East Village at Knutsford

An evolution in the delivery of state-of-the-art sustainable housing with efficient design, innovative servicing and local identity at its core.

East Village at Knutsford is a 1.5 hectare site that forms one portion of the ‘Knutsford’ development by DevelopmentWA. Including two apartment sites and 36 townhouses, the vision is that it will become Fremantle’s most sustainable new development, with a unique landscape connecting it to the greater Knutsford Street precinct.

JBA was engaged as the project landscape architects, sustainability and urban water consultants. JBA’s scope of work included the preparation of a landscape masterplan, landscape concept design, including the development of private lot concepts, delivery of a detailed design package, tender assistance and contract administration. JBA also developed the water management plan (UWMP), the energy strategy, managed the One Planet Living (OPL) certification and is providing consultancy services for sustainability and urban water initiatives on an ongoing basis. East Village at Knutsford has been endorsed by Water Corporation as a Gold Waterwise Development.

The East Village takes advantage of opportunities for urban greening both within the public and private realm, aiming to achieve minimum 20% canopy coverage across site. Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) initiatives include rain gardens, permeable and pervious paving, verge infiltration swales and below-road infiltration galleries, all supporting the retention and infiltration of water on site.

East Village at Knutsford is currently in development and it will be a significant research project providing important findings into shared water and energy technology, WSUD, building performance and community cohesion.



JBA Role

Landscape architect

Sustainability and urban water consultant

Research partner