Ecoscape is proud to announce that our ideas project “ANEC: Australia’s Northern Eco-City” was featured in Perth’s Sunday Times newspaper on the 9th of November, 2014 as part of a feature about Future Perth, and the development of other cities around Western Australia. A brief online version of the story can be found here:

View Sunday Times Story

We thought we’d better just chime in on what we were on about as the press has a tendency to spin things their own way to create hype.

Our idea to build a city on the shores of Lake Argyle, accommodating up to 200,000 people, is just that–an idea. Our aim is to create discussion around the populating of northern Australia, and it looks like it is working–see the comments at the end of the story!

During some ‘downtime’ when the GFC hit, we decided to tackle the idea of new city prompted by Colin Barnett’s comments on creating larger regional populations in the state’s north. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we utilised our in-house knowledge base of environmental science, landscape architecture and spatial planning to theorise where the city might be located and how it could possibly function.

We are NOT building designers, so the renderings shown here from us are merely meant to act as representations of density and not actual city design, hence the communist style “blocks”!

We are glad this generated debate around populating Australia’s north, as this is what was intended. We don’t believe it should just be instantly dismissed as “oh it will never happen…”, we think a good argument around the idea should be had to consider what Australia’s future might look like. We welcome any and all feedback, positive or negative.

If you want to find out a little more information about our ideas project titled “ANEC: Australia’s Northern Eco-City”, check out our website dedicated to the project:

Thanks and welcome to the discussion!!!


The Ecoscape Team