The new residents of Meve in the Beeliar Estate were yesterday welcomed to the neighbourhood by Housing and Works Minister Francis Logan.
Mr Logan, who is also the MLA for Cockburn, also planted trees in the new estate with the Mayor of Cockburn, other council representatives and some of the new residents.
The Minister said the tree planting was in recognition of the environmental initiatives that the various groups involved with the Meve project had implemented over the past two years.
Speaking at the welcoming function, Mr Logan said Cockburn was a rapidly growing coastal area with more than 27,000 residences and 2,000 businesses.
“It is expected another 15,000 residences will be built in the Cockburn area in the near future, along with the key infrastructure services and amenities required to service the expanding population,” he said.
“Meve at Beeliar is an example of this growth. A total of 1,000 homes have been sold since 1994 and it is expected that another 700 homes will be built in the estate in the next few years.
“The estate’s community development and environmental management strategies, particularly the flora and fauna habitat link initiative and social sustainability plan, are innovative and industry-leading.
“They have been recognised by the City of Cockburn as making a strong contribution to the future well-being of the estate.”
Mr Logan said other environmental initiatives implemented at Meve included the bird and animal nest box program, the gateway picnic area project and the local primary school’s planting events.
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