As EPRA celebrates 20 years of redeveloping urban places, Planning Minister John Day has released a case study on its first project, Claisebrook Village, to assess how the redevelopment performed against the original project objectives.
Compiled from historic records and interviews with Government representatives, industry groups and members of the community, this retrospective document reflects on the transformation of Claisebrook Village from an industrial wasteland to a cosmopolitan waterfront community.
At more than 130 hectares in size, Claisebrook Village is now home to more than 2,500 residents, combining commercial and residential development with beautiful parkland, waterways and public art. The case study gives an honest account of the achievements and lessons learned from this award-winning project which will be used to inform and improve future policies, processes and direction.
EPRA’s Claisebrook Village project set very ambitious development targets and, some twenty years later has helped to set the trend for higher density living and innovation in urban regeneration. The project is now 90 per cent complete and planning control for most of the area has been handed back to the City of Perth.