Alkimos Central Community Development and Town Activation Plan

Place
The Client
DevelopmentWA
Project Team
Ben Kent
Associate - Place
Suzie Zuber
Senior Consultant - Place
Marisa Santosa
Graphic Designer
The Project

Located in Perth’s coastal growth corridor, DevelopmentWA’s masterplanned Alkimos region is planned around METRONET’s new Alkimos Station on the Yanchep extension of the Joondalup line, centrally located between Yanchep and Joondalup.

DevelopmentWA is working together with the State Government, City of Wanneroo, partner developers and builders, community groups, landowners and the public to deliver an innovative, connected, self-sustaining coastal community. The Alkimos region has been developed around five core strategic themes: green energy, smart water, community well-being, connectivity and distinctive design.

Together, the four integrated Alkimos precincts: Alkimos Central, Alkimos Beach, Alkimos Foreshore and Alkimos Vista, will cater for a community of around 50,000 people. The vision is a forward-thinking, thriving community that encourages employment and social integration with supporting health, recreation and amenities.

The 198ha Alkimos Central site is located within the central portion of the Alkimos region. Built around the new Alkimos train station, Alkimos Central will be a transit focused pedestrian hub; a vibrant urban precinct that provides the city centre amenities for the surrounding, wider Alkimos-Eglinton region.

Our Role

Engaged by DevelopmentWA, element produced the Alkimos Central Community Development Plan (CDP) to provide direction for the social elements of the Alkimos Central Precinct over the life of the development. The strategies, initiatives and actions proposed in the CDP have been informed by DevelopmentWA’s development principles, GBCA’s Green Star – Communities National Framework, the Design Vision developed by the design team and the project’s Place Vision and Place Pillars developed in consultation with the local community, DevelopmentWA and City of Wanneroo.

As the foundation of the new region, the town centre, located next to the new METRONET station, will form the core of the precinct from the outset. element created an Activation Plan for theTown Centre to assist the State Government’s commitment for activation from‘Day One’ of the opening of the train station, promising to inject life and energy into the town centre and bring benefits to the wider Alkimos community.

Outcomes

The scheme is designed to achieve 6-star Greenstar accreditation. The CDP supports the attainment of the Greenstar – Communities credits.

What We Delivered
  • Public consultation on a new town centre and transport-related precinct
  • Identification of community activation initiatives and infrastructure through community needs analysis and international benchmark research
  • Identification of opportunities for public art in the Community Development Plan and Activation Plan
  • Close collaboration with design and engagement teams, City of Wanneroo and DevelopmentWA

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