Hon Brendon Grylls MLA

Hon Brendon Grylls MLA

Former Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Former Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

    WA developments in sustainability first

    17/10/2013 12:00 AM
    • Alkimos Beach and Waterbank accepted for Green Star - Communities pilot
    • Green Building Council Australia tool aims to ensure new communities meet sustainability benchmarks

    Two new Western Australian development projects will be the first in the State to be rated on their sustainability, productivity and livability by a national scheme.


    Alkimos Beach in the northern suburbs and Waterbank in East Perth have been accepted for the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star - Communities rating tool pilot.


    The independent tool will judge the State Government-led developments on sustainable planning criteria such as minimising energy and water consumption and reducing dependence on motor vehicles.


    It will also look at broader issues such as economic prosperity, livability and community health and wellbeing.


    Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said he wanted to encourage sustainability in the property industry by promoting green programs, technologies, design practices and operations.


    “Green Star certification is more than just a pat on the back for developers,” Mr Grylls said.


    “It demonstrates the State Government’s commitment to best practice in designing and delivering the communities of the future.”


    Waterbank is aiming for a 5-Star Green Star ‘Australian Excellence’ rating and Alkimos Beach is set to achieve a 6-Star rating.


    Alkimos Beach is a master-planned community that will ultimately be home to 15,000 residents. The first stage will take seven years to complete, delivering more than 2,000 homes.


    Waterbank is a $1billion urban regeneration project adjacent to the Causeway in East Perth which will provide more than 600 residential apartments for 1,500 residents and up to 24,000sqm of commercial space.


    Planning Minister John Day said Waterbank would be a prime destination for visitors.


    “Built on the riverfront, with a blend of entertainment, commercial, retail and residential uses - it will need to be sustainable, productive and livable,” Mr Day said.


           Fact File

    • Alkimos Beach is being led by LandCorp and Waterbank led by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, both in partnership with Lend Lease
    • For more on the Green Star Communities rating tool visit: http://www.gbca.org.au/

    Lands Minister’s office - 6552 5500

    Planning Minister's office  - 6552 6200