Perth’s Ellenbrook development has been recognised as the world’s best master-planned community at an international awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.
The urban development project was awarded the International Real Estate Federation’s World Prix d’Excellence Award for 2015 in the Master Plan Category.
Ellenbrook is designed to provide housing, education, recreation, retail and community facilities for up to 35,000 residents.
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According to a statement from WA housing minister Colin Holt, Ellenbrook is already Australia’s most awarded urban development, and the win further validates a government approach of partnering with the private sector to integrate social and affordable housing.
“This development with LWP Property Group pioneered partnerships between the government and the private sector in this area,” Mr Holt said.
“The ability of the government and its partners to work together during the 20 years of this project demonstrates how it is possible to align private sector investment principles with quality urban design and government social policy objectives.
“The result is a world class master-planned community with numerous awards to its name.”
Mr Holt said Ellenbrook had consistently been one of Australia’s fastest-selling residential estates over its 20-year life.
“It is an industry leader in urban planning, creation of affordable housing, environmental sustainability, and neighbourhood and community development.”