bal­conies, this is so­phis­ti­cated lux­ury liv­ing.”

The Vil­las are eight town­houses with high-qual­ity fin­ishes that in­te­grate with the ad­join­ing res­i­den­tial hous­ing and higher-den­sity apart­ments. They fea­ture a unique, non-struc­tural in­ter­nal wall sys­tem that en­ables rooms to be con­fig­ured to suit the needs of the pur­chaser and pro­vide flex­i­bil­ity for chang­ing needs.

Perth project The Bot­t­le­yard by Han­dle Prop­erty Group re­ceived the Judges’ Award for its suc­cess­ful in­te­gra­tion of the high-den­sity apart­ment de­vel­op­ment with the built form of the Palmer­ston her­itage res­i­den­tial dis­trict.

The Con­certo apart­ments by Fin­bar on the for­mer ABC head­quar­ters site in East Perth was named best high-den­sity de­vel­op­ment and was com­mended for pre­serv­ing the orig­i­nal build­ing and in­cor­po­rat­ing it into the over­all de­vel­op­ment plan.

“Im­pres­sive ameni­ties in­clude a res­i­dents’ lounge, pri­vate din­ing room, the­atrette, board­room, heated wet-edge lap pool, bar­be­cue area, gym, sauna and land­scaped gar­dens,” the judges said.

“The de­vel­op­ers achieved an av­er­age seven-star en­ergy rating and the unique Bub­bledeck flat slab sys­tem re­duced weight by 30 per cent and achieved im­pres­sive cost-sav­ing and en­vi­ron­men­tal and en­ergy ef­fi­cien­cies.”

The Play­ground at Cool­bellup, a ma­jor pub­lic open space for the hous­ing de­vel­op­ment on the for­mer North Lake Pri­mary School site, was named best res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment un­der 250 lots, high­light­ing the im­por­tance of well-de­signed ur­ban in­fill projects.

The big­gest win­ner of the night was El­len­brook by LWP Prop­erty Group and Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ties, which was named the best mas­ter-planned de­vel­op­ment and won the ac­claimed Rus­sel Perry Award for Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Ex­cel­lence, which recog­nises the best project across all the cat­e­gory win­ners.

“El­len­brook is a time­less mas­ter-planned de­vel­op­ment pro­vid­ing res­i­dents with in­no­va­tive and di­verse hous­ing choices, a range of ameni­ties and ser­vices, as well as so­cial, eco­nomic and en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able fea­tures,” Ms Hailes said.

“With each new re­lease, El­len­brook has con­tin­ued to set the stan­dard for mas­ter­planned de­vel­op­ments around Aus­tralia, with a lead­ing-edge ap­proach to cre­at­ing au­then­tic neigh­bour­hood liv­ing.”

Honey­wood es­tate in Wandi by Sat­ter­ley Prop­erty Group was praised for its thought­ful de­sign which pre­served nat­u­ral as­sets with the En­vi­ron­men­tal Ex­cel­lence Award.

“Sus­tain­abil­ity is a key fo­cus of UDIA and the win­ner of both our Sus­tain­able Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Award and Ur­ban Wa­ter Ex­cel­lence cat­e­gory – (LandCorp’s) WGV at White Gum Val­ley – is truly push­ing the en­ve­lope when it comes to in­no­va­tive de­sign and plan­ning for the fu­ture,” Ms Hailes said.

El­len­brook by LWP Prop­erty Group and Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ties. Rose­hill Wa­ters by Noahs Rose­hill Wa­ters. The Bot­t­le­yard by Han­dle Prop­erty Group. Es­tab­lished by Yolk Prop­erty Group. Jervis Rise by BGC De­vel­op­ment and Ac­cess Hous­ing Aus­tralia. The Play­ground at Cool­bellup by Lendlease and LandCorp.

El­len­brook by LWP Prop­erty Group and Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ties. The Vil­las at Taskers by Gary Dempsey De­vel­op­ments. Con­certo Apart­ments by Fin­bar.

El­iz­a­beth Quay by Met­ro­pol­i­tan Re­de­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity. WGV at White Gum Val­ley by LandCorp. WGV at White Gum Val­ley by LandCorp. Honey­wood by Sat­ter­ley Prop­erty Group. Bethanie Gwelup Aged Care and As­sisted Liv­ing Cam­pus by The Bethanie Group.

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Awards judge Gavin Heg­ney with MJA Stu­dio’s James Thomp­son and Han­dle Prop­erty Group’s An­drew De Haas for The Bot­t­le­yard.

Tracc Civil manag­ing direc­tor Harry Pitlo and Lendlease WA com­mu­ni­ties gen­eral man­ager An­thony Row­bot­tam.

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