Hon Colin Holt BSc MLC

Hon Colin Holt BSc MLC

Former Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

    2,000 reasons to celebrate transit-oriented living

    2/12/2015 10:50 AM
     
    • 2,000 settlements for the Mandurah rail line's first walkable transit-aligned development

    Located in Perth's southern corridor, the first walkable transit-aligned development on the Mandurah rail line has proven its popularity, hitting a major milestone of 2,000 settlements this month.

     

    The Village at Wellard is an award-winning joint venture between Peet Limited and the State Government.  With more than 3,000 lots, the master planned community offers homes that are within 800 metres of the village centre, or less than a 10 minute walk.

     

    The Wellard train station opened in 2007 and is the cornerstone of Wellard Square, with local shops, cafes, a pharmacy and medical centre now open.  Housing Minister Colin Holt said the station was within walking distance of most homes and provides efficient, high-speed connection to major business centres in Perth, Mandurah, Rockingham and Kwinana.

     

    "More than a decade ago, the Housing Authority and Peet started the Wellard journey together - with the vision of establishing a purpose-built, greenfields, transit-aligned development at Wellard," Mr Holt said.

     

    "Today, The Village at Wellard is home to a vibrant and engaged community with a population of almost 5,000 people - and The Village at Wellard keeps getting better, year after year as the community has grown and as more amenity is delivered.

     

    "We're also pleased that the project has eclipsed its target of 20 per cent affordable lots with almost 75 per cent priced at this level."

     

    The Village at Wellard has also been recognised by the development industry, recently winning the 2015 UDIA WA Award for Excellence in Master Planned Development.

     

    Wellard is a key site identified as part of the Liberal National Government's Connected Living initiative announced today, set to deliver further affordable housing opportunities near transport corridors.

     

    Fact File

    • The Village at Wellard is one of a number of joint venture partnerships that the Housing Authority delivers together with the private sector as part of the State Government's Affordable Housing Strategy 2010-2020: Aiming Higher
    • The State Government is supporting quality, high-density development around key transport links and activity centres to help lower living costs and reduce traffic congestion
    • With seven sites available including Wellard, the Connected Living initiative announced today is an outstanding opportunity for capable and qualified parties to showcase new affordable living outcomes in a transit-oriented context

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