The Peninsula, Burswood WA

The Peninsula is one of the most ambitious integrated residential projects ever undertaken by a single developer in Perth. The 17.1 hectare former industrial site affords unobstructed views of the Perth CBD, the Swan River on two sides, the foreshore parklands, and directly overlooks the Burswood golf course. The new community, now more than half built out, is primarily residential and provides for a diverse mix of housing types. The built form includes high-rise towers (5 of 7 now constructed) ranging from 12-21 stories surrounded by pedestrian-scaled podiums at ground level. A large part of the site will be made up of mid-rise apartment buildings ranging from 3-6 stories. The balance of the site includes terrace housing, courtyard housing, and detached housing arranged in the innovative 4-pack configuration. Among many awards, the project won the 2009 ‘Best Estate in WA’ Award from HIA Greensmart. Jeff was project urban designer at Mirvac, leading the structure plan submission (including built form controls to ensure view corridors and appropriate interfaces) and assisting with the conceptual building layouts.