Emu Point Sustainable Village, Albany WA

Jeff acted as Urban Design lead in the creation of a sustainable village outside of Albany, WA. Key challenges in the design of the 150 dwelling project included maintaining the dunal landform that dominates the coastal 34ha site (running at a 45 degree angle) while achieving good solar orientation. In addition, the site is home to a significant population of ringtail possums, whose dreys had to be accommodated in the public open space. Additional constraints included the coastal setback, vegetation buffer along Emu Point Drive, and carefully integrating the new development with the existing built out subdivision to the south. The design manages to provide a range of lot sizes and accommodation types such as 4-packs, terraces, single houses and apartments, and takes advantage of site characteristics to create a sustainable village unique to the area. Jeff undertook this work while at Cardno.