CYGNIA COVE SCOOPS AWARDS
WATERFORD development Cygnia Cove emerged as the biggest winner at the recent Urban Development Institute of Australia Awards for Excellence, recognising its valiant efforts in reviving a ruined land parcel over more than a decade.
The residential community took home the prestigious President’s Award as well as nods for environmental excellence and best residential development under 250 lots.
Developed by Richard Noble, the project transformed what was once a highly contaminated and degraded site into a 188-lot residential community with vastly improved environmental attributes including a rehabilitated wetland, newly constructed wetland and an extended and rehabilitated foreshore reserve at its heart.
The wetlands now provide a continuous, environmentally sustainable water source for the Canning River and a perfect feeding and breeding habitat for the State’s iconic black swans.
Richard Noble managing director Alex Gregg said he was very proud of what had been achieved.
“Cygnia Cove is an outstanding success – it offers a beautiful and connected place to live that has been embraced by home buyers, with more than 90 homesites already sold,” he said.
“It also provides a lasting environmental and cultural legacy for the wider community to enjoy.”
UDIA WA chief executive Ms Goostrey said: “The very best of developments appeal to the senses from point of entry to the heart of the pro- ject and Cygnia Cove is no exception.
“There is more to this outstanding development than is immediately apparent, with its history as a derelict site subject to water quality problems and weed infestation,” she said.
Ms Goostrey said the awards were important in recognising WA’s development successes.
“The winners demonstrated the diversity of development today, from quality high-rise and medium-density homes to beautiful riverside developments and housing for the disadvantaged,” she said. “It is critical that we continue to benchmark residential development and reward those who stand above the rest.”
For a full list of winners and finalists, visit www.udiawa.com.au/go/ awards-for-excellence
Popular with growing families, Cygnia Cove’s first residents were the Browns.