Ascot Waters - in Perth was awarded best residential project in Australia in 2001 along with a host of other esteemed environmental and community accolades.

Our vision for Ascot Waters, our multi-award winning project in Perth, was to create a unique subdivision using the principals of new urbanism in a riverine environment. To do this, we would need to connect the Swan River to a 100-boat marina and inland waterway.

Our Challenge

Our challenge was to convert a disused industrial site, clay-pit, drive-in cinema and rubbish tip into an exciting residential community, river marina and some 30 hectares of new regional open space.

Our Solution

Our solution considerate of the many environmental issues, was to reclaim and process unconsolidated fill, including old clay tiles and clay pipes, to be reused for road base material onsite, reducing the disposal of waste to landfill.

Fast Facts

Cost: $40 million plus
Timeframe: 15 years
Size: Approx. 350 dwellings, over 100 hectares, include 30Ha regional open space
Key Achievement: Environmental solution that reduced disposal of waste to landfill.
Partnership: Kym Burke initiated the national tender response and formulated a highly successful partnership between Estates Development Company and Domain Project Developments (of which Burke Urban are 50% shareholder).


2001 UDIA Award Excellence. Best Residential Development in Australia,
2000 Royal Australian Planning Institute National Award, Planning & Development,
2000 UDIA (WA) Award for Excellence. Best Residential Development <250 lots, 2000 Landscaping Design and Irrigation Awards, Rehabilitation and Conservation, 2000 Banksia Environmental Foundation Awards, National Finalist, 1999 Royal Australian Planning Institute State Award, Planning & Development, 1999 Case Earth Awards, National Runner-up for Excellence in Civil Contracting and Environmental Management, 1999 Water Industry Awards, Minister's Award for Excellence; and Innovative Irrigation/Drainage Project Award, 1999 City of Belmont, Opportunity Award.