It’s a very happy 20th birthday for Ellenbrook!
The special anniversary also marks the start of a vibrant new housing development, offering an attractive lifestyle for up to 1300 households on the doorstep of the Swan Valley.
Housing Minister Bill Marmion applauded the launch of Annie’s Landing, Ellenbrook’s eighth and final village on Thursday 6 November, marking the 20 year anniversary of development at the estate.
“Ellenbrook was the first large-scale joint venture undertaken by the Department of Housing in partnership with the private sector and remains one of the most successful master planned developments in Australia,” he said.
Manager Joint Ventures, Pam Collier, says the village offers home sites ranging from 150sqm through to 2000sqm and when completed will provide essential amenities such as a primary school, a childcare centre, shopping and recreational facilities.
“Winning more than 30 building industry awards, Ellenbrook continues its success with the development of Annie’s Landing—a village inspired by the natural landscape and history of the area.”
Annie’s Landing is named after (Annie) Frances Elizabeth Hamersley, the wife of William Brockman, a pastoralist and stockbreeder who moved to Australia with his family in 1830 and was the first European to discover the Avon Valley.
Annie’s Landing will be divided by three hamlets, with a water feature at the entrance and a road bridge which will eventually cross over Sawpit Gully.
The Department of Housing and Morella Pty Ltd partnered to deliver the Ellenbrook joint venture, with LWP Property Group project managing the development.
Pam says by partnering with the private sector, the Department has successfully integrated social and affordable housing opportunities in a quality community for Western ustralians.
“Ellenbrook’s contribution to the state’s economy and job creation must also be acknowledged with over 8000 lots providing residential and commercial opportunities for its 20,000 residents.”
Over the past two decades Ellenbrook has grown into a thriving town, with its population set to reach 30,000 by 2020.
Sales in Annie’s Landing are expected to be completed in 2016.