DEVELOPER: Southern Sustainable Developments
CATEGORY: Residential Subdivision
CERTIFICATION: Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water, Community
Superbly located at the base of the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Arbor has been designed to enhance, protect, and celebrate the unique character of the surrounding environment.
The gently undulating shape of the land lends a special character to Arbor. Extensive plantings of native and indigenous species create important habitats for local birdlife, while the carefully designed path network, play spaces, architecturally designed shelter and seating nodes provide ample opportunity for residents to pause and appreciate this special environment. Mature eucalypts have been protected and enhanced through responsive design.
A central green spine creates a view axis to the environmentally significant Gum Scrub Creek, a short stroll to the east, as well as providing a landscaped bookend to each of Arbor’s streetscapes, ensuring each home site shares a visual connection to nature.
Over 20,000 native and indigenous plants and trees provide important habitats and contribute to maintaining local biodiversity. Homeowners are provided with extensive information on indigenous plants for landscaping and design controls prevent the planting of species recognised as environmental weeds. Kerbside green waste collection is available to residents and is promoted to reduce landfill and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
Arbor seeks to engage with its community around sustainability, with information on thirty different environmental initiatives promoted to residents. Even Arbor’s Land Sales Centre is powered by accredited 100% renewable electricity.
Home sites at Arbor are generously proportioned, creating a premium neighbourhood feel with more green space around every home. The most common lot depth is thirty-six metres, affording residents greater opportunities for entertaining, landscaping and outdoor lifestyle.
For more details, visit: www.arborofficer.com.au