The following developments have now been certified as EnviroDevelopments in Victoria:
In Cranbourne West, South East of Melbourne, a 66.86ha development will house 350 residential lots; known as Lochaven, this boutique style community will deliver the best of the best in master planning. A safe and friendly area featuring a Woolworths town centre, a public school and a retirement Village, the residents of Lochaven will feel like they are living in a village not a suburb. Established trees shade spacious blocks and streetscapes are fringed by sustainably landscaped parkland and waterways. Sophisticated urban design encourages a new look for families. This includes bicycle-friendly streets with few cars, wide verges and every home within 50 metres of green open space. Dacland's true commitment to design and enhancing the lasting value of every site is well demonstrated at Lochaven. The development's achievement of all 6 Enviro-development leaves validates this commitment to excellence and a delivery of a real sense of place. For more information on the development please visit : www.lochaven.com.au
Lyndarum North by Woolert Nominees is a joint venture between AVJennings and Australian Super. Located in the City of Whittlesea, this masterplanned community includes 2,000 lots, a major town centre, and conservation reserves boosting more than 20% open space. One of the key design principles of the $400 million masterplanned community from developer AJ Jennings was a dedication to retaining green space. Green space totalled more than 20 per cent of the masterplan and included retention of significant red river gum trees and local conservation reserves. The vision includes a future railway connection and a community hub to ensure the creation of a thriving and diverse community. For more information on the development please visit : www.lyndarumnorth.com.au
Rothwell is the first masterplanned community to receive accreditation for the Tarneit area. Located on the west side of Melbourne and an easy 30 km commute to the city, this community will comprise of over 1500 homes, commercial and community facilities, childcare, along with a private and public school. The development has been carefully planned to ensure that it will deliver a well-designed, well-educated and well connected community. Wellbeing is at the heart of the Rothwell community - it offers a work life balance with an abundance of serenity and healthy activities to enjoy. Dacland's true commitment to deliver a real sense of place for communities is well represented at Rothwell and validated by the development's achievement of all 6 EnviroDevelopment Elements. For more information of this project please visit : www.rothwellvillages.com.au
Merrifield is a joint venture with the MAB Corporation and Gibsons Property Corporation (GPC). The largest mixed use development to go through the UDIA's national EnviroDevelopment program, Merrifield is a masterplanned integrated community development comprising of three key precincts. The development will include 5,000 new homes, a fully integrated town centre and a 300 hectare business park. Located 30 km north of Melbourne in the city of Hume, the 770 hectare site will be an employment hub for at least 11,000 jobs, accounting for 25% employment growth within the city of Hume. Merrifield has achieved full marks under UDIA's EnviroDevelopment scheme, excelling in water, ecosystems, community, waste, materials and energy initiatives. For more information of this project please visit: www.mab.com.au
Parklea's Kaduna Park has been accredited as an EnviroDevelopment by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).
Forging new ground in the area, Kaduna Park is the first development in Officer South. Parklea is working in collaboration with the Cardinia Shire as part of their initiative to extend the Officer area. The estate is set to launch in 2017 and will comprise 760 lots, a display village and parklands.
Kaduna Park's EnviroDevelopment accreditation forms part of the underlying vision for the development, and sets a benchmark for new communities within the Cardinia Shire. Parklea has been accredited with four EnviroDevelopment leaves and it is envisaged by the time Kaduna Park is released to market it will obtain all six, the first within the Cardinia Shire.
Parklea's land estates have always embraced their natural environments, bringing homes in harmony with nature. From Everton Gardens' 300 year old River Red Gums to Timbertop's rolling, tree covered hills, to Spring Creek running alongside the upcoming Torquay - Jan Juc development, Parklea endeavours to preserve the natural surroundings that give each area its own unique character. For more information go to - www.parkleadevelopments.com.au
BROMPTON - will be a model for compact, walkable mixed use neighbourhoods. With a town centre at its heart and with over 20% of the site set aside for wetlands, waterways and parks, the project will provide over 1500 homes including affordable, medium density housing. The mixed use town centre will provide all the daily needs within an easy commute and walking distance for all residents.
The master plan has been carefully considered to ensure the foundation of a highly walkable and cycle able neighbourhood that is connected to the wider Cranbourne West PSP facilities. Internally it has over 10 kilometres of interconnected walking and cycling trails to encourage residents to enjoy green corridors and community destinations. The site is also connected via a high frequency bus service that runs between the major activity centres of Cranbourne and Frankston.
