Advising LandCorp on its redevelopment of the site of the former Kim Beazley School in Perth’s White Gum Valley, Urbis had to balance state planning policy objectives with community sensitivities.
LandCorp engaged Urbis to help it transform the site, 2 kilometres east of Fremantle’s city centre, into a residential village that offers the community a large variety of housing options. Urbis’ work on the 2hectare infill site involved preparing a structure plan and development controls, and subdividing the land.
An articulate local community with a strong attachment to the site presented a challenge, as did the presence of significant vegetation and existing community facilities.
Through community engagement and a sensitive approach to design and planning, Urbis helped LandCorp address local concerns while also meeting its obligations under the state’s planning policy directions, which focus on housing affordability, urban consolidation and sustainable development.
Urbis transformed the site into a residential village that offers the community a large variety of housing options.