White Gum Valley Development
In 2012, CODA was engaged by Landcorp to propose a series of innovative housing typologies for the former Kim Beazley School site in White Gum Valley. These typologies proposed a diverse range of housing styles and living options including apartments, maisonettes and single homes, which were appropriate to the site’s proximity to central Fremantle and reflective of the needs of the community. As part of our role, we also prepared comprehensive Design Guidelines that will inform the buildings to come. We are now acting in our role as Estate Architect for all development proposals across the site and will participate in design reviews for all multiple dwelling sites.
CODA relishes the opportunity to work at the front (and often most challenging) end of housing developments. Through our work in projects such as this, we have the opportunity to broadly influence the way in which homes function and communities evolve.
In 2015, this project was awarded the Planning Minister’s Award at the WA Awards for Planning Excellence; in May 2016 the project received the Award for Excellence, Best Planning Small Project at the national Planning Institute of Australia Awards; and in October 2016, WGV received the prestigious Australia Award for Urban Design, Policies, Programs and Concepts (small scale).