Brompton has been awarded all six leaves for Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community. Residents will be provided options to reduce their water and energy consumption through the Brompton Design Handbook and all homes will be provided with recycled water to reduce water consumption. For more information go to - www.wolfdene.com.au
CIRQ - A first for Places Victoria this challenging site achieved certification in water, energy, materials, waste and community. Known now as - CIRQ Point Cook, the project will be a multi-dwelling residential development on Dunnings Road, Point Cook Victoria. The site is 20,797m2 and is within the Mixed Use Zone forming part of the Boardwalk Point Cook Development Plan. CIRQ will make a major contribution to the surrounding public realm and will be defined by high quality architecture and landscape led public spaces. A contemporary architectural expression and identifiable streetscapes with sensitivity to existing surrounds has been the basis for their design response.
The project will aim to deliver: 106 two, three and four bedroom townhouses with a mix of two and three storey massing, Landscape lead public spaces and streetscape strategy, pedestrian permeability to the wetlands whilst applying strong ESD principles throughout. The Vision developed by Places Victoria has specific strategies to ensure the design contributes to context, home and place making. For further information go to www.cirq.com.au
Quay 2 in Torquay is a new, prestigious neighbourhood created by Intrapac. Consisting of 524 Land Lots and 106 Medium Density Dwellings spread across nearly 46 hectares with over 6 hectares dedicated to open space.
Quay 2 is the vision of Intrapac Property, the original designs and developers behind The Quay. Positioned alongside and above The Quay, it will be prestigious, limited release development with beautifully landscaped surrounds and elevated ocean views.
Intrapac and Quay 2 are proud to announce the certification of achieving all EnviroDevelopment elements. This development offers a unique opportunity to combine modern living with the tradition of a strong sense of township and community. It is design to provide families a relaxed, comfortable and safe home.
Quay 2 is proudly the first development within the Torquay precinct to achieve EnviroDevelopment Certification. Located on the edge of Bass Straight with views to Port Phillip and Barwon Heads, this coastal region is defined by sun, wind, salt and rain. It can be calm, sun-drenched, idyllic, and wild, such is the nature of living on the boundary of land and sea. These environmental factors offer a vibrancy and variety that are often lacking in metropolitan and suburban areas. This special climate will be reflected in the landscaping and built form of Quay 2. Quay 2 has a carefully designed masterplan with significant wetland and reserves areas and landscaped parklands will create community spaces for residents to enjoy. For more information go to - www.intrapac.com.au/intrapac-communities/quay-2/
Alwood in Werribee is a new, prestigious neighborhood created by Intrapac. Consisting of 274 dwellings spread across 18 hectares with over 2 hectares dedicated to public open space.
Perfectly positioned on Alfred Rd, close to the heart of historic Werribee, Alwood has easy freeway access and is close to schools, shopping, transport, cafes, sporting facilities; everything a family needs. Surrounded by attractions such as Werribee Park and Mansion, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee Racecourse, Shadowfax Winery, and being close to the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula, this development is well positioned to deliver a sustainable community in the future.
Alwood have achieved five sustainability outcomes under the water, energy, waste, material and ecosystems elements. A considered design approach focused on dwellings having a northern rear orientation, which was achieved in over 80% of the dwellings.
Alwood is proudly the first development within the Werribee precinct to achieve EnviroDevelopment Certification. Boasting significant and vast open spaces, conveniently located to amenities and attractions, this certification sets a precedence for future developments in the area. For further information go to www.alwood.com.au
Pinnacle Estate by Abiwood has been designed to optimise the benefits of the beautiful natural surroundings at Smythes Creek in Ballarat West to develop a liveable, walkable community that promotes sustainable living.
This 700 residential lot development will include more than 22ha of open space, incorporating new wetlands, kid's playground, BBQ facilities, shared paths, sporting facilities and an environmental enhancement area. The design provides connectivity to a neighboring Shopping Centre, future school and community facilities, whilst respecting the site topography that provides opportunities for views across the open space.
