DEVELOPER: Peet Limited
CATEGORY: Residential Subdivision
CERTIFICATION: Ecosystems, Community
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.