RESIDENTIAL property developer Cedar Woods Properties has started work on its Bushmead development, six years after buying the former rifle range from the Department of Defence.
Speaking on site in Hazelmere at a sod-turning ceremony today, chief operating officer Nathan Blackburne said Bushmead was the company’s most sustainable project to date.
“More than two-thirds of the land at Bushmead will be rehabilitated as a permanent conservation reserve by the company,” he said.
“The future conservation reserve contains threatened ecological communities and some of the last remaining woodlands of the eastern Swan Coastal Plain in Perth.”
Bushmead will potentially produce up to 800 residential lots over the next decade.
“As custodian of this land, we now have the responsibility to build a modern, residential community that is completely sympathetic to the surrounding environment,” he said.
“We are working closely with the local council and community leaders to ensure future investment in this large and unique property is designed and maintained to the highest quality.”
Rehabilitation works will now start, before the conservation reserve is gifted to the Department of Parks and Wildlife for future generations.
Lots sized from 375sqm to 510sqm are priced from $285,000.