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The wait is over... living art tells a powerful story It’s been a long journey, but the end result is a breathtaking and a lasting testament to the inspiration and hard work of three renowned local artists. The Kidogo Artists Team - indigenous artists Deborah Bonar and Wendy Hayden, together with Joanna Robertson - has created a stunning contemporary artwork for Port Coogee that has been painstakingly reproduced in glass and installed in park locations around the estate. Comprising seven separate pieces, it tells seven stories inspired by the Beeliar Boodjar and the Nyoongar people. Joanna Robertson said the project has been an extraordinary experience.

Artwork printing on glass

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“We three artists have had an amazing time working and painting together,” Joanna said. “The process of creating a large scale public art piece like this has been fascinating. “We have worked with a terrific, highly professional team of smart people. Australand has been so enthusiastic and supportive right from the start; they couldn’t do enough to make it easy for us to logistically create the designs we wanted to do. They didn’t ask us to change anything, allowing us to deliver the total, seven-piece project as we envisioned.” “And we cannot praise enough the enormous effort of the team from Cooling Brothers. They went to extraordinary lengths to match these gorgeous colours in the glass; to cut such difficult forms so accurately; and to install the works so precisely.”

Artwork installation The art pieces were installed on 14 October 2013. “It was breathtaking to see our designs finally in place,” Joanna said. “The rich colours in the artworks really sung against the blackened grass trees and brilliant blue sky.” The project was managed for Australand by Beverley Iles from Artsource. “We are a not for profit visual artists membership association who acted as a project manager for Australand,” Ms Iles explained. “We have an Indigenous development programme, and were very pleased to be able to work with Kidogo in developing this work for Port Coogee.” All three artists are excited to finally see their work in place after years of hard work. “We are thrilled and very proud of these pieces,” Joanna said.

They look incredible against the backdrop of the beautiful landscape and homes of Port Coogee. We love the fact that residents and visitors will enjoy the Aboriginal stories, and see the references to the immediate environment.

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Grab your hat and sunscreen - it’s on again! Port Coogee’s Annual Christmas Community Day. Your favourite time of year, at your favourite beach! Once again, Port Coogee’s Christmas Community Day will bring the Marina beach and foreshore to life with fantastic family fun. This year will be bigger and better than ever – a real community party with music, children’s activities and games, pony rides and face painting, a bouncy castle, water sports, food stalls and more! There’ll also be a VERY special guest from the North Pole, so celebrate the start of summer Port Coogee-style and head down to the beach at Medina Parade on Sunday 8 December, from 11am until 2pm.

Port Coogee In Vogue Australand and In-Vogue Homes – Perth’s two-storey home specialists – have teamed up to offer the opportunity to move in to a beautiful, fully finished two storey home just 30 metres from the beach. These stunning two-storey homes (there will be nine in all) will be part of an exclusive, secure and private development at one of Port Coogee’s most prime positions. Located on the corner of Socrates Parade and Condor Way, the homes will include three bedrooms, two bathrooms, open-plan living areas, and double garages providing secure direct access into the home. Look out for them in the coming months – they’ll be snapped up quickly! For more information or to register an expression of interest call Trent on 13 38 38.

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24/7 Surveillance At Australand, we’re not just developing beautiful places to live; we’re also creating safe, connected communities. To help ensure Port Coogee continues to be a safe, harmonious environment for residents and visitors, we have been working with the City of Cockburn to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras throughout the Marina (including the Marina beach area) and soon at the northern public car park off Caledonia Loop. This will link Port Coogee’s existing community CCTV system to CoSafe (Cockburn Safety and Security Service), providing 24/7 surveillance.

Yoga with Joy You loved it last summer, so it’s back! Joy is now taking one-hour Hatha Yoga classes at the marina beach on Sunday mornings from 7.30-8.30am. Now is an ideal time to start getting into shape and feeling great for summer, and what better place could there be outdoors in the fresh air against the magical backdrop of the marina and beach. “It’s a lovely way to wake up the body and get focused for the day,” Joy said. “It’s really worth getting up early and coming down. We’re so lucky to have such a beautiful location; we get the

sun coming up over the hills, the beach behind us and we’re often blessed with the presence of dolphins coming to watch!” Because Australand is keen to encourage outdoor fitness at Port Coogee, we’ve kept the cost to just $2 per class, but bookings are essential – so call Joy on 0412 229 931. Classes are planned to break on December 18 for the Christmas holidays, but depending on demand, could continue throughout the summer months.

Cockburn Sea Rescue – a vital coastal service Boating is a big part of the lifestyle at Port Coogee, and as part of our commitment to safety at sea, Australand is proud to sponsor Cockburn Volunteer Sea Rescue (CVSR). As the group is virtually self-funding, the sponsorship is vital in assisting to keep their boats on the water. CVSR operates thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, who are available with rescue craft and salvage pumps 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their area of operation is huge – roughly from the old South Fremantle power station in the north, south to the Kwinana Grain Terminal, and as far out to sea as a rescue takes them – an area of about 1,000 square kilometres. Working closely with the Water Police, they answer hundreds of callouts a year. Commander Mike Graham says rescues have increased considerably in the last couple of years, including assisting several vessels from the Port Coogee Marina. “We’ve gone from an average of around 130 rescues a year to over 200, with around 600 people being safely returned to shore,” Mr Graham said.

“We are very grateful for the generous sponsorship from Australand, and invite all boat owners at Port Coogee to register with us and become affiliate members. “We also strongly advise them to log a sail plan with us before venturing offshore.” Cockburn Volunteer Sea Rescue Group can be contacted on 9410 1544 or 0409 103 029.

