Project Details

Providing public open space for the growing outer suburbs of Perth, while promoting water sensitive urban design and at source water management.

WSUD Category: Living stream, Retention of native vegetation, Swale / buffer strip

Criteria Information
Development Type:Public Open Space
Function/Driver:Environmental improvement
Government Area:City of Wanneroo
Site Context:Well-draining soils
Year Completed:2005

In an effort to conserve water and achieve better urban water management outcomes, Capricorn Village Joint Venture partners Yanchep Sun City Pty Ltd and the Capricorn Investment Group Pty Ltd initiated the Capricorn development which began construction in 2005 in the City of Wanneroo. Capricorn is approximately 220 Ha and will deliver around 2,200 lots. Water sensitive urban design features are evident throughout the development. The site is predominantly sandy soils with depth to groundwater of over 5 m and moderate grades across the site.
The full case study on Capricorn can be found here.