SUSTAINABILITY features are becoming more prevalent in apartment design and one property developer is going a step further, using the complex’s solar power system to provide buyers with an environmentally-friendly and affordable transport option.
The boutique Olive Grove complex in Spearwood includes SolaDrive, which will deliver solar energy on sunny days under a power purchase agreement, with provision made for battery storage in the future.
The system will also be used to power electric scooters that will be stored in a transport hub accessible to registered owners who can book them via an app on their phone.
Developer Paul Hamilton said the scooters were practical, offering users easy transportation that did not require a motorbike or car licence, and in many council areas users would not need to pay for parking.
The scooters were affordable, with residents charged for the kilometres travelled or time they had the scooter.
The first six Olive Grove apartments are complete with two scooters available.
These residences have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, open-plan living areas featuring kitchens with stone benchtops, one carport and large balconies or backyards.
Stage two of the development will include four one-bedroom apartments and 10 two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments.
Depending on demand, two more scooters and an electric car will be made available.
Olive Grove is at 247 Spearwood Avenue, Spearwood, close to the beach, freeway, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Prices start from $379,000 for the completed apartments.
For more information, contact selling agent David Bombara on 0413 803 807.