The Swan Valley suburb of Ellenbrook won two prestigious accolades at the 2017 Urban Development Institute Australia (UDIA) Awards for Excellence recently, further cementing its national and international reputation.
Ellenbrook beat stiff competition from four other WA entrants to take home the Masterplanned Development Award, as well as the acclaimed Russel Perry Award for Urban Development Excellence.
The Russel Perry Award is particularly significant as it recognises the best project across all the category winners.
Ellenbrook is already Australia’s most awarded urban development project, with more than 40 wins under its belt. In 2015, it was officially recognised by the International Real Estate Federation as the world’s best master-planned community.
Jaye Radisich, the former Labor Swan Hills MLA, was a long-standing champion of the visionary development during the 2000s. The current Labor MLA, Jessica Shaw, shares that passion.
Ellenbrook consists of eight self-supporting villages, each with their own style, that are built around a modern town centre.
The Department of Communities and Morella Pty Ltd are partners in the joint venture that is project managed by LWP Property Group.
Source: Government of Western Australia.