Press release: New Carbon Neutral Community in Western Australia
Allen Jack+Cottier and Oculus landscape architects have been selected to design the first stage of Alkimos, a new regional centre in Western Australia, which will be the first carbon neutral development in Australia. Developed by the State Government’s property agency, Landcorp, Alkimos will be the largest coastal development in the Perth region for more than 50 years, providing 40 percent of the land required in the expanding north-west corridor.
Stretching over seven kilometres along the coast, the 2,600 hectare site will become home to 60,000 people over a 25-year period. Energy efficient building design and renewable energy sources will be integrated into the planning offering a variety of housing types based on village and neighbourhood designs.
Transport will be configured to minimise car use; a bus network will connect to centres on the northern rail line, and high speed broadband will encourage home-based work. The plan includes a regional centre, a smaller business district, two service industry centres, and three coastal activity hubs.