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Master planned estates in Point Cook Ė the role of developers in creating the built-environment


Tewari, S and Beynon, D, Master planned estates in Point Cook - the role of developers in creating the built-environment, Australian Planner, 54, (2) pp. 145-152. ISSN 2150-6841 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/07293682.2017.1358190


Point Cook has developed as a consolidation of many master planned estates (MPEs) by private developers within the policy framework of Wyndham City Councilís Point Cook Concept Plan (PCCP). Strategic planning and development in Point Cook has unfolded in stages and controlled by a group of individual private developers who have invested huge capital to deliver high class physical and social infrastructure along with a range of diverse housing options as MPEs. Drawing on a qualitative research, this paper begins by examining the vision statements and objectives of the private developers which underpin contemporary master-planning in the MPEs of Point Cook by reviewing some of the contents of developerís websites thus highlighting their primary aspirations in marketing their estates. Consequently, through a survey designed for the residents of these MPEs, these visions are put to test. This survey explores the responses of residents towards their physical and social environment and the level of general satisfaction among the residents before evaluating respondentsí ideas of neighbourhood, its physical characteristics and social structure against the developersí imagination in their vision statements and marketing testimony.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:master-planned estates, neighbourhood character, developerís vision statements, community response, neighbourhood planning
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Beynon, D (Associate Professor David Beynon)
ID Code:135398
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2019-10-17
Last Modified:2019-11-15

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