GemLife Gold Coast

GemLife Gold Coast

Environmental excellence underpins GemLife’s flagship development on the Gold Coast with the over-55’s lifestyle resort achieving certification in five out of six elements under the Institutes EnviroDevelopment program.

GemLife Gold Coast is the company’s first development to be put forward for the assessment process.

The $200 million GemLife Gold Coast development is set on a 46-hectare elevated site in Pimpama capturing Surfers’ skyline and mountain views. It will ultimately comprise 365 homes, delivered in stages over more than three years, along with fitness, wellness, relaxation, and recreation amenities designed for today’s increasingly active and healthy over-50s.

GemLife Director and CEO Adrian Puljich said that with GemLife Gold Coast earmarked to benchmark innovative sustainability practices across the company and within the broader sector, certification by EnviroDevelopment provided an important first step towards achieving this goal.

“EnviroDevelop certification recognises projects that achieve exceptional sustainability outcomes and provides a point of difference in a competitive market,” Adrian said.

“Certification is designed to assess project initiatives across six areas; ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water, and community. Given this is our first-ever assessment, we are extremely proud to have met five of those,” he said.

He added that it was GemLife’s goal to have a positive environmental and social impact by taking a proactive approach to sustainability.

“At a fundamental level, it is GemLife’s mission to achieve a net-positive impact on the community and what we create. GemLife Gold Coast will be where we showcase this, taking our sustainability practices and innovations to the next level,” he said.

Project details

Developer: GemLife

Development type: Seniors Living

State: Queensland

Certification period: 2023 –

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Abadi Gaia

Abadi Gaia

has reimagined retirement beliefs and concepts in Australia. The 11.44 ha masterplan is innovative and leading edge in terms of its ideology, architecture and site planning, as well as social, cultural and environmental interaction.

Extensive facilities and 285 dwellings create a unique physical and environmental setting that embodies a sense of belonging and pride of place.

Environmental sustainability principles have been integral to site planning, landscape, engineering, stormwater and the architectural philosophy.  The intention is to achieve world benchmark standards in environmental excellence.

Land use and management issues commence with an analysis of the existing environment, its flora and fauna along with geotechnical, soil, hydraulics, water cycle, landscaping, disability accessibility and climatic conditions.

Restoration, integration and enhancement are fundamental environmental considerations.

The development has integrated the overarching principles of Feng Shui in materials, colours, textures and smells, a non religious philosophy that seeks to improve harmony and balance in earth based energy flows.

The best journey starts with design and ends in sustainable tranquillity.

For more details, visit www.Abadigaia.com.au

Project details

Developer: PGS Invest Pty Ltd

Development type: Seniors Living

State: Queensland

Certification period: 2021 –

Certification:

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Peel Business Park

Peel Business Park

Part of the multi-million-dollar Transform Peel project, Peel Business Park, known as Nambeelup Kaadadjan in Noongar language acknowledging the location (Nambeelup) and precinct focus on knowledge sharing (Kaadadjan), is a strategically located industrial precinct in the Shire of Murray, 75km south of Perth.

Offering excellent connectivity to key freight routes, the Park is located minutes from the Kwinana Freeway, and services Pinjarra, Mandurah, Bunbury and Perth’s expanding southern corridor

The Business Park has a focus on building opportunity through industry. Home to the Shire of Murray’s Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct, a variety of local businesses, and Australia’s first Bushfire Centre of Excellence it is a place of productivity; where business, industry, training, research and development come together, invigorating the Peel region.

One of Australia’s first renewable energy industrial microgrids is delivering reliable, affordable power to the Park, with businesses expected to save up to 30 per cent on energy costs

The Business Park has been nationally recognised by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) as an environmentally sustainable development. Existing trees have been re-used as natural, engaging landscaping elements within the public open space in Stage 1. Cockatoo nesting boxes have also been installed in North Dandalup as part of the project’s environmental response.

To improve the management of phosphorus in the environment, Phosphorus Retentive Filter Media has been used in the Stage 1 drainage basin. The filter media improved stormwater quality and environmental outcomes for the Peel Harvey Estuary.

You can find further information about the environmentally sustainable development initiatives that have been undertaken and incorporated into the business park here.

Project details

Developer: DevelopmentWA

Development type: Industrial

State: Western Australia

Certification period: 2020 –

Certification:

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B by Halcyon

B by Halcyon

Stockland Halcyon has long been proud of its pursuit of ‘leaving a lighter footprint’ on the earth and at the same time creating a more affordable environment for its homeowners.

B by Halcyon, we will produce highly sustainable homes, which is fitting considering its place in the Buderim Biosphere.  Each home will come standard with 5kW of solar panels, solar hot water and a superior energy rating.

Our strong green focus is designed to benefit you and is complemented by almost 6 ha of private open space accessible for the exclusive use of B by Halcyon homeowners.

The facilities will be powered by Tesla batteries and our homeowners will have the use of the Tesla community car.

Staying true to Buderim’s spirit, we have created a true village atmosphere with carefully designed and meaningful spaces in pavilions that invite the outside in. Enjoy sporting and leisure activities, discover creative passions, connect with others, and enrich health and wellbeing in specially designed precincts.

B by Halcyon’s community facilities enhance the unique environment, architecturally designed to create a rich and rewarding lifestyle for our homeowners.

Amenities include: Recreation club and bar, bar and dance floor, Fireplace and lounge, Heated lap pool, Heated pool, Outdoor resort pool, Spa, Aqua aerobics, Circuit room and classes, Floodlit pickleball courts, Full-sized bowling green, Floodlit tennis court, Cinema, Messy art space, Pottery room and kiln, Craft room, Dance floor, Library, Pool table, Music room, Private dining room, Sauna, Treatment rooms, Work shed, Yoga lawn, BBQ entertaining area, Private nature reserve, Rainforest walk, Rose garden, Native beehives, Community Tesla car, Visitor parking, Caravan and boat storage and a Community bus.

Project details

Developer: Stockland

Development type: Seniors Living

State: Queensland

Certification period: 2019 –

Certification:

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