In 2003, Amex acquired 54 hectares of rural land in the Perth suburb of Wellard, strategically located adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway and approximately 30 km’s south of the Perth CBD.
Sunrise at Wellard is a new boutique community currently under construction in the growing City of Kwinana. Located only 30 minutes from both Perth and Mandurah, the estate boasts easy access to education and healthcare facilities, with the Wellard train station located only a 5 minute drive away. With a focus on affordability and innovative design, the estate is competitively priced in comparison to other estates in the region without sacrificing the quality that Amex is renowned for.
Sunrise as Wellard will eventually have over 540 residential lots, comprising of a mixture of cottage and traditional home sites. Construction of Sunrise commenced in 2012 with the first homes sold in June 2013 through reputable WA based builders. The consultancy team involved with the project work together to design and implement best-practice in terms of innovative urban design and sustainability. In particular, urbanist principles of linear park networks, multi-use corridors and an interconnected road network system are being implemented. These principles serve to enhance the natural features of the locality and provide legibility to residents and visitors. The linear park network facilitates a quality pedestrian and leisure environment and promotes social interaction between residents. This network includes multi-use corridors that provide active vegetated linkages between the three high value ecological wetland areas and creates a more socially and environmentally sustainable community.
In December 2013 the first public open space in Sunrise at Wellard was completed. The 1.15ha park is evidence of the quality of landscaping that goes into all Amex estates and incorporates retained mature trees, a children’s playground and interesting furniture pieces. The furniture has been carved out of remnant trees into a variety of objects such as flora and fauna which are native to the area; this includes bandicoots, eagles, and gumnuts. Also included is a very realistic button tufted couch carved into a tree trunk.
Design guidelines and building covenants have been put in place to ensure affordability without sacrificing quality of housing. Amex and Satterley are working closely with builders to encourage a variety of well-designed homes for people wishing to enter the property market.
Sunrise at Wellard will be a vibrant community in one of Perth’s key growth corridors.