LandCorp's ‘Innovation through Demonstration’ projects help push the boundaries for positive change to create a new, smarter way of living.
As WA's first One Planet Community it will demonstrate the economic and social benefits of sustainable communities and set new benchmarks for the development industry.
It will also be WA's first open source, sustainable community - find out what this will mean for future residents.
The estate will provide a diverse range of housing styles and living options, including apartments, townhouses, maisonettes and 23 single homesites.
Opportunities to maximise views as well as accommodate climate responsive design to optimise energy savings have been built into the urban design. Throughout WGV vistas to green spaces, leafy avenues and community amenities have been integrated to optimise the liveability of the estate.
The design of homes will contribute to the activation of the streets, public spaces, and laneways. This will help WGV to address the principles of One Planet Living and will promote a people friendly environment for all.
Located 3km from Fremantle city centre in the suburb of White Gum Valley, the new residential estate is sympathetic to the community and environmental aspirations of the surrounding suburb.
The north boundary faces the Fremantle golf course and Royal Fremantle golf club and two recreational parks, Booyeembara Park and Valley Park, are located just short walks away.
The amenities and attractions offered in Fremantle can easily be reached using public transport with the centre of town only 3km away. Within walking distance is the White Gum Valley Primary School with other educational establishments nearby including Challenger TAFE Fremantle Campus and South Fremantle Senior High School.
The site was previously home to the former Kim Beazley School, which closed in 2008. The Freo Mens Shed and Sullivan Hall bordering the estate to the west are not included within the development boundary and will remain in place.
It is anticipated the estate will deliver more than 80 new dwellings and accommodate approximately 180 residents. It will also include the winning design of the Gen Y demonstration house competition, built on Lot 7.
The WGV estate has received two prestigious Planning Institute of Australia awards for excellence; Best Planning Ideas - Small Project (WA) and the Planning Minister's Award.
The WGV project has also received the Planning Institute of Australia's National award for Best Planning Ideas - Small Project.
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