a model transit oriented community for melbourne's growth areas

Williams Landing VIC

Twenty kilometres west of Melbourne’s CBD, Williams Landing capitalises on its direct access to the Williams Landing metro rail station and the Princes and Western Freeways. It will be a unique and vibrant, transit-oriented community.

Delivering a public realm of equal quality to inner Melbourne

A series of contemporary compact, connected and walkable transit oriented neighbourhoods framed around the Williams Landing rail station. 

Emulating the cherished inner neighbourhoods of Melbourne

The urban structure, diversity of housing and compact nature of the design reflects the unique character of Melbourne's renowned inner neighbourhoods. The signature of the neighbourhood structure is the network of interconnected walkable streets, a range of park sizes and tree lined avenues and contemporary terraces. The novel urban outcome is attributable, in large part, to the adjacency of the relocated Williams Landing railway station, collaboration of Cedar Woods and the consultancy team in concert with the City of Wyndham, the Victorian Planning Authority and an array of State Government agencies on the mixed uses and range of housing types. 

Builder's forum and alliance

Through close alliances Cedar Woods formed with some of the most progressive home builders in Melbourne the company has developed an array of housing types, providing much more attainable land and housing choices for the residents of the locality.

Linking Local Parks to the Federation Recreation Trail 

The range of open spaces including linear, pocket and neighbourhood parks, provide for a range of passive recreation activities and capitalise on the presence of the regional Federation Trail which abuts the northern boundary of Williams Landing. The varied network of open spaces within the neighbourhoods provides a 'borrowed landscape' for the compact housing types which are framed around them.

Recognition of the vital connection between Health and the Built Environment

Cedar Woods has embraced the notion of a walkable transit oriented community. Williams Landing showcases the value for residents of the ability to walk from home to a vibrant town centre featuring state of the art sustainable transit options.

The ability to walk to a functional town centre acts as a preventative health measure for residents afflicted by the isolation of the car-to-work-to-home lifestyle that is prevalent in many outer suburban communities. Williams Landing also caters to the significant portion of the population, those young and old, who aren't able to drive.

Williams Landing has the potential to become an exemplar and model contemporary transit oriented development for Melbourne’s urban growth areas.

 


Client: Cedar Woods Properties Services: Vision Workshop, stakeholder liaison, Urban Design Framework preparation, Incorporated Plan for Priority Development Zone Rezoning, Master Planning, Development Plan Applications (for four neighbourhoods), Concept Planning (Aschroft, Kingwell, Elmstead and Addison Neighbourhoods) Detailed Subdivision Design (Ashcroft Neighbourhood). Site area: 275 Ha Number of dwellings: 3000


Awards: Finalist (Best Master Planned Community) 2013 PCA Innovation & Excellence Awards


Urban Design and Masterplanning: Roberts Day Town Planning: Contour Landscape Architecture: MDG Engineers: BPD Traffic Engineers: TTM