Josh Byrne

Phase3 joint winners at the recent UDIA awards!

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WGV at White Gum Valley is a project that not only showcases current best practice but is pushing the boundaries and exploring new possibilities for urban water management.

WGV demonstrates a holistic approach to water management, incorporating water sensitive design in storm water management, delivering water for garden irrigation from a community bore and encouraging water conservation in every building. WGV is the subject of a comprehensive research program that will assess the innovations being developed. The urban development industry will build on the research and innovation to further advance urban water management in our towns and cities.

Congratulations to the WGV at White Gum Valley team.


Phase3 undertook all the landscape construction works for the estate as well as the GEN Y demonstration house within the estate. We currently responsible for maintaining the estate gardens. We are very pleased to be recognised for our work in this a project. Many thanks too to Josh Byrne & Associates, Landcorp and UDIA.

If you would like to view our work, please feel free to visit the project. Click here to view the map.

WGV project is finished!

We have just finished WGV and it looks great! Facilities included public toilets, seating areas, BBQ and picnic areas. Great for families. 

WGV is WA's first One Planet Community. "It demonstrates the very best in modern, sustainable design and hope to create a community where it is easy and affordable for people to live in a way that makes smart use of the earth's resources" Landcorp.

Phase3 were involved in the construction of the public space in and around Sullivan Hall on the WGV Estate. The WGV estate has so far received two prestigious Planning Institute of Australia awards for excellence; Best Planning Ideas - Small Project (WA) and the Planning Minister's Award.

For more information on this project please visit this article by Josh Byrne. 

Venue address: Cnr Nannine & Stevens Street White Gum Valley.

For directions on how to get there please visit this Map. 

Phase3 wins White Gum Valley tender

We’re huge fans of sustainable design so are incredibly excited to have won the tender, in partnership with Josh Byrne and Associates, for LandCorp’s WGV Sustainable Living Residential Project! This new residential precinct will demonstrate how compact, sustainable design can be used to create attractive, affordable homes that incorporate environmental, energy and water saving initiatives. This will be WA’s first ‘One Planet Living’ community, and is based in White Gum Valley.

You can find more on this exciting new venture here:

For more information about this project and in particular the Gen Y Housing Project designed by architect David Barr please go to


Josh's House - Ground Breaking Sustainability Project


We are proud to be associated with 'Josh's House'; an exciting new sustainability project in Perth. After 20 years demonstrating sustainable design, environmental scientist & well known ABC TV Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne has undertaken his most ambitious project to date – the building of two affordable 10 star energy efficient family homes.

Josh Byrne says, “We set out to demonstrate that it is possible to build a sustainable home at a similar cost and time frame as regular houses by using readily available materials and technologies.”

The Josh’s House design will result in a staggering 90% reduction of a typical home’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and it will use only one third of the scheme water. It will also lead to savings of around $3,500 per year in energy, water and grocery bills. Read more here: | Download the media release


Subject: Josh's House Sustainable House Day Public Opening

Dear Industry Partners, Networks, Friends and Suppliers,

This is just a quick note from Josh and myself to personally thank you for your efforts at Sunday’s Josh’s House public opening. It was a resounding success with 3000 people touring Josh’s House and an estimated 4000 at the event. I hope that all of you gained as much out of the day as the community has.

Initial feedback from all involved has been outstanding. Once the dust has settled we will be talking to the local community to further gauge their response. In the meantime, if you have any feedback or suggestions they are most welcome.

Given the open day’s success we are now looking at the schedule of events over the next 12 months and how best to combine these with other community engagement and communications tools to most effectively deliver the Josh’s House message whilst considering the local residents.

I have attached the Open Day Post Event Media Release and photographs for the event.

Kind regards


DARCY HODGKINSON Communications & Media Manager