The following developments have been certified as EnviroDevelopments in South Australia:
- Bayriver (Defence Housing Australia)
- Murraylands Life (Said Property Developments Pty Ltd)
- Niche at Hillbank (Adelaide Development Company)
- Beyond Today (Environmentally Sustainable Developments)
- Blackwood Park (Adelaide Development Company)
- Lochiel Park (Land Management Corporation)
- Mawson Lakes (Delfin Lend Lease)
Bayriver at Largs North is the first South Australian Defence Housing Australia project to achieve EnviroDevelopment certification. Bayriver, a boutique residential community, consists of 160 dwellings across a 8.8. hectare site. Ideally located between Largs Bay and Port River, and only 18 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD, Bayriver is situated close to shops, schools and beaches.
At the centre of Bayriver is the Meyer Reserve, a 2.25 hectare recreational hub, around which Bayriver residents, and residents of Largs North as a whole, can build a strong community. Meyer Reserve has been integrated with surrounding pedestrian walkways and cycle paths, and provides high-quality facilities and play equipment. Featuring a swale, extensive planting of more than 55,000 natives, shade and wind protection, the high quality landscaping and open space represents a generous investment by DHA in the local community.
The development is proposed for the rural city of Murray Bridge which is situated 80km, 45 minutes east of Adelaide. Set over 10.7 hectares, the proposed development involves 234 three bedroom lifestyle dwellings, with multiple communal recreational and leisure amenities and facilities located in common areas central to the estate. Houses will average 100m2 in area with an additional 40m2 of covered carport and outdoor entertaining areas.
Murraylands Life uses its unique combination of careful design, community building initiatives and, integrated planning, to deliver environmental and social outcomes. There will be expansive communal open spaces using edible landscapes as well as a community orchard and vegetable plots. The project's holistic approach to community planning allows it to combine its environmental sustainability with affordability, driving down the long term cost of living for residents through near self sufficiency for power and water.
The Adelaide Development Company has become the first developer in Australia to be successful in achieving multiple certifications. Niche becomes ADC's second EnviroDevelopment and comprises 28 large blocks, set over 2.96 hectares and is located at Hillbank, 25km from Adelaide, on the slopes of the Adelaide foothills adjacent to the Little Para River.
Niche at Hillbank integrates with the natural landscape, providing linkages between existing nature reserves and the Little Para River. The development has introduced a comprehensive plan to rehabilitate the site, to introduce native flora, predominantly local indigenous and native plants, and provide improved water retention. A linear reserve will include an open swale to collect, slow and treat stormwater before it enters the Little Para River via the existing piped system delivering environmental benefits to the surrounding landscape and habitat. Niche's comprehensive Urban Design Guidelines encourage enhanced sustainability outcomes.
- - Niche at Hillbank (Adelaide Development Company)
- Case Study - Niche at Hillbank - Certification: Ecosystems, waste, energy, and community.
Beyond Today is fully owned and operated by Environmentally Sustainable Developments (ESD), a family business based in South Australia. ESD aimed to give the $120m project, located just 200metres from the coast, and midway between Port Elliot and Victor Harbor, a distinctive appeal for buyers who are seeking a unique and leading edge environmentally sensitive lifestyle in an urban environment.
When complete, the total development will cater for more than 220 new dwellings enjoying more than 72 hectares of wetlands and landscaped open space. The 57 hectares of wetlands within Beyond provide new habitat for many species of native birds and animals. The planting of native species, including native trees, grasses and reintroduced estuarine plants, will provide a seed bank for other environmental restoration projects in SA, particularly across the Fleurieu Peninsula and nearby Murray River lakes and Coorong systems.
- - Beyond Today (Environmentally Sustainable Developments)
- Case Study - Beyond Today - Certification: Ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.
Blackwood Park is located in the Adelaide hills approximately 15 km south of Adelaide CBD. Developed by Adelaide Development Company, the site covers 168.7 ha and was previously used for agricultural purposes. Upon completion, the development will include approximately 1200 residential allotments and significant open space incorporating locally endemic species, propagated from seeds collected from the site to ensure that indigenous strains of trees, shrubs and wildflowers are retained to support the local wildlife.
The development incorporates an integrated approach to the design and management of the subdivision and over 400 ha of parkland surround the three final 'nodes' of development.
- - Blackwood Park (Adelaide Development Company)
- Case Study - Blackwood Park - Certification: Ecosystems, waste, energy, and community.
Developed by Land Management Corporation, the South Australian Government's land development agency, Lochiel Park is located eight kilometers north east of Adelaide CBD. Lochiel Park is LMC's flagship residential sustainability development and a demonstration of many ecologically sustainable initiatives, with the 106 home sites showcasing leading edge design principles.
Only 4.25 ha of the 15 ha site will be allocated for the residential component with over 10 ha being incorporated and protected as Lochiel Park Parklands, linking directly to the River Torrens Linear Park. The parkland area will include wetland and revegetation in the form of an "urban forest", making a significant contribution to biodiversity enhancement and community recreation opportunities.
Mawson Lakes is a joint venture partnership between Delfin Lend Lease and the South Australian Government. Commenced in 1997, the $1.5 billion, 620 ha site will be completed by 2011 and will be home to 10,000 residents, 7,500 students and provide employment for 7,000.
Mawson Lakes includes a transit hub, extensive walking and bike trails, a central dining and retail precinct and 70 ha of lakes and waterways.
All homes and businesses in Mawson Lakes are connected to a recycled water system separate to the normal drinking water supply. Treated stormwater and wastewater is provided for outdoor water usage, garden and park irrigation and toilet flushing.