Urban Renewal

Newhaven Development


This significant project was the creation of an award-winning residential community in Piara Waters (formerly Forrestdale), just 18km from the Perth CBD.

EWebsite Project Photo Newhaven

Fast Facts

Location: Piara Waters, Perth

Start: May 2005

Peak Workforce 60

Completion: Dec 2011



Ertech has been involved in all construction since the commencement of works on this Estate and developed a strong relationship with the client during the six year construction period.
Ertech demonstrated strong project management skills, working on up to five stages of the development at one time.  Driven by high levels of demand for land, the participants embraced the challenge and worked together to deliver the project within tight time frames. 
The scope of the project included:

  • 1402 lots
  • 124,384m³ earthworks, cut to fill
  • 1,301,850m³ imported fill
  • 11km of retaining walls
  • 19km sewer up to 8m depth
  • 31km stormwater
  • 23km water reticulation
  • 18km services (water, gas, power, communications)
  • 25km roads
  • Constructed a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) on Serpentine Trunk Main
  • 11,000m² lined and landscaped lake
  • Landscaping a 15,000m² POS including turf, trees, rock lined water course, gym equipment, barbecues, irrigation and lighting.


  • Using scrapers to bring imported fill from across the road with the approval of the City of Armadale
  • Delivered up to 12,000t of imported fill per day at peak times


  • Winner of UDIA Award for Excellence - Judges Award in 2007
  • Winner of UDIA Award for Excellence - Environmental Excellence Award in 2008
  • Winner of UDIA Award for Excellence - Residential Development over 250 Lots Award in 2009
  • Ertech Construction Academy was initiated at Newhaven
  • Ertech has demonstrated their ability to manage the interests and requirements of multiple stakeholders to achieve project objectives. Our strong relationship with Stockland meant that we negotiated most stages (98%). During the worst part of the GFC Ertech and Stockland negotiated work to keep the development progressing