This year marks 10 years since breaking ground on the Village at Wellard project, and the recent progression of development within the Wellard Village Centre exemplifies the benefits gained from high quality planning and urban design. TBB’s involvement in the masterplanning and urban design of the Village at Wellard over the past decade has been an invaluable opportunity to participate in one of Perth’s premier urban development areas.
The Village at Wellard is a masterplanned estate which commenced in 2002 and will ultimately be home to approximately 7,500 residents. Focused on transit orientated design principles, the estate is anchored by the Wellard Train Station which is to be complemented by a high density, mixed use Village Centre and integrated bus movements throughout the residential estate.
High density, mixed use development at the Wellard Village Centre
The Village Centre structure was designed around a main street leading into Wellard Station accommodating robust mixed use sites including a mixed use supermarket site and various mixed use development sites, varying from 200m² single lots through to 7000m² R80 residential development sites. Whilst the progression of these sites has been dependent on a sufficient residential catchment, recent growth in the population of the estate has brought on the first stages retail and residential development within the Village Centre.
The recent approval of the Wellard Square development confirms the delivery of a mixed use main street bookended by a Piazza style public square at one end and landscaped gardens and community facilities at the other. The mixed use development adjacent is to include a brand new Woolworths store, in addition to a number of specialty retail stores, cafes and a medical centre.
The recent release of the Invita residential apartments has also offered a unique opportunity at higher density living only 250m from a major rail station. Offering both 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom options, the architecturally designed apartments provide housing choice not offered in outer metropolitan Perth, and are a fantastic opportunity given their proximity to high quality amenity and high frequency public transport.