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WA Government Appoint Consortium for $21.8 million School Redevelopment

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Yolk Property Group and Ventura Home Group have been appointed as development partners to transform the former Hainsworth Primary School site into a thriving new residential community for more than 100 residents.

The consortium was chosen to partner with the WA Department of Communities after a comprehensive procurement process.

Housing Minister Peter Tinley announced the collaboration on The Amble Estate – a 4.2-hectare urban infill project in Girrawheen that will produce a mix of affordable and highly sustainable housing.

"All dwellings for sale in The Amble Estate will be priced below the Perth median house price, with up to 65 per cent below median prices for homes in Girrawheen.

"About 11 per cent of dwellings within the development will be retained for social housing. This unique infill project will deliver affordability, environmental sustainability, design quality, diversity and integration." Tinley said.

Yolk Property Group Director Tao Bourton said Yolk aimed to push the boundaries or break new ground across every project, whether applying new technologies, developing new product typologies or trialling different construction methods.

“The WA building industry is known for favouring brick – it’s the material of choice for townhouses and low-rise apartments, but we’re planning to utilise timber framing at The Amble – an approach not commonly undertaken in WA for properties of this kind,” he said.

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(Left to right) Housing Minister Peter Tinley, Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk, Ventura Home Group Managing Director Phil Di Masi and Yolk Property Group Director Tao Bourton.

Bioregional’s One Planet Living framework will be implemented to guide built form and land development, and aid in a holistic and long-term approach to sustainability, following principles related to sustainable water, local and sustainable food, sustainable materials, zero waste, zero carbon and culture and community.

“I think Girrawheen is ready for a development of this kind, offering residents homes that that tick all the boxes – affordability, quality, location and sustainability,” Bourton said.

A minimum of 129 dwellings will be delivered at The Amble Estate, comprising small lot house and land packages, apartments and townhouses, and will offer private, social and shared equity housing opportunities. The project will deliver affordable, diverse and environmentally sustainable land and housing options for first homebuyers, families and downsizers.

The Hainsworth project site is situated within the established suburb of Girrawheen, 12km from the CBD, close to integrated and coordinated transport links and a range of established amenities including shopping centres, schools, parks and other recreational facilities. On-site works are expected to commence in October.

The Yolk Property Group/Ventura Home Group consortium will develop the site with the Department of Communities.

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