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SugarGum Estate wins 2020 UDIA WA Award for Excellence

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SugarGum Estate in Kiara has won the 2020 UDIA WA Award for Excellence (Affordability category). “SugarGum Estate is not just about the upfront cost of purchasing a new home it is about the ongoing reduction in cost of living, including reduced water use and lower energy costs,” UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck said. BDG is proud to have been the project planner and urban designers for the project, securing approvals to a local structure plan and subdivision. Our approach emphasised the retent... Read More

Henley Brook Local Structure Plan approved for Progress Developments & Little Property Group.

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The Structure Plan is expected to guide the development of 3,500 dwellings, housing a population of 10,000 people, and includes local convenience stores and cafes, primary schools and ample parkland. BDG first met with Henley Brook landowners in 2011, assisting in discussions with the City of Swan, WAPC and Minister for Planning, and then introduced the project to Progress Developments. BDG then coordianted amendments to the Metropolitan Region Scheme and Local Planning Scheme before pre... Read More

$17m commercial development approved in Cockburn Central

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BDG has secured unanimous approval from the Metro-Outer JDAP to a $17m mixed use commercial development on Beeliar Drive. Varsity Bar and Burgers, a BWS liquor store, and a Liberty service station are expected to feature among a mixture of showrooms, retail, café, fitness centre, and medical centre uses. Burgess Design Group has previously secured approval to a scheme amendment and structure plan to guide development of the site. Future stages of development to the east are expected t... Read More

$22m aged care facility approved for MercyCare

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Burgess Design Group has secured unanimous approval from the Metro-Outer JDAP for a $22m aged care facility for MercyCare. The 2 storey, 108 room residential aged care and dementia care facility follows biophilic design principles; maximising engagement with the natural environment to improve the residents' sense of wellbeing. BDG was successful in seeking a variation to public art contributions, which the JDAP considered appropriate in light of the high quality of design and numerous pla... Read More

Bushfire variations for Bunnings given green light at SAT

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BDG's Associate Director, Mark Szabo, provided expert testimony in a successful appeal against the rigid application of bushfire risk management policy in the SAT. Acting for Bunnings, and alongside Lavan Legal and Bushfire Prone Planning, Mark successfully argued that the application of policy must always consider context and the individual merit of a proposal. In its ruling, the Tribunal found the proposal to be of 'sound basis' and 'clearly grounded in the planning principles establishe... Read More