The first residential development in the area to be certified and achieve all six elements of the EnviroDevelopment program, Pinnacle encourages future residents to develop sustainable homes in the design process. Abiwood will deliver cohesive community programs and events as the project develops. http://www.pinnaclesmythescreek.com.au/vision
ALPHINGTON PAPER MILL REDEVELOPMENT
Ten years ago who would've thought the Amcor paper mill in Fairfield would now be boasting a large master plan re-development precinct within the city of Yarra. The Alphington Paper Mill will be primarily redeveloped to provide housing for a new residential community of approximately 2500 households.
A key aim is to ensure the development is inclusive in its programming and housing provision, and hence it is intended that the development plan provides for housing ranging from large detached homes to townhouses, live/work homes, low rise apartments, industrial conversions for loft apartments, more conventional apartments and affordable secure rental accommodation for lower income households. Underpinning the neighborhood will be a new Village Precinct and a series of destinations for passive & active recreation and social interaction.
Set to house 5000 people and offering employment for many in the area, this development by Glenvill Developments/Alpha partners has achieved all six elements of EnviroDevelopment rating tool. Select historic icons from the paper mill days will be incorporated into the clever urban design delivered by Rob McGauran, Director of MGS architects.
C.F.ROW NAPIER STREET FITZROY
Set in the bustling inner city precinct of Fitzroy this innovative small redevelopment site will deliver 45 luxury apartments and seven townhouses. Although not heritage listed the developer, Deal Corp have maintained the original facade built in 1877, to create and maintain the history of Fitzroy.
The project achieved EnviroDevelopment in four elements and offers contemporary style living designed by award winning architects Woods Bagot. A first in the multi-unit residential category for an inner city suburb this development will be a showcase for others to follow due to the creative initiatives in water recycling, material reuse for civil works and energy efficient features.
Located in Doncaster at the Eastern Golf Course site, this Development Plan provides for approximately 800 dwellings including a mix of Mirvac built-form townhouses and free-standing homes, vacant land allotments available for external builder packages, and potential for higher-density apartment dwellings along Doncaster Road. Over 20% of the site will be retained as green open space.
Woodlea - a master planned community spanning 711 hectares and integrating the latest in sustainability has been unveiled by joint venture partners Victoria Investments and Properties (VIP) and Mirvac in Melbourne's Rockbank North. To date this project is the largest master planned community not only in Victoria but nationally to receive this accolade from the industry.
This development has been carefully designed to ensure transportation has been thoughtfully considered for commuters. Located in Melbourne's western growth corridor and with the existing Rockbank train station nearby, Woodlea will add 7,000 residential homes, four schools, two pre-schools, high-quality sporting facilities, Local Town Centre, and a wider education precinct to the City of Melton over the next 15 years.
Woodlea is an exemplary EnviroDevelopment project attaining all six elements required for the national assessment process; ecosystems, materials, waste, energy, water and community. The community will enjoy reductions in both energy and water consumption not only for private dwellings but across the whole community.
Approximately 30 per cent of the site has been earmarked for public open space which will incorporate an extensive network of walking & cycling paths. The community will see recycled water used to keep the suburb green and to minimise water demand from the estimated 20,000 plus residents.
Deal Corporation have achieved their first certification of EnviroDevelopment, Polaris 3083. Aptly named after the brightest star in the northern sky, Polaris is a shining example of forward vision and urban renewal.
The development will transform a Victoria Government surplus land site into a thriving and sustainable residential and lifestyle destination that combines housing, retail, dining, recreation and business with an integrated community.
Upon completion, the development will be home to 1100 residences, more than 35 retailers, numerous social spaces and community facilities that highlight the future of urban design.
The site has achieved certification in all six elements of EnviroDevelopment certification, setting the development as an industry benchmark of the developer's vision to achieve environmental, economic and social sustainability for the vibrant community.
Armstrong - Mt Duneed by Villawood Properties is the first development in the western district of Melbourne to achieve all six leaves. It covers the previous Geelong Airport and surrounding amalgamated land. Located 10 mins to the surf and 15 mins to the Geelong CBD, Armstrong boasts a unique position, enticing home hunters wanting to be close to the heart of Geelong and the Surf Coast.
