Peel Business Park

Eco, Waste, Energy, Water, Comm

DEVELOPER: DevelopmentWA
CATEGORY: Industrial
CERTIFICATION: Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Water, Community

The Peel Business Park in Nambeelup, Western Australia is the centrepiece of the 35-year visionary Transform Peel initiative that will create new industries, more jobs and better food security. Transform Peel stimulates intergenerational environmental sustainability and innovation – smart thinking and big ideas around water, energy and waste management for the future.

Peel Business Park is home to the Renewable Energy Industrial Microgrid, the first of its kind in Australia, which harnesses solar energy and utilises battery storage to power the Park. This forward-thinking innovative solution generates up to 30% in energy savings, compared to regulated bundled tariffs. The Microgrid delivers a minimum of 50% renewable energy content to customers initially by way of an on-site 1.2MW ground mounted solar farm and 2.5MWh battery energy storage system. As the Park expands, additional renewable generation and storage capacity, including new technologies, will be added to power the Park.

The Park is also home to the WA Food Innovation Precinct, WA’s first centre of excellence for research, development and commercialisation of new agriculture technology, and innovative value-added food products for local distribution and export.

The Department of Fire & Emergency Services have also based their Bushfire Centre of Excellence at the Park. The Centre is the first of its kind in Australia and provides knowledge, technical expertise, science and research, plus training for bush firefighters and other emergency services personnel across Western Australia.

In addition, Peel Business Park is nationally recognised as an environmentally sustainable development due to the following features:

• 18% of the site was retained as public open space with pedestrian and cycle corridors supported by street tree planting or retention to provide shade and amenity
• Cockatoo nesting boxes installed and local expert engaged to assist with fauna relocation
• Phosphorous Retentive Filter Media used in Stage 1 drainage basin reducing phosphorous drain-off to the Peel Harvey Estuary by 15.9 tonnes over 50 years
• Waterwise provisions include WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards) appliances, local native waterwise landscaping, water efficient irrigation
• Average recycling rates during construction by weight greater than 96%
• Developers must capture, recycle or reuse >80% volume of construction waste materials
• All top soil was retained and reused and cleared vegetation was reused as mulch
• Design Guidelines are adopted to guide best practice building designs, water heating and use, lighting and landscaping elements
• Designed for passive recreation with significant wetland spaces, native tree preservation and pedestrian and cycle paths.


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