CATEGORY: Residential Subdivision
CERTIFICATION: Ecosystems, Water, Community
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.