Plan­ning gong for The Vil­lage at Wel­lard

Southern Telegraph - - News -

A hous­ing de­vel­op­ment in Wel­lard, home to more than 3000 peo­ple, has been named the best mas­ter­planned de­vel­op­ment at the 2015 Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia (WA) Awards for Ex­cel­lence.

The Vil­lage at Wel­lard de­vel­op­ment is a part­ner­ship be­tween the WA Gov­ern­ment’s Hous­ing Au­thor­ity and Peet Lim­ited and is ex­pected to ex­pand to 7000, rep­re­sent­ing 14.2 per cent of Kwinana’s pro­jected pop­u­la­tion in 2021.

The de­vel­op­ment was also a fi­nal­ist in the sus­tain­able ur­ban de­vel­op­ment cat­e­gory.

Hous­ing Min­is­ter Colin Holt said The Vil­lage at Wel­lard was a shin­ing ex­am­ple of transit-ori­ented de­vel­op­ments where res­i­dents ben­e­fit from easy ac­cess to public trans­port and are in prox­im­ity to es­sen­tial ser­vices, shops, open spa­ces, cafes and other ameni­ties.

“The in­dus­try recog­ni­tion fur­ther val­i­dates this Gov­ern­ment’s pref­er­ence to work with the pri­vate sec­tor to de­liver high qual­ity, af­ford­able de­vel­op­ments,” Mr Holt said.

“The Vil­lage at Wel­lard was 12 years in the mak­ing and con­tin­ues to be one of the best-selling es­tates in Perth,” the min­is­ter said.

“This is a tes­ta­ment to its ex­cel­lent de­sign and strong fo­cus on af­ford­abil­ity, com­mu­nity and sus­tain­abil­ity.”

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