WGV gets another tick of approval for sustainability
August 30, 2016 Leave a comment
This article was in the Weekend West on Saturday by MAUREEN EPPEN
Sustainability expert Dr Martin Anda has delivered a vote of confidence in the sustainability credentials of LandCorp’s WGV estate, at White Gum Valley, by becoming one of the first people to Start building a home at the estate.
Dr Anda, the Academic Chair of Environmental Engineering at Murdoch University, described WGV as the best example of sustainable property development in the Perth market
“As far as urban developments in Perth go, WGV is as good as it gets” he said.
Dr Anda said there were three key reasons for his decision to build at WGV.
“I chose to build my home here tor the well thought-out sustain ability features, the high standard of landscaping and local amenities, and the great location in the Fremantle area,” he said.
“The WGV estate has really good design guidelines, which mean that as it develops the area will demonstrate to people just what is possible when you want to build sustainably,”
People will now be able to visit the area and pick up ideas from a pocket of attractive, comfortable and cost efficient sustainable homes integrated into an established community.
Dr Anda has joined with friends to develop a building on 4 Mouquet Vista, providing two homes and making the most of the 270sqm block
by incorporating a range of shared facilities, such as a rainwater tank, vegetable gardens, roof terrace and solar photo -voltaic system.
South Fremantle -based architects Richard Hammond and David Robinson designed the building, and the aim was to get construction underway later this month for completion in about nine months.
Developer LandCorp has just seven of the 23 single home sites remaining at WGV estate, and potential land buyers are urged to act quickly to secure their choice of lot
The last Lots range from 276-32lsqmt and are priced from $350,000 to $410,000. including a $10,000 sustainability package and a design consultation with the WGV estate architect CODA Studio. These lots are titled.
LandCorp is developing the 2ha residential estate on the former Kim Beazley School site, opposite the Royal Frcmantle Golf Course.
The estate is less than 3km from Fremantle’s town centre and just 600m from local shops and cafes.
Options for housing at WGV include the single residential lots* the Evermore WGV apartment development of 24 one, two and three bedroom apartments by York Property Group and the Thrive development of nine townhouses and five apartments by Contempo,
The Sustainable Housing for Artists and Crealives (SHAC) project, comprising a trio of three-bed room townhouses, eight two-bedroom units, a one-bedroom unit and a communal artist studio, is under construction.