Alkimos Beach in Perth’s northern coastal corridor has been awarded Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating for a residential master-planned project from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
The first 240 hectares of the 710 hectare master-planned community is being developed by Lendlease and LandCorp. Upon completion, the first stage will deliver more than 2,000 homes for 6,000 residents.
Key sustainability innovations at Alkimos Beach currently include:
- Mandatory solar panels and gas boosted solar hot water systems as well as other energy-efficient appliances, supported by a financial incentive package from the Alkimos Beach development partners are expected to reduce home energy bills by up to 50%.
- Australia’s first community energy storage trial, that will see more than 100 homes in the Escarpment Village connected virtually to innovative solar energy storage as part of a development-wide initiative to reduce peak electricity demand.
- Smart water initiatives are planned throughout the site including stormwater retention, bore water irrigation and water efficient appliances in each home.
- A focus on community including a temporary community space, the Sprout Community Hub, located in the Escarpment Park at Alkimos Beach. Also, the developers have set up and contribute to a Seedling Fund to assist with the transfer of ownership of development activities to the community itself.
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