INTERVIEW WITH SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, ALF LAY
This month, we sat down with Senior Project Manager, Alf Lay, to find out why Trinity is such a great place to call home.
Located in Perth’s north western coastal corridor in the suburb of Alkimos, Trinity is close to the Butler Town Centre and the future Alkimos regional centre. It is also only a few minutes away from Perth’s northern beaches and walking distance to the Butler Train Station.
The master-planned community has been designed with the principle of ‘connection’ in mind. Each intimate precinct borrows design elements from the charming villages of Europe where residents are connected to one another, the environment and the local economy.
On completion, Trinity will comprise approximately 2,500 homes for 7,500 people across three unique villages.
Alf, can you please tell us about Trinity and what stage is it at?
Trinity was established in 2010. Five years down the track, it is now around 50 per cent complete.
We have almost completed development of our first village, Agora, and have approximately 270 homesites left to construct. We also have about 160 left in Atelier (our second village) to construct.
From here we will move West of Marmion Avenue in about 2-3 years time to construct our third village for Trinity.
What is it about Trinity that makes it so special?
Trinity truly has a fantastic community vibe.
The area is safe and secure with well-appointed public open spaces as well as great walk trails, an interactive bushwalk and fitness stations to encourage healthy living.
For those who appreciate art and architecture, there is public art galore, which is incorporated into an amazing art walk for visitors and residents to enjoy.
The strong focus on retention of natural topography and bushland is another plus for nature lovers.
The newly formed Trinity Residents’ Association is helping to bring the community closer together and we are excitedly awaiting the completion of the new Trinity primary school. The school is currently under construction and expected to open in February 2016 – a real drawcard for young families.
Please tell us more about the location of Trinity
Trinity is a coastal community in Alkimos and is approximately a 25 minute drive to Joondalup. It can be accessed from Marmion Avenue or Connolly Drive and is about 40km from the Perth CBD.
It is 5 minutes from the beach and a short drive to the Mindarie Marina, Yanchep National Park, the suburb of Butler and district commercial and shopping centres.
When we first planned Trinity, we based our design on the principle of connection- a local connection with the coast, ocean and surrounding bushland as well as a wider connection with key commercial hubs such as Joondalup, Wanneroo, Perth and the future Alkimos Regional Centre.
What styles of housing are at available Trinity?
Trinity has been carefully designed to accommodate a variety of housing options, including low maintenance cottage lots, traditional lots with plenty of room for a growing family and country homesites that take advantage of this beautiful coastal setting.
At Trinity we know the secret to encouraging a true community feeling is to avoid a place where all houses look exactly the same. Trinity isn’t a characterless collection of houses dropped onto similar sized homesites, instead we have encouraged innovation in designs.
We are also delighted to be opening our new display village in our second village (Atelier) at Trinity. It will really showcase some unique designs and housing styles suitable for the area. The display village will open on the weekend of 29-30 August, 2015.
Importantly, all of the homesites at Trinity are flat and easy to build on – that is not something you always find in typical sub-divisions.
In your opinion, what makes Trinity such a great place to live, work and play?
Firstly, it was important for LWP to ensure there was something to suit everyone, regardless of their budget or lifestyle. This is why we offer competitive pricing and a diverse range of lot sizes.
Secondly, in addition to being well serviced by the Butler Train Station, Trinity is easily accessible and well-located in terms of access to the city, Joondalup and nearby beaches. Vitally, employment hubs are also within easy reach.
However, I must say one of the most special things about Trinity is the passionate local community. Trinity is full of residents who are keen to make this place special and they really look out for each other and take pride in where they live.
Lastly, if could describe Trinity in a few short words, how would you describe it?
I would say it is a safe, secure beachside location and above all, has a great community focus!