Evidence demonstrates that a place that is integrated with pedestrian and cycle movement networks supports active living. LandCorp’s South Yanchep project has been specifically designed to support a healthy active community. South Yanchep is a new 120ha residential land development that is expected to ultimately yield around 1,500 dwellings for approximately 2,900 future residents over the coming years.
LandCorp’s vision for South Yanchep is to deliver an affordable and active coastal lifestyle where integrated design and development provides functional connections to the street, bush, beach and community. The development design will promote a healthy, active community using walkways, cycleways and public open space which connect the bush and the coast.
To assist with developing its vision for South Yanchep, LandCorp established a community reference group to gain input from key stakeholders at the earliest stages of design. This included the community reference group’s participation in a three day Planning Design Forum with LandCorp’s planners and consultant team on Local Structure Planning.
Building upon this, LandCorp also sought input from other key stakeholders, including the Healthy Active by Design Project Team, City of Wanneroo, State and Federal government departments, and the building and exercise industry to ensure an integrated design approach that will deliver the project’s vision.
As a consequence, the development structure planning has considered a broad range of movement networks for pedestrians and cyclists with the objective of reducing car use for short journeys. In addition, the public open space will be designed with physical activity in mind, including a series of integrated trails that incorporate a ‘Jacobs Ladder’, fixed and ‘esmart’ exercise equipment, and where possible, installation of walkways and outlooks to retain the natural landscape and views.
- City of Wanneroo
- Department of Environment and Conservation
- Department of Planning
- Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
- Department of Transport
- Western Australian Planning Commission
There are a number of health, economic, environmental, social and use benefits to a development with integrated pedestrian and cycle movement networks.