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Austin Lakes – UDIA Award for Excellence 2012

Satterley Property Group’s Austin Lakes is the 2012 recipient for the UDIA award for Environmental Excellence. CLE has been the project planner and designer for Austin Lakes and nearby Austin Cove since the inception of the project in 2004.

 Austin Lakes, comprising 270 ha and situated on the eastern banks of the Peel inlet in South Yunderup, will provide approximately 2,900 residential lots at full development, as well as a village centre, government primary school, K-12 private school, and over 71 ha of public open space including a 16 ha man-made lake.  Nestled next to Conservation Category Wetlands, natural bush, Peel Regional Park and the iconic Peel Inlet, Austin Lakes strikes a unique balance between having the very best of modern living and providing access to the best natural elements of the Peel Region.

 Working closely with the Client and project team, CLE delivered an innovative urban design and planning framework that overcame the environmental challenges posed by the site.  These innovations include:

  • Development of a statutory planning framework through the Shire’s Town Planning Scheme that allowed development to commence in a timely manner, whilst also securing key environmental objectives and reporting requirements.  This framework is the result of comprehensive discussion and negotiation with the Shire of Murray, Department of Planning, and key environmental agencies.
  • Preparation of a subdivision design that highlights and protects the key environmental aspects, turning them into key amenity features of the Estate.  These environmental attributes include conservation category wetlands, the Ramsar listed Peel Inlet, and the Murray River floodway.
  • Inclusion of a centrally located 16 ha man-made lake that not only creates a unique sense of place for the Estate, but also provides storage for rain water runoff from roofs and roads, which is subsequently used for treatment of saline bore water and irrigation of public open space throughout the Estate.  Again the design and management of the lake was a collaborative process between the project team and government agencies.
  • Locating and designing public open space so that mature vegetation can be retained, as well as providing a key drainage treatment and conveyance function.
  • Ensuring that finished lot and road levels exceed the 1 in 100 year flood level through the importation of fill across the site, and managing the interface between the filled developable area and the environmental attributes to minimise impacts.  The fill was also used as a means of treating and reducing the phosphorous index of water runoff, thereby improving the quality of water entering the Peel Inlet.

CLE’s development of a unique statutory planning framework and urban design response has resulted in an award winning Estate, as well as providing a best practice model for management of environmental aspects of land development in the region.

CLE Master Plan Finalised for New Perth Stadium

CLE have completed the Master Plan for the New Perth Stadium precinct, extending over 73ha. The Master Plan examines and defines the relationship between the Stadium and the precinct, including the River foreshore, transport connections, surrounding uses, proposed Swan River pedestrian footbridge and open space spaces. The Master Plan has been based on extensive technical research, consultation and a study of interstate stadiums. The new Perth Stadium Master Plan paves the way for delivery of the Stadium for the 2018 football season.

For further information click on the links below:

New Perth Stadium Master Plan

Innovative Housing Design

CLE have worked closely with Satterley Property Group and Department of Housing in delivery of new and innovative housing forms at Brighton to meet dwelling diversity and affordability objectives. This included “the Maisonettes”, a pioneering apartment product on the urban fringe within 400m of a planned future train station. Nine homes were built on one lot, including one single bed studio over a garage, four two bed apartments and one three bedroom town house, equating to an R60 density & exceeding WAPC density targets. The homes were built by Jaxon Homes and designed by John McQuade, and were an integral part of Brighton’s success as UDIA WA’s Most Affordable Development in 2008 and 2009, as well as UDIA National Award for Affordable Development 2009 (homes were underconstruction at the time).

Further details can be found on the recently completed UDIA Sustainable Urban Development Case Study.

Innovative Housing

CLE Practice Update

The CLE Directors are pleased to announce the promotion of Cameron Leckey and Stephen Carter to Senior Associate.

As Senior Associates Cameron and Stephen will continue to work closely with our Clients on infill, built form, greenfield, centres and industrial projects, both within the Metropolitan Area and the Regions.

Cameron and Stephen continue to draw on extensive local government experience and have demonstrated their ability to realise project outcomes that address agency requirements and add value.

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