DEVELOPER: Peet Limited
CATEGORY: Masterplanned Communities
CERTIFICATION: Ecosystems, Water, Community
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.