THE Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has recognised an Eglinton estate as an environmentally sustainable development.
The Allara estate achieved the six-leaf status in UDIA WA’s EnviroDevelopment program, which certifies a development’s performance in six criteria – ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.
Developers LandCorp and Satterley Property Group received the award at a UDIA WA luncheon on May 31.
The master-planned estate is expected to have about 3400 homes by the time it is complete.
Satterley chief executive Nigel Satterley said the certification was a great achievement.
“We have put a lot of effort into designing a sustainable estate,” he said.
Mr Satterley said sustainable measures included a proposed community garden, onsite recycling centre and alternative energy sources, such as solar panels.
Plans also include a bike sharing facility, reducing the use of potable water, free community events and using environmentally responsible materials to build a future cafe.
Buyers receive up to $11,500 in sustainability incentives that aim to reduce energy consumption and water usage, improve safety and reduce household living expenses through home security, solar power, energy monitors and smart meters, LED lights and smart thermostats.
LandCorp chief operations officer Dean Mudford said the vision for Allara had been to create a “well-planned, self-sustaining coastal community”.
“Allara offers a variety of home sites that provide affordable living options,” Mr Mudford said.
“It has also been our focus to ensure delivery of early amenity for the community, such as Kinkuna Park.”
Mr Mudford said amenities planned for the “near future” included an indoor recreation centre and neighbourhood centre.