Donvale's new environmentally inspired estate, Mullum Creek, is the third and smallest project in Victoria to receive all six leaves. Bordered by the Mullum Mullum Creek and Melbourne's green wedge, Mullum Creek is located on a unique pocket of land. With 45 percent of the land dedicated to remnant bushland and open space and a focus on creating homes which achieve a 7.5-star minimum energy rating, Mullum Creek's sustainability credentials have appealed to purchasers who are keen to reduce their carbon footprint. Excellence in design will be promoted in the 20 hectares development boasting only 56 home-sites ranging from 1,000sqm - 3,000sqm, Mullum Creek is in the City of Manningham, only 20km from the city. Developed by Mullum Pty Ltd, a family business, the family lived on the former apple orchard and grazing land since 1958, Mullum Creek offers a rare opportunity to live in a beautiful pocket of Melbourne that time has forgotten.
Wyndham Harbour will be Victoria's largest marina when completed in 2016, boasting over 1,000 marina berths and offering 400 apartments and residential dwellings. Developed by Lyons Capital, the 73 ha development has carefully considered the surrounding marine environment, and will provide a network or open spaces, wetlands and shared pathways.
The Wyndham Harbour site is located approximately 25 kilometres south-west of Melbourne's CBD in the City of Wyndham, one of Victoria's fastest growing municipalities. Sustainability initiatives have been incorporated into the overarching concept of the marina, offering extensive environmental benefits to the site, the neighbouring Port Phillip Bay and the surrounding land uses. Sustainability initiatives include photovoltaic panels, wetlands to capture and treat stormwater, drought resistant plantings and recycled water for irrigation purposes.
Warralily, located in the growing suburb of Armstrong Creek, is 10 minutes from the Geelong CBD and 10 minutes from the Surf Coast beaches. On completion, the master planned development will deliver over 4,000 lots to the growth corridor and become home to approximately 13,000 people.
The design of Warralily has focused on exceeding the minimum standards in residential development to provide for current and future residents, and to preserve flora and fauna through considered design processes. This includes the rejuvenation of Armstrong Creek, and establishing conservation areas of key significance.
Set in a location with wide-open spaces and natural beauty, Warralily will provide numerous local facilities such as schools, shopping centres and sporting facilities. The unique precincts within the development, Warralily, Warralily Promenade and Warralily Coast, each have their own unique character and amenity.
Featuring 82 hectares of parklands and waterways, Warralily is dedicated to passive and active open space. The development includes football ovals, cricket ovals, netball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields, bowling greens, pavilions and multipurpose stadiums.
Warralily is the first residential development in Armstrong Creek, and the first project in Geelong to be awarded EnviroDevelopment certification.
Saltwater Coast is a premium master planned community located only 20 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. Boasting views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the Aveo development is a delicate balance of urban and natural coastal themes. Saltwater Coast provides a popular residential living environment, responsive to the characteristics, aspiration and cultural identity of the bayside community.
Recreation is seen as a key feature in the design of Saltwater Coast. The nature trails, boardwalks and timber landings provide a place for all residents to meet and exercise within the scenic environment. Offering a choice of home sites to suit every lifestyle, the designs reflect a unified contemporary style with a clear coastal influence.
Murchison Village is the first mixed-use medium density development in Victoria to achieve EnviroDevelopment certification. Murchison Village is an outstanding example of the high quality sustainable residential development providing quality living and ongoing benefits to the community.
Located in Roxburgh Park, 20 kilometres north of Melbourne's CBD, the master planned community offers 125 living options, including double storey three and four bedroom townhouses, home and land packages and two bedroom up and over apartments. This is in addition to a five storey apartment building featuring one and two bedroom apartments with secure car parking.
Upon completion, Cardinia Lakes will include 700 residential lots and a neighbourhood activity centre including a shopping centre, cafes, commercial centre, medical centre, community centre, kindergarten and state primary school. An 18ha open space area will also be created, including a lake precinct resulting from the transformation of a disused quarry. The lakes have been rehabilitated and play a role in the treatment and detention of the site's stormwater runoff.
All residents at Cardinia Lakes will be located within 400m of an open space area, allowing increased opportunity for outdoor recreation and interaction. The establishment of a sense of community is further encouraged through a program of community activities. These have included celebrating National Tree Day through a sustainable gardening workshop, a community competition to help name the lakes, and a Waterwise Garden Makeover Competition. Peet also runs a community grants programs, which has sponsored a range of community programs and projects.
Located 25km north of the Melbourne CBD, Aston is a 1,620 lot residential community including parkland, a neighbourhood activity centre and secondary school. The development incorporates a linear wetland treatment train in an open space corridor, which plays a role in improving water quality and providing habitat for the vulnerable Growling Grass Frog.
