Vivente - Hammond Park

Design Feature
Type of Project
Landowner Strategy
State
Western Australia
Location
Urban

Vivente in Hammond Park has achieved the vision of integrating the natural environment and rehabilitated vegetation, into a new urban form which encourages interaction and inclusion amongst residents, and the wider local community. Vivente has been in planning since 2010, with the first residents moving in during 2016.

Located approximately 28 kilometres south of Perth in Hammond Park, Vivente is a 35-hectare residential development that is anticipated to yield 475 lots. Central to the design objectives is a ‘green link’, a linear belt of connected public open space that traverses the estate from east to west providing high-quality connectivity to the wider Cockburn locality.

Vivente is well located with the Aubin Grove Train Station and Harvest Lakes town centre within two kilometres to the north of the estate, both easily accessible via the pedestrian and regional bike path network.

Growing a healthy community

Vivente is strongly influenced by retained and rehabilitated vegetation, the public open space network, and connectivity to nearby community, commercial, retail, schools and transport infrastructure.

A linear ‘green link’ will ultimately provide a connection to Frankland Reserve Recreation and Community facility to the west which is currently under design by the City of Cockburn (March 2019). Access to this facility will be via boardwalks with a fitness park incorporating “activity stairs” and linked by a future running loop to encourage active pedestrian movement.

Enjoyment of Vivente is defined by diversity within the community and supported by product choice, the current and future public open space network and local amenity.
Enjoyment of Vivente is defined by diversity within the community and supported by product choice, the current and future public open space network and local amenity.

The activity stairs utilise the estate’s topography to optimise fitness opportunities at any time of the day. Multi-functional equipment can be used for both fitness and play, plus various respite areas have been provided at key vantage points.

The Vivente master plan encourages social interaction and engagement through the legibility and permeability of the pedestrian network and public open space network.
The Vivente master plan encourages social interaction and engagement through the legibility and permeability of the pedestrian network and public open space network.

The street network is legible with each street having a dedicated footpath, ensuring easy access to existing and future destinations within Vivente and the wider Cockburn locality such as primary and high schools. Whadjuk Drive provides designated bicycle lanes to assist with cyclist safety and link into the broader Perth Bicycle Metropolitan region network.

These design elements combine to implement the healthy living objectives by:

  • Creating destinations through a high quality public realm, connectivity, and opportunities which facilitate social interaction and uses at differing times of day;
  • Offering product types that address the needs of new families, downsizers and ageing in place;
  • Implementing movement networks that prioritise pedestrians and cyclists; and
  • Focusing on the fine detail of the public open space to create sense of place.

Project team

  • Developer - Gold Estates Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Development Manager - Richard Noble and Company
  • Civil Contractor - Wormall Civil
  • Consultant Team:
    • Civil Engineers - The Civil Group
    • Communication - Mills Wilson
    • Environmental - EndPlan Environmental
    • Landscape Architects - Emerge Associates
    • Survey - MNG
    • Traffic Engineering - KCTT
    • Urban Design and Town Planners - Roberts Day Group

Project cost

  • N/A

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