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Prince Henry Masterplan Little Bay

PTW Architects was commissioned to provide the urban and architectural design components of a master plan for the nationally significant 83 hectare cultural landscape. Primary focal points along Anzac Parade link the development to the existing community west of the site and view corridors provide vistas and public access to the eastern coastline. Included in the masterplan is a range of residential and aged care building types catering for a variety of local demands.

The citation for the 2008 Premiers Award for the Prince Henry redevelopment stated: ‘crafts a new residential and community that seamlessly balances old and new, open space and built form, private and public uses, creating a rare showcase of sustainable, coastal urban renewal’ Further the Prince Henry masterplan was described as providing “major environmental benefits including comprehensive site remediation; 9.2 hectares of parks and protected bushland; minimising urban runoff; repairing creek lines and riparian zones and reusing rainwater for irrigation”.

PTW's Prince Henry Masterplan fulfilled Landcom's commitment to the SEDA Energy Smart Homes Policy. It demonstrates energy efficient design by achieving 4.4 star NatHERS rating for multi-unit dwellings and 4 stars for single dwellings. The masterplan also incorporates the principles of water sensitive urban design as well as flora and fauna considerations.

Extract from: New Uses for Heritage Places, Guidelines for the Adaptation of Historic Buildings and Sites by Heritage Council of New South Wales


NatHERS Rating


Thousand (Site Area m2)


Bidjigal and Gadigal Country, Little Bay, Sydney, NSW, Australia




2009 UDIA National Awards for Excellence, Masterplanned Development - Prince Henry at Little Bay

2009 UDIA National Awards for Excellence, President's Award - Prince Henry at Little Bay

2008 Premiers Award AIA (NSW) – Prince Henry at Little Bay

2008 UDIA Awards for Excellence for Masterplanned Residential Lifestyle Development – Prince Henry at Little Bay

2006 HIA Bradnam Group Australian Special Housing Project of the Year Award – Jarrah House

2005 HIA GreenSmart Awards - Winner Special Purpose Housing section - Jarrah House

2005 HIA GreenSmart Awards - Winner Water Efficiency Housing section

2005 NAWIC Merit Awards – Design – Jarrah House, Prince Henry at Little Bay

2003 Urban Design Industry Association (UDIA) - Award for Concept Design

2003 Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) - Commendation for Excellence in Planning for Urban Design Plans + Ideas

2003 Sustainable Water Challenge - Water Sensitive Urban Design Award