DEVELOPER: AVID Property Group
CATEGORY: Residential Subdivision
CERTIFICATION: Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water, Community

The new community of Hillstowe by AVID Property Group is located in the heart of the tight knit community of Officer in Melbourne’s outer south eastern suburbs. This niche community will be home to approximately 700 people within the 225 home sites and is catering to all market segments with a range of product types on offer. With schools both bordering and opposite the Hillstowe community, the importance of environment and community is very strong in the development planning. We have undertaken research projects to develop our plan of integrating environmental principles across the design and construction phase of the site and the homes being built at Hillstowe and have planned activities to be undertaken with residents of Hillstowe and the surrounding schools along with the local community groups that heighten the awareness of environment issues and solutions to everyday issues.   Hillstowe’s Central Park construction will draw upon the indigenous plant species for inspiration throughout the gardens and the playground design and construction will feature local timbers and recycled materials. The community engagement process includes our regular PR and Social Media activities where we regularly feature tips and solutions to everyday environment challenges, and our community development plan also seeks to continue this education piece.

For more details, visit: www.hillstoweliving.com.au