Housing project breaks ground


Work has started on the Gen Y Demonstration Housing Project.
Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d448591
Work has started on the Gen Y Demonstration Housing Project. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d448591

Aiming to give sustainable and affordable infill housing to first-time homebuyers, the project will have a number of energy and water-saving initiatives, something that has helped the estate become the 11th international One Planet Community.

Project developer Landcorp’s chief executive Frank Marra said sustainability measures could play a big role in reducing residential expenses to make homes more affordable for first-time homebuyers.

“The Gen Y demonstration housing project provides a flexible, sustainable and cost effective solution, comfortably accommodating six adults in three compact apartments on a 250sqm block,” he said.

“The house will be built with sustainable materials and will include a range of energy and water-saving initiatives, such as low water use landscaping and climate responsive building layout to reduce carbon emissions and ongoing running costs of the complex.”

“It will also be the site of a ground-breaking trial of shared solar power and battery storage technology to reduce grid energy use.”

Mr Marra said Landcorp was delighted the estate had been recently recognised as a One Planet Community through the One Planet Living initiative.