Expectant Lots

Croxon Ramsay’s Laurimar Community Activity Centre is located in one of Melbourne’s fastest-growing municipalities – and there is room for more.

The activity centre is located in Melbourne’s outer-northern City of Whittlesea. Once the masterplan for Laurimar is realized, the new suburb will provide 2,400 homes for nine thousand residents across twenty-four hectares, with a further thirty-five hectares of open space and fifteen hectares of waterways. Estimates suggest that the combined population of the immediate region (Doreen and Mernda) will exceed forty thousand within thirty years. Statistically, Laurimar is a homogenous zone, with over ninety percent of the population being born in Australia; it is also lacking in housing typologies, and certain household configurations (singles and the elderly). There is more room for diversity here among the house-and-land packages.

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Published online: 4 Aug 2012
Images: Jessica Brent

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Architecture Australia, May 2012

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