ADA House, Level 2, 54 - 58 Havelock Street, West Perth, WA, 6005

PO BOX 6762, East Perth, WA 6892

The Village at Wellard

  • 2002 - Ongoing
  • City of Kwinana
  • PEET Limited / Department of Housing JV

The Village at Wellard is an approximate 3,200 lot urban greenfield subdivision and is recognised as Perth’s first master planned Transit Oriented Development.

The overall site was relatively well vegetated with mature Tuart trees. As part of the design, TABEC has continually undertaken a review of bulk earthworks with a target of retaining significant trees while not being unnecessarily constrained with levels. TABEC has provided design options that both retained trees and minimised cost of earthworks and retaining. All works are being completed around existing significant trees that compliment the completed subdivision stages

Geotechnical conditions at the site contain loose sandy soil and variable limestone which without further work, would have resulted in a ‘P’ site classification. TABEC investigated, reviewed and recommended relatively inexpensive High Energy Impact Compaction that has resulted in all lots achieving an ‘A’ site classification that has allowed homes to be built using the cheapest available footing systems and thereby avoiding the additional cost impediment of lower site classifications.

Water Corporation planning was reviewed by TABEC, with TABEC successfully demonstrating to the Corporation that a second pump station would be viable, reduce earthworks costs significantly and allow the preservation of additional significant trees.

Project Awards

UDIA Sustainable Development – 2016

UDIA Masterplanned Residential Development – 2015

UDIA Residential Development over 250 lots – 2014

UDIA Judges Award – 2008