DEVELOPER: Defence Housing Australia
CATEGORY: Masterplanned Communities
CERTIFICATION: Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water, Community

AE2 is the first Defence Housing Australia (DHA) project to achieve EnviroDevelopment certification. Located 5km east of Parramatta CBD and 15km west of Sydney CBD in the suburb of Ermington, AE2 provides 210 attached and detached dwellings, as well as 6 apartment lots over a 21.3ha site.

Situated on the Parramatta River, development of AE2 will include improvements to the local foreshore, a cycleway and new surrounding parks, and will provide its 700 residents with river-front living and expansive views of Millennium Park and the 2000 Olympic Games facilities skyline.

Each individual dwelling at AE2 will incorporate a 2000L rainwater tank for toilet, washing machine and irrigation purposes, while upper levels on all double storey dwellings will utilise light weight materials to reduce the embodied energy of the external fabric, ultimately reducing water and energy costs for its residents.