Monthly Archives: September 2019

‘Ilios’ – Swanbourne Village Trust Project

After 4.5-year journey Garry Baverstock and James Shaw achieved a DA approval from the JDAPS system. It is a state of the art Sustainable Development to suit a future master planning vision for this TOD in Western Australia.

This is an innovative initiative that will be a ground-breaking step forward for all aspects of the built environment, an exemplar of the 21st century.

It integrates all aspects of density, sociability, renewable energy, waste management, water harvesting and sustainable landscaping fitting into a Mediterranean expression of climatic design.

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Maar Koodjal

With the concept to establish a Nyoongar Cultural Academy, there are exciting things to come for Yanchep National Park.

This vision will be brought to life by Maar Koodjal with the purpose to provide health and wellbeing, education and training for the Aboriginal and wider community, as well as strengthen Cultural pride in the area.

The new facility will also include a Cultural and Arts Centre, with Ecotect Architects keen on seeing their vision come to life. We are excited to be working on a concept that we see could be an excellent addition for the community of Yanchep and, after multiple consultations, site visits and strategy meetings, Ecotect are confident in delivering a strategy to map out a practical pathway for the built form component of the community plan.

Having already acted as the architect/project manager and fundraiser for the ‘National Award Winning’ Piney Lakes project within the City of Melville, Ecotect Architects know that it can be done both effectively and efficiently, to make this project successful.

The Maar Koodjal Logo (Hand in Hand) one black and one white around the six seasons represents people of all different cultural backgrounds working together to create an inclusive community for everyone to support one another, live and raise well grounded families, and establish a vibrant community lifestyle based on the traditional values of the First Nation People of Nyoongar Boodjar (Country).

Marr Koodjal values and guiding principles include ecology, equality, reconciliation spirit and integrity, with more information to follow on their new website coming soon to