Oran Park Town
New South Wales | Urban
The Federal Government’s Building Better Cities program (1991-96) began a process of renewal at Claisebrook Cove that established an urban village on the Swan River. The initial masterplan design acknowledged the local Aboriginal and European heritage of the area, capitalised on proximity to the Central Business District, supported public transport at the Claisebrook Train Station and encouraged pedestrian activity.
The original industrial area accommodated only 270 residents. Claisebrook Village now houses approximately 2,710 residents and provides shops with a 30% increase in commercial floor space. There are 6,000 workers in government departments and commercial businesses, 3,000 new students at educational facilities, and nearly 22 hectares of recreational parks, open spaces and other public areas.
The masterplan deliberately contemplated small lot sizes, increased development heights and reduced road reserves. Providing a high level of amenity for the residents of the higher residential development, the master-planning processes of Calisebrook Village reflect various Healthy Active by Design principles:
Community Facilities and Destinations
Public open space