Waterbank displays its recycling credentials


An artist’s impressions of the Waterbank development, including a beach, boardwalk and retail hub.
Waterbank displays its recycling credentials
Waterbank displays its recycling credentials
An artist’s impressions of the Waterbank development, including a beach, boardwalk and retail hub.

The prefabricated suite, formerly from Toorak Park in Melbourne, has been repurposed and refurbished to be used as the sales and information centre for Waterbank, and will include new decking and a canopy to take advantage of its Swan River views.

The suite will also include a Waterbank display apartment.

For the 3400km journey, the 57-tonne display suite was divided between four trucks and escorted across the Nullarbor.

Lendlease’s development director for the urban regeneration business in WA, David Ockenden, said the recycled building would contribute to Waterbank’s sustainability targets.

“At the end of their life, often display suites are dismantled and disposed of but in this case, we are recycling the facility and installing roof solar power to help offset electrical consumption,” he said.

“The offsite module fabrication improves our efficiency and allows civil construction to occur simultaneously.”

The Waterbank development will transform a largely unused 6ha part of the city and is expected to take six years to complete.

Stage one, including beach, boardwalk, jetty and market square, as well as the first residential commercial and retail buildings, is expected to be completed in January 2018. n