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PIA WA 2015 Awards

CLE are proud of the announcement by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) that Jane Bennett has been made a Fellow of the Institute. The honour was awarded to Jane at the recent PIA WA 2015 Awards Presentation Ceremony held at Crown Perth.

CLE in the media … Micro Lots in WA

As a result of yesterday’s HIA Political Breakfast there has been much public interest in the delivery of micro lots in WA. Jane Bennett featured in a number of media interviews today on this matter.

Big ideas for smallest of lots, The West Australian 9 October 2015

Planning Minister John Day commissions working group on micro lots, PerthNow 9 October 2015

Planning Minister John Day considers micro-blocks for Perth’s housing market, Domain 9 October 2015

UDIA (WA) 2015 Awards for Excellence

CLE congratulates our Clients, Eastcourt Living, on collecting the prestigious 2015 UDIA (WA) Rising Star Award for Providence Estate at the recent UDIA Awards for Excellence.

As the Town Planners and Urban Designers on Providence since its inception, CLE are very proud to be associated with Eastcourt Living and the success of Providence.

Probably the element which stands out more than anything else at Providence is the visual environment, an almost nebulous and subjective judgement when you enter and drive around the estate. On closer examination is the very real effort that has been put in to achieve an exceptional result. Providence will eventually be a 790 lot development plan for a wide ranging housing product diversity providing broad market appeal. 

A reasonably difficult site with its underlying saturated clays, a location situated between the Leda Bush Forever reserve, the Bollard Bulrush Wetland and the Peel Main Drain. The approach to come off Wellard Road with respect to the relationship with Homestead Ridge has isolated the development and given it a true separate identity in the area.

Elements such as a permeable grid layout with a majority of East-West orientated lots, realignment of Johnson Road to facilitate public transportation, the use of the parks and retained natural bush to buffer but at the same time provide an outstanding visual amenity, tree retention and integration of water management into the design and the decision to provide over 15% public open space to achieve the outcomes, all adds to make this development a rising star.

Congratulations to all involved in Providence.” – Judges’ Citation, 29 August 2015

Implementation of the R Code Provisions for Medium Density Housing Planning Bulletin

WAPC published Planning Bulletin 112/2015 “Medium-density  single house development standards – Structure plan areas” on 8 May 2015. The Bulletin sets in place a code of acceptable development provisions to allow single house development on lots coded R25 to R60 in areas covered by a local structure plan. The provisions are now being rolled out in new and existing projects. UDIA and CLE have been working closely with the Department of Planning on the smooth implementation and transition for industry. The following presentation, which has been reviewed by DoP, summarises the process for preparing the RMD standards, outlines the provisions and their implementation and transition on existing projects.

Download Presentation – May 2015