QUATTRO: THE NEW QUEENS PARK

Quattro: The New Queens Park is an innovative urban renewal project that was undertaken by the Department of Housing, the City of Canning and Peet Limited. The project was completed in August 2013.

Quattro offers an enviable urban lifestyle, but also provides residents with the best of the great outdoors on their doorstep. At the heart of the estate is the stunning Quattro Linear Park that connects the Queens Park Bush Forever parkland and Manniana Park with the beautifully landscaped Munja Park.
 

INNOVATIVE DESIGN

The development of this modern esate has played a major role in revitalising the suburb by incorporating a range of initiatives into the design and execution of the project. Key aspects included:
  • offering the opportunity for 286 new homesites, just 11 kilometres from Perth CBD
  • providing for a range of lifestyles with a variety of lot sizes ranging from approximately 350sqm to 916sqm
  • refurbishing 20 existing public housing homes in the wider Queens Park area and demolishing a further 43 aged and run-down dwellings which were then sold and re-built upon, enhancing the feeling of restoration within the City of Canning
  • undertaking extensive soil remediation works
  • delivering streetscapes that create well-defined public places and a safe, liveable neighbourhood
  • integrating the estate with the Maniana Bush Forever site, offering the community a new focal point and connection to nature in the form of a park and linear green spine connecting to the existing bushland
  • developing the Quattro Builders Display Village which was the first display village in Western Australia to secure GreenSmart accreditation from the Housing Institute of Australia
  • building the award-winning Quattro Sustainable Home as a valuable resource for buyers, residents and the wider community, demonstrating how environmental and sustainable practices can be incorporated into modern building designs in a highly affordable and practical way and
  • developing a community engagement plan to provide residents, buyers and the wider community with the opportunity to come together with a focus on promoting environmental and community-building events such as National Recycling Week, Clean Up Australia Day, Sustainable House Day and Neighbour Day.
 
The success of this project is evidenced by the high level of market acceptance and the recognition it has achieved from industry and the community.

ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE

The Quattro Sustainable Home received both the Energy-Efficient Buildings and Environmentally Sustainable Design Awards in 2008 from the Building Designers Association of WA and was named the Best Waterwise Home at the 2009 Master Builders-Bankwest Awards for Housing Excellence.

The overall project was also awared as a finalist for Enviroment Excellence in the UDIA Awards for Excellence 2010.

Quattro has helped to rejuvenate and re-establish Queens Park as a suburb of choice for a range of residents who not only enjoy the host of amenities and facilities available in the area but have also been able to build affordable homes close to the CBD to suit their lifestyles.

The result is a near-city location with a new lease on life and an outstanding example of urban renewal.