The redevelopment of Claisebrook was based on the creation of a sustainable Urban Village that had:
- a distinctive identity
- a diversity of land use (residential, commercial, shopping, community and leisure) and housing types
- a high-quality public realm (including parklands, well designed streets and footpaths)
- transport links to the city centre and other parts of the Metropolitan region
Planning and design of Claisebrook Village incorporated all of these, with a strong focus on reflecting the existing qualities of the area, including the river and local and cultural heritage. For example, the area along the riverbank at Victoria Gardens has been renamed Ngango Batta's Mooditcher, translated as 'Sunshine's Living Strength' - a place of hope and friendship for Aboriginal people.
Accessibility was also a key consideration in design. Pedestrian and cycle links have been incorporated and the CAT bus service was extended to this area, providing easy access to the CBD, the Swan River and within the Village.
The neighbourhood integrates residential housing, shops, commercial buildings, educational facilities and nearly 22 hectares of recreational parks, open spaces and other public areas, creating a unique cosmopolitan feel.
Learn how places in Claisebrook Village have been created with residents, workers and visitors in mind.
Discover the individual design elements of each of Claisebrook Village’s precincts.