Waterford in Western Australia is officially home to the best residential development in Australia, with Richard Noble’s Cygnia Cove winning the Residential Development Award at the 2015 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National Awards for Excellence. The project also won the prestigious Environmental Excellence Award.
Richard Noble Managing Director, Alex Gregg (centre), with project partners Chris Meehl (left) and Max Montisci (right)
Managing Director Alex Gregg commented, “We are exceptionally proud of what’s been achieved at Cygnia Cove. Transforming what was a degraded piece of land on the banks of the Canning River into a beautiful and connected community for around 200 households providing a lasting environmental and cultural legacy for the whole community to enjoy.”
The judges acknowledged, “The approval process was complicated with heritage, environmental and cultural issues. Resolution of these challenges over 13 years was testament to the professionalism and patience of the developer and consultant team.”
Naming the development the best in Australia, the UDIA judges also said, “Cygnia Cove is a premium quality residential estate established on a difficult but highly desirable site fronting the Canning River.
The development, located just eight kilometres from Perth’s CBD, has successfully integrated a multi-award winning residential community, neighbouring established heritage buildings, rehabilitated and newly constructed wetlands, a successful Black Swan breeding habitat, and expanded foreshore reserve.