Modern and Sustainable
Yarrabilba is a progressive, modern township integrating sustainable and smart innovation alongside considered creation of the physical environment to create a community which embraces the natural beauty for generations to come.
“We are working towards new sustainability goals to mitigate the impact of climate change. Our aim is to be a leader in driving industry transformation
by delivering inclusive, healthy and adaptable places that can thrive through change”
Tony Lombardo (Lendlease Group CEO)
Introducing a Circular Economy
Communities are starting to understand the need to move to a circular economy. At Yarrabilba, this means reducing waste, recycling more products, reliance on cleaner power and regenerating our environment. We first launched our Circular Economy Strategy in 2019 and have been recognised as an industry leader within master planned communities. We have embarked on a series of initiatives with contractors, builders, and the community to help turn waste into future resources creating a new era in sustainable living.
Planted 40,000 Pongomia trees onsite which are a biodiesel crop and will offset the diesel required to construct Yarrabilba by more than 2.5 times
First master-planned community to provide a fast electric vehicle charging station – offered to residents and visitors for free!
Partnering with local schools to deliver sustainability education programs, teaching kids about the circular food economy linking food, waste, composting and growing
First electric bus in Queensland which is now part of Yarrabilba’s public transport network
Collecting seeds and growing plants that are native to Yarrabilba and replanting them in our open spaces to enhance the biodiversity of the site
Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels by phasing out gas connections to residential precincts
Reuse resources onsite (for example soil, rocks and water) during the construction of Yarrabilba to minimise our environmental impact
Awarded a 6-Star Green Star Communities rating in 2017, which is world’s best practice in sustainable development
If you are interested in finding out what you can do to build a more efficient and sustainable home, our Building Smart guide outlines six smart ideas.
Approved Fauna Corridor Management Plans
These management plans have been approved by the Australian Government Department of the Environment in compliance with the conditions of approval for the Yarrabilba development under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, Approval Ref: EPBC 2013/6791.
For more information:
Year 1 - Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Approval Status Report documents
Year 2 - Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Approval Status Report documents
Year 3 - Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Approval Status Report documents