A new edition to the Craigie landscape is the installation of the 6025 art sculpture at the entry to The Vive estate.
The sculpture was designed and constructed by local artist and former Craigie High School student Trevor Bly, and includes original concrete pieces taken from the terraces outside the former school gym.
"After the school closed down, the terraces became a canvas for hundreds of aerosol artists to practice their art. It was an important place for artistic development in the area," Trevor said.
"By collecting pieces of the remaining terraces and original wall, and including them inside the sculpture, I hope to immortalise the significance of this site."
Trevor is now working on the second piece of artwork for The Vive.
Following workshops with local residents and students last year, Trevor has designed three decorative manhole covers to be included in the central park area.
The manhole covers each represent a different theme, illustrating what locals like best about the suburb of Craigie.
These include: (1) the history of The Vive site; (2) the great schools in the area and high value placed on education; and (3) the close-knit local community.
The one metre wide manhole covers will be installed in three separate locations to allow everyone to enjoy the story they represent.
Keep an eye out for the unveiling of these pieces when the park landscaping is completed later this year.
The Vive has proven to be popular with Stage 1 selling out in just a few weeks. All 42 lots, including 14 house and land packages, were sold after an extremely high level of interest in the estate's first release.
Feedback from buyers suggests the estate's location and its close proximity to schools, shops and recreational facilities were all factors in their decision to buy at The Vive.
The next stage of land is scheduled to be released in October. More information on the land and the sales process will be available closer to the release date.
House and land packages will once again be offered by the Alcock Brown-Neaves (ABN) Group. Visit vivecraigie.com.au for more information on these packages.
Located in the suburb of Craigie, The Vive is set to become a high quality residential development for some 400 people. Within this estate is an innovative built-form opportunity to develop a Supported Independent Living (SIL) facility.
Lot size 4,477sqm
Grouped housing site
2km from the coast
It will cater for the housing and assisted living needs of younger adults with varying levels of dependency within a privately operated and secure facility.
Perth Property Net was recently announced as the preferred proponent for this development.
Construction is expected to commence late 2014.
To be kept informed about this facility, please email LandCorp.