Ellenbrook is a northeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia, about 21 km from Perth’s Central business district (CBD), located within the City of Swan. Ellenbrook, and its neighbouring suburbs of The Vines and Aveley, are unusual for Perth in being a significant distance from neighbouring suburbs. Given this relative isolation and the distance from the CBD, Ellenbrook has been designed and developed as a self-sustainable community. It is envisioned that Ellenbrook will eventually become a satellite city, with a population of 80,000. Ellenbrook is a planned community, and is being developed in phases called “villages”. The first, Woodlake Village was built on the site of a former sand quarry. The lowest point of the open-cut mine became the central lake and feature parkland, and the high points of the mine were set aside for the area now known as Woodlake Rise. Construction commenced in 1994, with the first home completed in 1995. Subsequent villages are The Bridges, Coolamon, Morgan Fields, Charlotte’s Vineyard, Malvern Springs, Lexia and Annie’s Landing. The development of the Town Centre is well established, with The Shops, 33,000sqm of shopping centre including major retailers, Coles, Woolworths and Big W and around 100 speciality stores. It contains the largest Woolworths in the state. The Town Centre is being developed in four phases with stage 3 currently underway. It has already attracted major big box retailers Masters and Bunnings. The villages and shops are linked and intertwined by a series of pathways and cyclepaths and there is a high standard of landscaping throughout.
JOHN MONTESI PHOTOGRAPHY
0401 124 423