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3 benefits of calling a 6-star community home

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Choosing the right place to build your home is extremely important. From accessibility, to convenience, to sustainability, there are a lot of factors to consider. For those who choose Harpley, a promising future awaits.

Awarded with a 6 Star Green Star community status by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Harpley is the first of its kind in Melbourne’s West and is committed to achieving sustainability. In order to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating, communities are assessed according to their planning, design, and construction. The rating includes five key categories, including governance, liveability, economic prosperity, environment, and innovation. 

So, what impact does Harpley’s green star rating have for residents?

Green and sustainable living
At Harpley, you’ll be able to enjoy a green initiative that will help you save on water usage. Recycled water pipes are laid throughout the neighbourhood, redirecting recycled water to homes for use in toilets, watering gardens, and laundry.  

This ensures the viability of water sources, especially in times of drought. 

Active lifestyles and Nature 
The Harpley community has a total of 100 hectares of open space, with a range of existing and proposed village parks and gardens, sports fields, and bike trails.  This means families will be spoilt for choice when it comes to keeping active and maintaining their health and wellness, all while enjoying nature. 

The cultural trail project is the start of our continued collaboration with the Wadawurrung, indigenous people of land in which the Harpley project resides. It means you can connect and learn about the land, culture and history - straight from the experts.

You’ll be able to explore the rehabilitated conservation area that will stretch across the project. Take a look for yourself and you’ll see some beautiful protected Red River Gums sprouting at “Black swamp”. 

Social Sustainability 
Harpley is focused on community growth! Our annual community grants program provides funding opportunities for local Harpley residents, encouraging the formation of new community groups that service the wider area.  We also host Meet your Neighbour events, yoga sessions in the park and Christmas twilight markets. Whether it’s a thriving community or solitude in nature that you’re seeking, Harpley has a place for everyone to feel at home. 

Convenience and connectivity 
Harpley’s proposed waterfront town centre means everything you need will be easily accessible, from supermarkets and specialty shops to childcare and health services. Since most amenities are within easy access and built to lessen the impacts on the environment, it will help reduce the ecological footprint, while enabling you to enjoy a connected and convenient lifestyle. 

Harpley provides Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) to all homes, in partnership with OptiComm. This is to ensure that all homes and families have the infrastructure to succeed now and into the future