The development of a coastal village was first proposed in 2002 when world renowned Architect and Urban Planner Andreas Duany and his team of 12 architects and designers came to Perth and held a charette with EDC the City of Wanneroo and the WA Planning Commission (WAPC).
“The urban design for Jindee was presented by Andres Duany to an open meeting of the City of Wanneroo attended by residents, urban planners and developers, to much critical acclaim.”
Andres Duany is known for his design work for communities such as Seaside, Kentlands and Rosemary Beach in the United States.
Further development of the concept continued over the intervening years with members of Andrea’s original team including DPZ Pacific and Ludwig Fontalvo-Abello.
After leaving DPZ, Ludwig continued to return to Perth on a regular basis to lead the design team for Jindee, which included the national planning team of Roberts Day.
“What we have achieved so far, would not have been possible without the vision, co-operation and support of the WAPC and the City of Wanneroo.”
“EDC is immensely grateful for the foresight the State Government, City of Wanneroo and our stakeholders who have been prepared to embrace a new way of developing and protecting land – which represents a significant departure from historic practice.”
Ms Roche said that, in layman’s terms, the Jindee Development has been designed to reflect the traditional coastal living of Perth as seen at Fremantle, Rottnest Island and Cottesloe.
“It seeks to be a walking environment where it is a pleasure to stroll through the natural environments, the village and the diverse residential areas all within the square kilometre that is Jindee,” she said.
“Given this goal, Jindee will not be a traditional suburban development with a single culture.”
“Rather what is planned within the 112 hectares of Jindee are a diversity of experiences that reflect different living environments and each of these environments will be what Andres Duany calls ‘fully immersive environments’ each with a different atmosphere and feel.”
“The Jindee coastal village will be created to meet the ocean in much the same way as Cottesloe meets the ocean.”
“This will feel like an ocean-side village and have atmosphere of an ocean-side village, including restaurants and shops as well as apartments and town houses.”
“There will be a natural living environment with large lots immersed in the natural environment on the ridgelines where roads will wind over the dunes and housing will nestle into hillside with uninterrupted views over the coast.”
“This anticipates an atmosphere much like old Quinns.”
A more urban environment will be created in the amphitheatre flanked by the ridgelines. Homes will engage with the street and create an atmosphere more like the residential areas of Fremantle, Cottesloe and Subiaco.
A more traditional suburban area will be developed which will allow for the larger lots more in keeping with older northern suburbs of Perth.
“What is important to EDC is to create diverse experiences at Jindee, from village to natural, each of which are able to be enjoyed by the residents and visitor alike,” said Ms Roche.