20 October 2010
Western Australias biggest master-planned residential development, the Wungong Urban Water Project is close to selling its first residential blocks with the release of a $303 million developer contribution scheme in August. It is potentially the biggest cost-sharing plan for real estate developers in Australia.
The Wungong Urban Water Project an initiative of the Armadale Redevelopment Authority and the CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Flagship sets new standards in integrated total water-cycle management, water-sensitive urban design and energy-efficient housing. This redevelopment project located 26 kilometres South- East of Perth is designed to house up to 40 000 residents.
Planning for the project is intended to save up to 75 per cent of residential water use yearly through water efficient fixtures, irrigation techniques, rainwater tanks and reuse of non potable sources of water. Innovative planning and design has also focussed on managing stormwater impacts to waterways, recharging the aquifer and providing functional open space areas. This will be achieved through means such as establishment of extensive tree lined streets that will increase stormwater infiltration, nutrient removal and groundwater movement for local waterways. Further details on the Wungong Urban Water project can be found at http://internet.landcorp.com.au/portal/page/portal/ara