Williams Landing

Client: Cedar Woods
Project type: Commercial (office, retail), residential (apartments)
Stakeholders: City of Wyndham, local and wider community
Value: $300+ million

Image courtesy of Cedar Woods

The project
Situated around 20km from Melbourne’s CBD, Williams Landing was developed on the site of the old Laverton Airbase, which was decommissioned in the 1990s. In 1998, the site was purchased by Cedar Woods who saw the site’s potential, as did the State Government of Victoria and the City of Wyndham. The site was rezoned to a Priority Development Zone, with a masterplan developed comprising four residential neighbourhoods concentrated around its civic heart: the town centre.

Expansion of the town centre (beyond the shopping centre) gained momentum around 2016, and this was when UPco was engaged to assist with the planning for a range of buildings within and around the heart of Williams Landing.

The challenge

A project of this magnitude brings a raft of planning challenges, especially considering the variety of buildings presented. UPco has worked on building typologies that range from the Target Headquarters to residential apartment buildings.

Our positive working relationship with Cedar Woods and Wyndham City Council has allowed us to focus on addressing the planning challenges and getting the best outcome possible for all stakeholders.

The outcome

Williams Landing is rapidly becoming a thriving mixed-use precinct in Melbourne’s West. We’ve managed to secure permits for circa thirteen buildings so far. However, the project has evolved significantly and will continue to over time – and UPco is proud to be a part of the project team that is creating a new community away from the CBD.