Edgewater Shores is evolving into a beacon for sustainability with its achievement of a 6-leaf national EnviroDevelopment certification for residential subdivisions. This 6-leaf certification represents the highest achievement from EnviroDevelopment and covers six areas of excellence, including: ecosystems, energy, water, waste, materials and the community.
Edgewater Shores is the first residential subdivision in the NSW MidCoast Council area to achieve the EnviroDevelpment certification and ideally it will pave the way for future residential developments to aspire to greater sustainability.
The Edgewater Shores community will offer a premium living environment nestled next to Diamond Beach and Hallidays Point villages. The lots on the development have been orientated to maximise solar access to homes whilst creating views from elevated blocks across the Pacific Ocean. The proximity of the development along the ocean front of Diamond Beach provides a rare opportunity for coastal living. The opportunity for the development to couple its beautiful surrounds with sustainable living is something residents will enjoy for years to come.
Sam Coco, Edgewater Shore’s development director said “Edgewater Shores has undertaken several initiatives to achieve the EnviroDevelopment certification. For example, around 10% of the site will become a dedicated conservation area where existing vegetation will be regenerated with over 4000 native species across a 3-year program. Stormwater runoff has been carefully considered for the project with numerous retention and bio-retention basins being installed to ensure stormwater runoff does not pollute or erode the adjacent beach. Where possible recycled materials, such as road base, have been used in the construction of the development.”
The Edgewater Shores design guidelines have been carefully developed with the local environment in mind. The guidelines include detailed information for residents about best practice when it comes to sustainable living. Edgewater Shores is also offering a small incentive to residents to assist them achieve their sustainability goals.
Mr Coco said, “once people come and visit Edgewater Shores and spend some time within Diamond Beach, they realise how special the area is. With expansive beaches, local clubs, horse riding, whale watching and fishing, there is always something active to do. We are 20 minutes from the major towns of Forster and Taree and only 3.5 hours north of Sydney.”
Sarah Macoun, Chair of the EnviroDevelopment Board of Management commended Edgewater Shores for achieving the 6-leaf certification. “Edgewater Shores is the first development to be certified under EnviroDevelopment in the Mid-Coast Council. It’s a testament to Edgewater Shores commitment to providing sustainable housing in mid-coast NSW.”
The natural and manmade attributes of Edgewater Shores really do make this development shine. Mr Coco said, “the proximity to the beach and national parks, the significant flora, fauna and archaeological studies carried out for the project and the input from the local community have all combined to present a project with the potential to set the benchmark in sustainable living within the NSW MidCoast region.”
For more information on EnviroDevelopment, visit: http://www.envirodevelopment.com.au/