Perth is undergoing a significant swing in the property market toward more density in middle ring suburbs, CBD locations and around transport nodes. This trajectory is similar to what Brisbane and Melbourne experienced in recent decades, shifting the focus from production of lots and single houses to a much higher percentage of apartments. This is driven by a number of factors such as demographics, travel times, and affordability, and is strongly supported by the WA State Government’s Directions 2031 Planning Strategy as a more efficient development pattern, particularly from a public transport perspective.
Principal of Edgefield Projects, Jeff Thierfelder, has significant experience in the master planning and development control of infill housing sites and transit-oriented developments. This includes multi-award winning, substantially built-out projects such as Cockburn Central Town Centre, The Peninsula at Burswood, and the Pleasant Hill BART Station TOD. To make these projects successful, it takes a sophisticated understanding of the integration of building typologies, land uses, economic feasibility, public realm design, and climate response.
Scope of Services
Edgefield Projects offers a range of services in this space, from quick turnaround feasibility / yield analysis prior to acquisition to indicative development plans, structure plans, 3D massing / shadow studies, subdivision plans, local development plans, design guidelines, and design assessments to ensure delivery of the desired built form. We can also provide indicative streetscape sketches and elevations to provide illustrations of how the development might look and feel from the street.
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