Amherst Village, Southern River WA

Jeff led the design and feasibility testing of a small infill residential precinct forming part of the Amherst Village in Southern River, WA. The site is an 8ha parcel of land owned by the City of Gosnells adjacent to the intersection of Warton / Holmes Roads. This intersection was designated in the Scheme as a mixed-use local centre. The scope of work included coming up with a preferred urban design concept and then working with a valuer and civil engineer to produce likely sales revenue and project cost information. This then fed into a feasibility analysis to determine the likely financial returns to the City for several development options. The preferred plan formed the basis for the currently adopted structure plan for the site, and has guided the development of the site (now mostly built out). The final layout includes a mix of uses (commercial, library, housing) as well as a hardscaped civic plaza and a large park. The network of streets leads to the new library constructed on the corner of the site as a focal point, supporting its civic role in the community.  Jeff undertook this work while at Cardno.