Bushmead Estate recognised by the UDIA

Bushmead by Cedar Woods has received a prestigious six-leaf certification under the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) highly regarded EnviroDevelopment program.

WGE is providing civil, structural and underground power engineering services to create Perth’s newest suburb in the foothills of the Darling Range.

EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically-based assessment scheme that independently reviews projects and awards certification to those that achieve outstanding performance in up to six elements – ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.  WGE contributed to achieving the EnviroDevelopment accreditation by re-using materials on-site as well as specifying recycled concrete materials for road pavements and retaining walls.

Additionally the design of the project required respect to the existing environment including the retention of trees and fitting levels to tie-in with the surrounding conservation area. This was achieved by aligning roads to maximise tree retention and strategically placing services and lot connections to minimise the need for removing or boring under trees.

As well as achieving certification, WGE have also piloted a new reality engineering technology that allows the development to be experienced in 3D before construction commences. Prospective buyers are able to use a virtual reality headset to walk through the development and see exactly what the landscaping, street lights and views will be like.

Read about Bushmead Estate’s environmental accreditation on The West Australian website.

Read about how reality engineering brought the Bushmead Estate to life in 3D on our website.