JUDGES PRAISE ELIZABETH QUAY WINNERS
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.
Judges could not look past Elizabeth Quay’s transformation of the Perth waterfront for the urban renewal award. Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence: EnviroDevelopment Chairman’s Choice Award: Judges’ Award: Rising Star: Best affordable development: Best residential developments less than 250 lots: Best residential development more than 250 lots:
Cardno WA infrastructure and property manager Andrew Nathan and Gary Dempsey Developments managing director Gary Dempsey. Best medium-density development: Best high-density development: Best urban renewal: Best sustainable urban development: Urban water excellence: Environmental excellence: Best seniors living:
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.