MNG congratulates LandCorp on national PIA award win

19th March 2014

MNG congratulates LandCorp and its Cockburn Central development project management team for its success at the 2014 Planning Institute of Australia National Awards for Planning Excellence, with the development collecting the prestigious ‘From Plan to Place’ award last night.

In winning the prestigious award, LandCorp and its planning partners, Cardno and Urbis, won praise for engaging in a collaborative and innovative approach to the venture, of which MNG is survey consultant to.

MNG has proudly supplied survey, land tenure and spatial consultancy services to the Cockburn Central project since 2006. MNG has been responsible for liaison with appointed town planners/engineers and landscape architects to ensure all civil and landscape works are built to design and/or statutory requirements through set out and as-con surveys. In addition to this, MNG’s responsibilities have extended to management of sub divisional survey and obtaining clearances for the timely production of land titles.

MNG Director of Land Development Stuart Torode said MNG was proud to be survey consultant to the Cockburn Central project. "MNG’s relationship with LandCorp is highly valued and our involvement in the Cockburn Central project has been a rewarding one for MNG," Mr Torode said. "We congratulate LandCorp on their Cockburn Central project’s success at both State and national PIA level and look forward to continuing to provide our industry leading survey and spatial services to this and other LandCorp projects in the years ahead." As part of the Cockburn Central project, LandCorp has established an urban village that provides choice in higher density residential living, integrated with major public transport facilities, retail, commercial and recreation. Cockburn Central Town Centre is now home to more than 550 residents in 380 completed apartments and is ultimately expected to house 2,000 residents and generate employment for more than 1,800 people. Cockburn Central’s development was aided by a clear vision to create a modern destination, not just a thoroughfare for the 5,500 commuters who use the nearby bus and train interchange daily.

Cockburn Central is one of the first Activity Centres delivered under the State Government’s Directions 2031 and Beyond strategy which sets the principles for a future Perth designed to sustainably accommodate population growth and economic development.

A focal point for the Town Centre is the Town Square; a meeting place with communal grassed areas, a permanent ping pong table, a water play park and a sea container pop-up café, making it a popular destination.

The intention of the Planning Institute of Australia Planning Awards for Planning Excellence is to emphasise the important role of the planning profession, and to stimulate public awareness of good planning.