Top EnviroDevelopment rating for Rosehill WatersBenchmark best practice award as new development breaks ground
As South Guildford’s newest residential development, Rosehill Waters, gets underway, it comes with the news that it has been awarded a top environmental rating by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).
Rosehill Waters has been recognised by a six leaf rating under the UDIA EnviroDevelopment program – the first private development in Western Australia to be accredited under all six categories.
Forward earthworks have now started on the development, which was marked by a ground-breaking ceremony on site. Attendees at ceremony were told that EnviroDevelopment is a national program which independently verifies the sustainability performance of a project using a six leaf rating system looking at ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community. Rosehill Waters joins over 100 projects across Australia that have achieved environmental certification – just over half attaining the highest level of six leaves - and is only the third to achieve it in WA.
Fremantle-based firm Josh Byrne & Associates (JBA) were engaged at an early stage to coordinate the rating process. Known for their involvement in a number of Perth’s most innovative and sustainability focussed projects, JBA are starting to see a trend with developers and sustainability.
Mark Taylor Manager of JBA’s Built Form Sustainability said: “The sustainability outcomes here at Rosehill Waters will see benefits for residents and for the wider community.