Brighton praised

The Brighton village shopping centre.
The Brighton village shopping centre.

Brighton Estate, developed by Satterley Property Group, won the masterplanned development category at the awards on August 30.

Judges said the 630ha estate had been a best seller in the Perth market since its launch 13 years ago

They highlight its environmental sustainability, community creation and integration, economic sustainability, affordable housing solutions and practice in urban design and form.

They also identified community initiatives such as the Brighton Shed for training high school students, bore irrigation for homes in ‘The Green’ precinct and the community garden.

UDIA chief executive Debra Goostrey said the estate had made significant progress since winning the same award last year.

‘Since 2000 when the project was initiated, Brighton has been a source of innovation in the industry,’ said Ms Goostrey.

‘It is critical that we continue to benchmark residential development and reward those who stand above the rest.

‘The focus on maximising the link between residential development and public transport is very clear this year with transit orientated developments winning in several categories.’

Satterley Property Group chief executive Nigel Satterley said Brighton would have more than 7600 homes and more than 25,000 people when complete.

‘Brighton is a showcase for all that our company strives to achieve in our developments; an attractive neighbourhood with a real sense of community and easy access to everything you need in your daily life,’ he said.

The developer highlighted a man-made lake at Brampton Park as the centrepiece of the estate, adjacent to Kingsbridge Park’s sporting fields.

The suburb has more than 50 parks, four primary schools, two high schools, a community centre, a village shopping centre, and more recently commercial development in the Brighton district centre.

‘We don’t just look at housing lots, but also infrastructure and community amenities,’ Mr Satterley said.

‘The new Butler train station will give residents easy access to Joondalup and the Perth CBD.

‘A development this large and complex has required the expertise and commitment from many Satterley employees and our trusted suppliers and contractors.’