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Former quarry site now green community

Submitted by on May 30, 2014 – 10:01 am
looking across the lake to where Warner Lakes The Reserve will be situated (image given with permission from Rachael Whiteley-Black)

looking across the lake to where Warner Lakes The Reserve will be situated (image given with permission from Rachael Whiteley-Black)

A former quarry pit in Brisbane, Queensland has been transformed into a residential development that has achieved the highest level of green certification through the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) EnviroDevelopment program.

Warner Lakes The Reserve, located in the Northern Brisbane suburb of Warner, is being developed by Defence Housing Australia (DHA) and has been recognised across all six accreditation areas including: ecosystems, waste, community, materials, energy and water.

“We are immensely proud of what we are creating at Warner Lakes The Reserve,” DHA Managing Director Peter Howman said.

“Every consideration has been given to conserving the environment from the ground up. Given that this was a brownfield, quarry site, to achieve such a high level of green certification is really a feather in our caps.”

Guidelines are in place to protect the native species located in the area, especially during the breeding season, and safe road crossing options have also been designed to help wildlife move around.

“A special area has been created, known as the Conservation Corridor, to preserve the native habitat for local flora and fauna species including the endangered White-bellied Sea-Eagle,” Mr Howman said.

“Complementing this is 20 hectares of green open space and tree-lined streetscapes designed around tranquil lakes and Four Mile Creek.”

Design guidelines for the development have been written to specify sustainable outcomes throughout the community, from bins to the types of materials and colours to use in building design.

“This development showcases how sustainability is about more than just green space,” Mr Howman said. “It’s about stepping back and planning how you are going to take a holistic approach to creating a new residential community. From the people, to the built-form, to the provision of interconnecting green transport links – everything is interwoven from the start to provide a new community that residents will be proud to call home now and in the future.”

Warner Lakes The Reserve, The Parkside release, is now selling, with land starting from $204,000*. Visit www.warnerlakesthereserve.com.au
*prices are subject to change.

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