Peet have established a dedicated community garden within the development which allows residents to work together to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs in raised timber plant boxes. This garden helps foster a sense of environmental stewardship and provides an opportunity for neighbours to meet. Irrigation for the garden is provided from rainwater tanks, and any ongoing irrigation through the remainder of the estate will be sourced from recycled water or a farm dam. The estate has been constructed with the provision of a purple pipe network for future connection to recycled water.
Somerfield Estate is a located in Keysborough, 25km south east of Melbourne. The estate seeks to create a diverse, contemporary and sustainable community that celebrates the natural environment and horticultural heritage of the area. Upon completion, the estate will include six neighbourhoods, each with unique landscaping and design to provide a distinctive character and community identity.
Intrapac have implemented a number of initiatives to support the growth of the Somerfield community. This includes establishing a community grants program, sponsoring local sporting groups, engaging the local community throughout the development process and retaining a 1920s farm house of cultural significance to the local community.
The estate is connected to a third pipe, allowing the use of recycled water for toilet flushing, irrigation, car washing and other external uses. Areas of ecological value are protected in a series of parks, which also add to the visual amenity of the estate and provide recreation opportunities.
Evergreen Waters is located 3 minutes from Epsom and 9 minutes from central Bendigo in a quiet rural setting, nestled amongst bushland rich with native flora and fauna. Upon completion, the site will include 700 lots of varying sizes to build character in the estate and provide diversity for future residents.
The focus of the development is a linear reserve along Jobs Gully Creek, a waterway that dissects the western portion of the site. Wetlands, rain gardens and sediment basins assist in storing and treating stormwater by mimicking natural water filtration processes. The reserve provides for a variety of recreation experiences, with open spaces for informal play and social gathering, and defined activity nodes which include barbeques, shelters and seating. Cycle and pedestrian paths extend through the reserve and the surrounding residential areas, and connect to the adjacent 65km Bendigo Bushland Trail, which provides easy access to extensive bushland reserves and the Bendigo Botanic Gardens. This encouragement of active transport and the array of nature recreation opportunities encourage an appreciation and understanding of the local environment.
Other sustainability features of the development include the provision of recycled water via third pipe technology, resulting in a 40 percent reduction in potable water demand, and the use of EcoBlend Cement in footpaths, kerbs and hard landscaping, which has lower energy consumption and waste production across its lifecycle.
The Quarters development site covers 66 hectares of land previously used for agricultural purposes. The site is located on Evans Road in Cranbourne West approximately 2km from the Cranbourne town centre and 45 minutes drive south east of the Melbourne CBD. Quarters is the first of a series of new Peet communities welcoming another 8,000 or more residents to the area.
Upon completion, the development will consist of approximately 800 dwellings in a range of sizes and will be constructed over 17 stages. In addition to conventional low density residential areas, three medium density 'superlots' will be provided in strategic locations. They have been designed as an interface to future employment areas in the north and west.
The development will include a new government primary school at the northern end of the site, 3.1ha of local parks and a drainage reserve covering 5.5ha of open space. The development's community facilities and the adjacent residential areas will be linked through a system of cycle/pedestrian pathways.
The Point is located 100 km south of Melbourne, and 30 kms east of Geelong. The residential community will be complemented by a multipurpose community centre and 31 hectares of parkland incorporating playgrounds, picnic areas plus cycling and walking paths.
A 56 hectare nature reserve composed of wetlands and conservation areas will provide a natural habitat for local fauna and migratory water birds.
Over half the community is surrounded by a conservation zone that provides critical habitat for migratory species and protects against further development beyond its boundary. The residential community is being built around the network of existing waterways, which will be enhanced and preserved to protect local fauna and bird life and foster the growth of native plants and grasses.
Set over 130 hectares, Marriott Waters, developed by Villawood Properties, will be home to more than 2500 people and 1000 dwellings set amidst 27 hectares of wetlands, parks and reserves and a network of walking and cycling paths. Upon completion, Marriott Waters will include a primary school, activity centre including retail outlets, an array of recreational facilities and a resident's club featuring a gymnasium, swimming pools, café and communal areas.
Marriott Waters is the only residential community in Lyndhurst currently designed to have direct access to class-A recycled water for non-consuming purposes, providing every household within the estate an alternative water source to irrigate gardens, wash windows and cars and for toilet flushing.