Australand covers the backs of Cockburn umpires As part of our sponsorship with Cockburn Netball Club, all umpires now have smart new tops featuring the Australand and Port Coogee logo on the back.

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Take Five...with Justin French Justin and Hayley French were one of the first families at Port Coogee, moving in just over three years ago. They have now bought another block closer to the marina, where Justin moors his boat. He takes five to explain why he loves where he lives. I first chose to buy in Port Coogee because....We wanted to live close to the ocean, somewhere with ocean views, and be able to moor our boat within walking distance of our home. Port Coogee ticks all the boxes on our wish list. We have now purchased our second block here, and are just finalising our new house plans. What I love most about living at Port Coogee is.... The marina plays a big part of our lifestyle, as well as the kiddy beach, which we utilise a lot during summer with our almost three year-old daughter Sienna, who calls it “Sienna’s Beach’’. The bike paths are great, and it’s an easy ride into Freo. Also, with the Dome café opening later this year, it will be a real bonus to be able to walk down for a coffee and meal. Something you may not know about Port Coogee is.... Summer evenings are priceless - the marina is becoming a haven for budding photographers getting shots of the sunset with the marina in the foreground. Even I have a great photo of a Port Coogee marina sunset that is proudly displayed on my laptop screensaver.

Get on board At Australand, we endeavour to keep the ever-growing, ever-evolving database of the Port Coogee community up-to-date through letterbox drops, emails and SMS messages, and the tri-annual newsletter ‘Our Place’ that you are reading now. We’ve also recently installed a Community Noticeboard outside the Sales and Information Centre, with details of what’s happening in your local area, general Port Coogee news, upcoming events, flyers and photos from community events.

Justin and Hayley French with daughter Sienna

My perfect day at Port Coogee is... We always wake up with great views of the three islands (Garden, Carnac and Rottnest), so that’s a good start to any day. The perfect day is calm waters and taking the boat out of the marina across to Rotto or down to Mandurah for lunch or for the weekend. Enjoying the time with good friends and family. In five years time I’d like to be... Unless I get another work assignment overseas, we will still be in Port Coogee! We’ve travelled a lot and lived in cold countries, so we enjoy the weather and lifestyle of Perth/Freo. Building our second property in Port Coogee and moving a few streets closer to the marina means we will not be going far...but hopefully working less days a week to enjoy the lifestyle!

Getting to know your Port Coogee neighbours Many of you will have already attended one of our Residents Community Nights; three of which have been held over the past few months at the Australand Sales Office. These are informal and friendly gatherings designed to get people living in neighbouring streets together over wine, nibbles and conversation, while being updated on the latest exciting plans for Port Coogee. If your street hasn’t had one yet – keep an eye out, there will be more during 2014!

If you have any promotional material you’d like posted on the noticeboard, please email details to Deborah Thomas at or visit Trent at the Sales Office during opening times (Wednesdays 2-5pm; weekends 1-5pm)

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From left to right - Eddie and Irene McKay, Mike and Mandy Smith

Alex and Maureen Hislop

More awards for Port Coogee More proof that Port Coogee is a winning estate! 2013 UDIA WA Award for Urban Water Excellence Australand’s commitment to environmental management was further acknowledged after Port Coogee received the Urban Water Excellence Award at the recent 2013 UDIA WA State Awards for Excellence. The Port Coogee team won the award for turning the challenge of nutrient-enriched groundwater into an opportunity, by intercepting the groundwater and using it for watering public open spaces and residential gardens, via a ‘third pipe’. This solution not only reduced the risk of poor water quality and algal blooms in the marina, it reduced potable water consumption in the residential development by using the filtered groundwater. The UDIA Judges also cited Port Coogee’s water sensitive landscaping, stormwater infiltration and in-house water efficiency as initiatives worthy of this winning this prestigious award.

CCAA Public Domain Awards 2013 Port Coogee was also a winner at the state Cement, Concrete and Aggregate Australia Public Domain Awards. This was a fantastic win, and was the only award handed out in WA – all the other gongs went to Sydney and Melbourne projects. The award was for the newly completed stages of the Marina Village Stage 1, the beach and the water playground, and recognised the expressive way our designers incorporated a diverse range of treatments into the landscape of the public open spaces. The treatments ensured the spaces remain appealing while being a key feature of the structural design. Judges said “the quality of workmanship is demonstrable in the tactility of form and texture in the play and formal elements alike. It is a disciplined project that also enables an expressive play environment for children and adults.”

Big congratulations to all involved!


Congratulations to all involved, in particular to Julian, Danielle, Julia and Trent for the continued commitment to driving the residents’ understanding and usage of the third pipe system – without people embracing the system, the asset would remain an underutilised environmental benefit. For Port Coogee residents wanting to connect to the third pipe system, call the Australand office on 9214 7900 and we will get it sorted for you.

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Observations With the spring weather finally here, we all look forward to more active days in the sunshine. This brings with it outdoor enjoyment for all the family, and what better way to celebrate than to organise an afternoon of fun at your local park or beach. Looking for opportunities to include activity and exercise to this past time is the way forward to a happier, healthier lifestyle. With both State & Federal elections decided, we can all form a clearer perspective on the future of our Country. The past few months have seen positive signs in the property market with active sales turn over. This sits well for housing construction which is one of our states key economic drivers. Consumer confidence is running at the highest levels in some years and retail spending is on the up. As we head into the summer months, I wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable festive season and a prosperous new year. Kindest Regards

Tony Perrin | Australand General Manager, Residential, WA.

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Port coogee summer 2013 newsletter  
Port coogee summer 2013 newsletter