Major honour for Frasers Property’s sustainability pioneer
Port Coogee marks 10 years since transforming Perth’s southern coastline.
Perth – 15th December 2017 – 2017 marks a decade since Port Coogee transformed Perth’s historic southern coastline – once home to vacant industrial sites and abandoned market gardens - into one of Australia’s largest and most iconic marina developments.
Developed by Frasers Property Australia, the multi-award winning Port Coogee is among Perth’s most iconic residential projects, turning what was a vacant stretch of industrial coastline into a thriving world-class marina community and beachside destination.
Upon completion, the $2 billion development will be home to an estimated 4,000 residents and include a 300-pen marina surrounded by a retail, commercial and shopping precinct.
Stuart Gardiner, General Manager – Residential WA, Frasers Property Australia, said Port Coogee was once known by locals as an industrial area that was also surrounded by market gardens.
“The area around Port Coogee is steeped in history and a site which has many stories to tell,” Mr Gardiner said.
“It’s perhaps best known for the legacy of famous engineer C.Y O’Connor and the iconic water monument which can be seen off the beach just north of Port Coogee. But prior to development beginning in 2007, the stretch of coastline had been largely forgotten.
“The wider area was once a large industrial precinct home to market gardens, abattoirs, tanneries, the Fremantle Freezing Works, and the heritage-listed South Fremantle Power Station which still stands. By the end of the 20th Century it was known for the strong smells emanating from local industry, however, now the difference couldn’t be starker.
“When you’re developing a site with such a strong connection to local history it’s really important to recognise the past. That’s what we set out to achieve with Port Coogee, while at the same time creating a new legacy that residents and the wider public can be proud of.
“Today, Port Coogee is a true destination suburb bringing visitors into what is a vibrant, thriving coastal community.”
The concept of a marina development at North Coogee received State Government approval in 1992 after the last abattoir closed its doors. Frasers Property Australia, known at the time as Australand Property Group, acquired the site in the late 1990’s and began developing in 2005.
“In terms of lifestyle, there is nothing like Port Coogee in Perth, or even WA for that matter,” Mr Gardiner said.
“Those looking to take advantage of the Port Coogee lifestyle can choose from a variety of alternatives with land readily available to design their own home, completed homes or a range of apartment developments.
“The area also attracts a large number of visitors due to its excellent beaches and the recent opening of the Coogee Maritime Trail, which includes one of Perth’s best-kept secrets, the Omeo shipwreck.
“It’s really exciting to see how the area has changed in 10 years and we’re looking forward to further developing and growing Port Coogee in the future.”
For further information about Port Coogee visit www.portcoogee.com.au