THE Village at Wellard and Invita Stage 2 were centre stage at the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s Awards for Excellence gala dinner at Crown Perth.
The developments were named Best Sustainable Urban Development and Best Medium Density Development in WA for 2016.
These awards build on last year’s success, when The Village at Wellard took home the WA Masterplanned Development Award, and Invita Stage 1 was named Australia’s best Affordable Development.
Peet Limited chief executive Brendan Gore said he was proud of what had been achieved.
Wellard Residents Association former president Alicia Kelly said she loved the little community created and felt lucky to live there.
“My kids have great parks to play in and a wonderful opportunity to be close to nature,” she said.
The Village at Wellard is a joint venture between the WA Housing Authority and Peet Limited and is Perth’s first full-catchment greenfields transit oriented development.
In recognising the success of The Village at Wellard, the judges noted the key to The Village at Wellard was the real diversity of the development. There was diversity in the natural topography, lot configuration and housing stock. When this was put together with the advantages of the rail, it presented as a very liveable community.’
The Invita Stage 2 Apartments were jointly developed by Peet Limited and BGC Development and are located on the doorstep of the multi-million dollar Wellard Village Centre.
The architect-designed two and three-storey apartments offer upmarket designs and quality finishes at an affordable price. The project was recognised by the judges for breaking the mould of traditional apartment living.