CREATION of an urban artwork coincided with the first land release for an Alkimos estate recently.
Perth artist Darren Hutchens, Alkimos Vista’s first buyer Shelley Beyer and representatives from LandCorp and Lendlease created the canvas together at the February launch.
Ms Beyer and her partner Scott Cashman bought their lot through the Homebuyers Centre and the dog owners were looking forward to living close to a park.
“We currently reside in Merriwa and love the northern suburbs,” she said.
“We are over the moon and ready to move into our new home.
“It is a great central location for both of our workplaces.
“At this stage, we have been advised that we could be in our new home in time to celebrate Christmas.
“We are looking forward to no-longer renting, having our own home to decorate and organise as we please, and also start the next chapter in our lives together.”
The developers plan to incorporate public art, colour and surprise into the estate east of Marmion Avenue, which will ultimately have about 600 lots and 1800 residents.
“The first piece of art really signals that this will be the brightest community with access to amenity already available at Alkimos Beach,” Lendlease communities business in WA general manager Anthony Rowbottam said.
Mr Rowbottam said future residents would also have access to community resources in the sister estate west of Marmion Avenue, including the BeachSAFE program which is run with Surf Lifesaving WA.
“As the estate develops you should expect to see more community co-creation of vibrant pieces of art, along with a future Sprout Community Hub,” he said.
LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra said the estate was located next to the future city-scale development of Alkimos Central and would be well connected to public transport links, roads and a pathway network.
“The future Alkimos Train Station announced by the State Government as part of the extension to the Yanchep line, will be within walking distance – 800m from some areas of Alkimos Vista,” he said.
Plans for the estate include a high school, primary school and 100ha of regional open space.