Rosehill Waters takes top award for EnviroDevelopment
Sep 15, 2017
Rosehill Waters is the first wholly private development to succeed in the six elements of EnviroDevelopment achieving the 6-leaf development status rarely awarded by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). The UDIA WA has awarded the 2017 EnviroDevelopment Chairman’s Choice Award - one of WA’s most respected and valued industry awards – to Rosehill Waters. The Chairman’s Choice is one of the UDIA WA Awards for Excellence, specifically developed to acknowledge excellence and innovation in the urban development industry. The awards recognise outstanding achievements of high quality developments. Chairman of the Western Australian Planning Commission, Eric Lumsden, said recipients of the 2017 UDIA WA Awards for Excellence showcased the very best the State offers in contemporary urban design and development. “They acknowledge and celebrate Western Australia talent and innovation, and provide a platform for projects that both challenge and inspire,” he said. UDIA WA judges said Rosehill Waters, a 47ha residential development alongside the Helena River in South Guildford, clearly reflected EnviroDevelopment’s aim to recognise projects that are living for the future today. EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically-based assessment scheme that independently reviews development projects and awards certification to those that achieve outstanding performance across four or more elements - Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community. The brownfield site aligns with State planning objectives and superbly demonstrates how infill can be high quality and contribute positively to surrounding dwellings. The judges said Rosehill Waters had successfully overcome a range of challenges associated with a difficult site location and the complexities of delivering an infill project. “The extraordinary commitment to delivering a sustainable and livable community is evident in the extensive work with nearby residents to achieve improved design outcomes, as well as partnerships with builders to create a subdivision of zero energy homes,” they added. The developer, Noahs Rosehill Waters adopted UDIA’s EnviroDevelopment program, pledging to build a sustainable suburb, showcasing lifestyle, comfort, acoustic performance, build quality and great environmental performance. “It was an exacting and challenging task to show how Rosehill Waters could become a stand out example of sustainable development, but we got there through EnviroDevelopment,” said General Manager Sandra Klarich. “Now, with that accreditation it’s easier for purchasers to recognise environmentally sustainable homes because EnviroDevelopment helps us, as developers, to deliver a high-quality product that responds to environmental and social changes. “For example, under the energy leaf, the combination of the rooftops of Rosehill Waters will form one of the largest PV systems in the country, with a total of 1.8 megawatts of capacity. “The whole site – not just individual houses – is a Master Builder’s Smart Waste Zone. All lots will be connected to a community bore, which also provides for public realm irrigation. No mains water will be used for irrigation, resulting in a 40% reduction in mains water use across the development.” A display home village to open in November will showcase the sustainable measures included in every home. Those measures will include two heat pumps harvesting free energy from a 6kw solar panel system, a smart meter, minimum 7-star energy efficiency, connection to the community bore and water wise designed landscaped gardens. Planning is also underway for an EnviroDevelopment village hub, comprising markets, cafés, specialty shops and facilities for community activities. “Noahs Rosehill Waters is very proud of our award and the sustainable steps taken to achieve the highest possible rating for sustainability under the UDIA widely acknowledged EnviroDevelopment program, Ms. Klarich said.
For further details, contact Sandra Klarich on 0407 001 400 You can also visit our website at www.rosehillwaters.com.au to view our range of House and Land packages available.
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