This project explores the spatial qualities of transit oriented development and its contribution to the Western Australian urban landscape. Transit oriented development principles have been implemented for several regions of Perth, Western Australia as part of the planning strategy framework Network City. Critically, some of the developed models are available for analytical review to determine how transit oriented development may be conceived and presented in Western Australia. The project occupies a site in a developing regional centre, Cockburn Central. It is beside Cockburn train station. The site presents an opportunity to demonstrate how public transport may be integrated with its surroundings within a perceived walkable zone. The existing Cockburn Central development had progressed to more than 50% completion when this project was initiated. Critical viewpoints are offered on the existing development, and this project delivers an alternative scheme. The work encompasses suggestions that improve the identity and functionality of the site, enhancing the sense of place. Drawn from this project are principles that may be carried to a broader spectrum of transit oriented developments. Therefore international examples of transit oriented developments have been included within the empirical and analytical process of the project. Preceding the design project are contextual readings of the emergence of transit oriented development in Western Australia.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2013|