Aurora Is A Green Building Council Australia Leader
In 2015 the Aurora community was the first project of its kind in Victoria to be granted a 6 Green Star Rating by the GBCA (Green Building Council of Australia). On June 13 Regional Marketing Manager Communities, Janine Armstrong, lead a tour to show how Lendlease has become an industry leader in sustainability in planning.
Green Star accreditation focuses on delivering large scale communities that are sustainable in terms of being affordable, well connected, protecting the natural environment and encouraging diversity and liveability.
At Aurora, Janine lead interested attendees around the community to show the adventure park, solar trees that not only provide a landmark point of architectural reference, but also offer a power charging station for mobile devices.
She discussed how the community has been designed to be inclusive and encourage residents to interact through the large open spaces and communal meeting points. These spaces have been deliberately created to be self-sustaining relying on a mixture of low maintenance and indigenous flora and landscaping. This means they will continue to fulfil their purpose well after the community is established.
She also pointed out Lendlease’s close partnership with the community through quarterly events and community associations such as Creed’s Farm. These events and associations ensure that residents will always have a way to connect with neighbours and friends, strengthening community ties as well as security and a sense of home.
Attendees including Moreland City Council, TekNova Consult, GHD, A.G. Coombs Advisory, KBR and Co-Perform were treated to an informative and educational session on how Lendlease’s master planned development at Aurora is at the cutting edge of how a community should be planned from every aspect (such as social, infrastructure and overall well being), and not just with a focus on its house and land packages.