Estate of inclusion

Estate of inclusion

The Vive, which occupies 10ha on the old Craigie Senior High School site, will become a family-oriented community with a nod to those with disabilities.

Yesterday’s land release was a 4477sq m residential parcel, earmarked for group housing for younger adults needing assisted living.

Plans include 12 single-storey units, an administration centre, parking and communal facilities.

LandCorp chief executive Ross Holt said there was a significant gap in Perth’s residential market for age-appropriate group housing.

‘While there are a wealth of living options of this kind for older people, there is very little available for young adults with disabilities,’ he said.

‘This leaves many with no choice but to live in accommodation with the elderly or remain at home with their parents or carers.

‘This development would provide an appropriate alternative.’

Mr Holt said estate landscaping would have multiple access points and wide footpaths suitable for wheelchairs, ensuring ‘a community of inclusion.’

‘Our vision is to offer a secure supported independent living facility, which will provide younger adults with varying levels of independence, a suitable place to live within a broader community,’ he said.

LandCorp will work with the City of Joondalup on the estate with Stage I earthworks due to start in October.

Release of residential lots within The Vive, bounded by Camberwarra Drive, Fenellia Crescent and Arawa Place, will follow later. For details, call LandCorp project manager Erin Abbott on 9482 7434.