Stockland sets an Australian standard for sustainable communities
Stockland has more green star rated communities than any other Australian developer after the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) certified six communities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
The developer has achieved 6-star green star communities ratings for three projects at Willowdale at Denham Court in south-west Sydney, Cloverton at Kalkallo in north Melbourne, and Banjup in Perth’s south.
In addition, 5-star green star communities ratings have been awarded for three projects at Altrove at Schofields in north west Sydney, The Grove at Tarneit in Melbourne’s west, and Newport in Brisbane’s north.
These certifications follow Stockland’s 6-star green star communities rating for the Aura residential community on the Sunshine Coast, the largest mixed-use development ever undertaken under single ownership in Australia. Aura will eventually be home to 50,000 people.
GBCA chief executive officer Romily Madew says Stockland is leading the charge in the commitment to sustainable communities.
“This leadership will transform the shape of Australia’s cities. Tens of thousands of Australian families will live in Stockland communities that were designed to be environmentally sustainable, and to be liveable, prosperous and resilient places,” Madew says.
“For most Australians, a home is the biggest investment they are likely to make in their lifetimes. A Green Star rating gives home owners confidence that their community was designed with good transport links, access to local employment opportunities, is close to shops and services – and is ultimately a great place to live.”
According to Stockland CEO Mark Steinert, home buyers are increasingly making informed decisions about the sustainability of new residential developments.
“The Green Star – Communities rating system uses a comprehensive scorecard to provides customers with a simple, straightforward means of assessing the sustainability of new communities,” Steinert says.
“We’ve made a very conscious and concerted effort over many years to improve the sustainability of our supply chain, the location and design of our communities, and by providing tangible long term benefits for customers who choose to buy and build in a Stockland community.”
There are more than 50 green star communities projects around Australia working with the GBCA, ranging from small urban regeneration projects to large master planned communities that will have their own postcodes.