Aerial Photograph Site View
An aerial photograph of the St. Andrews property reveals both the size and complexity of the site. A generalized project boundary has been shown in yellow. The golf course of the St. Andrews resort is a green contrast to the scrub landscape around it, and other prominent land uses are visible. A number of important site qualities are made clear by the aerial photograph.
01) The Dramatic Coast
Certainly the most important site feature of the St. Andrews property is the ocean and the coastline. A wide variety of coastal environments are represented on the site: sandy, ﬂat beaches; coastal bluffs; off-shore reef areas; swimming and surﬁng areas, and urbanized marina areas.
02) The Urbanized Areas
The communities of Two Rocks and Yanchep are clearly visible. The scattered development pattern of single-family detached homes can be seen as can the small commercial areas of each town. The protected area of the foreshore reserve is noticeably free of development. Club Capricorn and its small cluster of resort development is visible just northwest of Yanchep (along the coast).
03) The Ridge Lines & Signiﬁcant Topography
The aerial photograph shows the shadows and varied texture of the site’s signiﬁcant topography. There are a number of dramatic ridge lines that run east west, stretching in some cases all the way from the coastal dunes to the eastern edge of the property. There are signiﬁcant hills and promontories scattered throughout the site that offer spectacular views.
04) The Varied Landscape
The aerial photograph shows the varied landscape character of the site, which ranges from the scrub vegetation on the coastal dunes and the lushly planted patches of reforested trees to barren areas that for all intents and purposes have no growth whatsoever.
05) The Surrounding Regional Open Space
The protected nature of the surrounding open space is clear from the aerial photograph: Yanchep National Park extends east from the site as an uninterrupted swath of greenery. The coastal scrub and bluff ecology is a notably contrast to the evenly forested plains of the the National Park.