WHITE GUM VALLEY DEVELOPMENT WINS AWARD
The Fremantle WGV development on the former Kim Beazley school site in White Gum Valley has won the Australia Award for Urban Design, Policies, Programs and Concepts – Small Scale for Fremantle architects CODA, Landcorp, Urbis and Josh Byrne.
The Jury citation states that “White Gum Valley aims to realise a diverse, highly sustainable infill development that reflects and enhances its suburban surrounds. The highly collaborative process embraced multiple entities and disciplines and has initiated a new nationally significant model for higher density infill development. The project incorporates and celebrates sustainability across ten ‘one planet living’ principles, and ties this to the creation of a thriving, resilient and diverse community. WGV at White Gum Valley is a project of genuine innovation and leadership.”
It says about the entry that as an “Innovation through Demonstration” project, WGV demonstrates the economic and social benefits of sustainable development and creates a blueprint for the planning and development of small infill sites within an established suburb. The success of WGV is testament to the collaborative and forward-thinking approach of its multi-disciplinary design team.”