Port Coogee

Port Coogee

Port Coogee is a $700 million project covering a site area of almost 86ha, transforming an area of old industrial coastline into a living, breathing residential and mixed use waterfront hub.

Port Coogee will accommodate approximately 2318 dwellings in a diverse mix of traditional homes, small single residential lots and medium and high density apartment living. TBB is responsible for town planning and urban design including; Structure Planning, Subdivision design and approvals, Design Guidelines, Detailed Area Plans and Built Form Codes.

Throughout the projects history, a myriad of statutory planning processes and approvals have been required. The formal process, was commenced in 1998, when TBB prepared and managed key milestones such as the delivery of the Port Coogee Local Structure Plan (including various minor amendments), MRS Amendment request and Town Planning Scheme Amendment.

The project has been the subject of extensive negotiation between the project visionary, Consolidated Marine Developments, Australand and the State Government in order to resolve the many and complex issues necessary to enable a development to proceed as a single entity project.

A multi-disciplinary project team was convened to co-ordinate a thorough consultation programme, involving community representatives, and local and State Government agencies to achieve all necessary statutory approvals to facilitate the development within timeframes specifically defined within the Project Agreement.

TBB led the formulation of the Port Coogee Marina Village Built Form Codes, adopted by the City of Cockburn under its Town Planning Scheme No.3, for development within the Marina Village precinct to provide a more detailed level of guidance than included within the LSP. The Codes provide greater detail to ensure adequate control over development to achieve quality and desirable built form outcomes. The Codes are a significant innovation and commitment to achieving the development vision to create a contemporary residential seaside village experience. The Codes were delivered and approved under an extremely tight project timeframe and were unconditionally adopted by Council in December 2010 – a period of 5 months from commencement to approval.


  • Location
    City of Cockburn
  • Client
    Port Catherine Developments Pty Ltd
  • Services
    Lead Consultant Town Planning and Urban Design
  • Site Area
  • No. of Dwellings
    Approx. 2318 Waterfront Dwellings
  • Commercial Floor Space
    Approx. 9000m2 retail and 2000m2 office
  • Boat Pens
    Maximum of 300
  • Awards
    Property Council of Australia’s National Innovation and Excellence Awards (2013) – Best Master Planned Community, UDIA (National) Residential Development (2012), UDIA (National) Environmental Excellence (2012), UDIA (WA) Residential Development over 250 Lots (2011), UDIA (WA) Presidents Award (2011), UDIA (WA) Environmental Excellence (2011)

Project Team

  • Environmental
    RPS Environmental
  • Engineering
    JDSi Consulting Engineers
  • Surveying
    McMullen Nolan Group
  • Coastal Processes and Engineering
    M P Rogers & Associates
  • Community Consultation
    Creating Communities
  • Architects
    Jones Coulter Young
  • Landscape Architects
  • Retail Consultants
  • Architects
    Woods Bagot
    NH Architecture
    Taylor Robinson
  • Wind Engineering
    Mel Consultants