Across all our projects, the MRA works to conserve important sites through:
recognising European and local indigenous heritage;
restoring, enhancing and protecting the environment; and
developing living and employment opportunities that build a sense of community.
Designing, building and living in a sustainable way is internationally recognised as vital to the longevity and success of communities. We want to lead the way in Australia, demonstrating that doing things differently (and sustainably) can be achieved without compromising economic viability.
Our holistic philosophy towards sustainability is shown in our triple-bottom-line approach to all our redevelopments. This means that the wider economic, environmental and social responsibilities of each project are at the forefront of planning and checked against during all development stages.
Case Study 1: Claisebrook Village
During the redevelopment of Claisebrook Village, important sites were conserved and a number of public artworks were constructed using recycled materials. Recognising local Indigenous heritage and the environmental rehabilitation of the Gasworks site were also major elements of the project.
Case Study 2: Riverside
The Riverside project reflects sustainable planning, with the Waterbank Precinct in particular a great example of regeneration and reuse. It includes a section of reclaimed river once prone to flooding that will be redeveloped into a natural beachfront area that restores the riverine environment. Developments at Riverside will be required to incorporate the highest practicable standards of new technologies for heating and cooling; use energy effi cient materials; minimise, recycle and reuse energy, waste and water; and protect the area’s unique biodiversity.
Case Study 3: The Workshops
Sustainability is embedded in the entire rejuvenation of the Midland Workshops site. The Workshops has embraced and protected its cultural heritage and is rapidly reviving its traditional reputation as a user and instigator of innovation and new technologies. The Midland Atelier Solar Power installation is one of the solar projects forming part of the Perth Solar City project. Other proposed initiatives include water reuse systems, recycling, employment attraction and the sourcing of local goods and services.
Case Study 4: Subiaco Square
Based on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) principles, Subiaco Square has delivered mixed use developments with a range of social, economic and environmental benefits. The sinking of the Subiaco rail line and the creation of an underground railway station paved the way for the Subiaco Square redevelopment which has expanded the local economy through increased visitation to businesses in and around the Square, provided new employment opportunities and attracted new residents to the area.
Case Study 5: Perth City Link
The Perth City Link project will see significant new employment opportunities in the short, medium and long-term during construction and then ongoing employment opportunities will emerge as each area is developed and new commercial operations open. Improved public transport infrastructure will introduce new residents, workers and special event crowds to the area promoting the use of public transport and supporting efficient resource use.
Case Study 6: Wungong Urban
Wungong Urban has been planned as a demonstration project for best practice water management. It is a major redevelopment initiative in the Armadale region that will provide an enviable living environment for up to 40,000 people. It represents a large scale land supply of mixed residential product with supporting retail use and integrated open space areas in the south-east corridor of the Perth metropolitan area. The Master Plan incorporates natural resource management, water sensitive urban design and energy-efficient housing.
Case Study 7: East Perth Power Station
The East Perth Power Station is one of the most significant heritage buildings in Western Australia and represents an important part of the State's industrial history. While plans are developed for its adaptive reuse, remedial works have been undertaken to preserve the shell and structure of the buildings.
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