Huntingdale, Southern River & Gosnells Residential Subdivisions

Subdivisions

Throughout the past 30 years, Design Engineering was heavily engaged in civil engineering design and construction supervision for several hundreds of lots throughout the residential areas of Huntingdale, Southern River and Gosnells in Western Australia. These were the result of a successful client relationship with local developer Jaro Pty Ltd.

Design successfully liaised with Local Government and authorities in the timing of their activities in relation to our proposed works. This led to the necessary and advantageous construction of a sewerage pump station and the provision of a new traffic bridge on Southern River Road.

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Project Brief

Outcome

  • Created several hundred fully serviced residential lots
  • Satisfied customer, local council and authorites
  • Created a benchmark for similar neighbouring land development projects

Background

In the mid 1980’s and thereafter, Design Engineering collaborated with the client and acquired undeveloped lots in what is now known as Huntingdale. This was before the publication of the Perth Ground Water Atlas. Mr. Wilkie, having been a previous employee of the City of Gosnells, became familiar with the relatively high ground water levels in the sandy areas of the locality. His appreciation of the effect of the Southern River on the adjoining ground water levels played a major part in the subdivision’s success. Historically, this water course was approx. 2.5m higher, but drain clearing in the 1940’s to improve up stream drainage in the Kelmscott area caused considerable scour on either side of Southern River Road. General lot-filling in the locality of Huntingdale became unnecessary for subdivision, which gave rise to the attractiveness of land development in this area.

Project Objectives

To provide fully serviced residential lots to a layout which was controlled by the existing subdivided 1.5 hectare lots. This provided a regular flow of lots into the market as each subdivision was completed in a timely fashion.

Challenges

To plan the land development in a sequence that would enable the client and adjoining subdividers to make use of all subdivision works to their continuing advantage within the locality.

Our Approach

Design successfully liaised with Local Government and authorities in the timing of their activities in relation to our proposed works. This led to the necessary and advantageous construction of a sewerage pump station and the provision of a new traffic bridge on Southern River Road.