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Project Name: Port Bouvard

Client: Port Bouvard Limited

Location: South West


Rowe Group was appointed to plan the development of a comprehensive residential estate, which includes marinas, canals and an 18 hole championship golf course.

The whole of the site covered more than 280 hectares on both sides of the Dawesville Channel. Given the location of the channel and the major north/south road (Old Coast Road) the subject site was divided into three distinct precincts (Northport, Southport and Eastport).

The client was keen to maximise the benefits of the natural characteristics of the site whilst creating unique residential communities.

In order to facilitate the development and match the expectations and requirements of the client, over the term of the project, Rowe Group prepared three amendments to the City of Mandurah Town Planning Scheme, as well as a number of minor inclusions to Omnibus Amendments.

Rowe Group also prepared various development applications (commercial and residential) for components of the development. The most significant approvals relate to the luxury residential apartment building (Oceanique) and the nearby hotel complex both of which are located adjacent to the golf course club house.

The detailed subdivision design was required to take into consideration many of the constraints of the sites including:

  • The proximity to the Dawesville Channel, Ocean and Peel Inlet;
  • Fragmented landholdings;
  • Dune maintenance and restoration requirements;
  • Canal construction requirements;
  • The Peel Inlet and associated drainage and environmental issues to be managed;
  • The Cut Golf Course and the need to maximise lot frontage as well as maintain suitable buffers; and
  • Various other environment issues.

Rowe Group, in association with the consultant team, prepared five Outline Development Plans and three Development Guide Plans, that have maximised the residential amenity for each portion of the development. Rowe Group was also responsible for liaising with a wide range of stakeholders and importantly has formed a strong working relationship with the City of Mandurah.

Port Bouvard won the 2010 State UDIA Award for Excellence for Masterplanned Development. Oceanique won the 2010 and 2011 State UDIA Awards for Excellence for High Density Development. Port Bouvard is recognised as one of Western Australia’s premier lifestyle developments, and includes approximately 3,000 homes spread over the marina, canals, golf course, town centre and high density apartments.