spreading the news, the little old suburb of Gosnells will shine in
New York soon as the best example of livable neighbourhoods.
Ministry of Planning found out yester- day that the Congress for New
Urbanism in the United States has awarded top honours to its livable
neighbour- hoods program. The ministry had put forward Gosnells city
as its best example of using that approach.
annual award, which is usually not given to projects outside the
United States, will be presented in New York on June 7.
a tired and tatty Town centre, Gosnells undertook to
revitalise its town centre and create a sustainable and vibrant
has instituted livable community practices in its newer areas, such
as Canning Vale and Southern River. These include incorporating open
spaces and community facilities within the new developments.
Ministry urban design director Evan Jones said Gosnells was the best
example of using the livable neighbour- hoods policy for greenfields
development in new communities and revitalisation plans in older
great to get international recognition for livable
neighbourhoods," he said. "Gosnells has a credible plan
and good examples of that solid urban design.
started working on this about five years ago and developed ideas and
concepts into what suited the W A community. It has turned out that
it suits the international community." Gosnells
mayor Pat Morris was elated by the award news, 'It's a massive
endorsement for the work we are doing here at Gosnells," she