The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has awarded the highest level of certification under their EnviroDevelopment program to Mullum Creek Estate in Donvale, Victoria.
The residential development is set over 20 hectares with 56 home-sites ranging from 1,000 square metres to 3,000 square metres.
With 45 per cent of the land dedicated to remnant bushland and open space, Mullum Creek Estate has been designed to achieve a 7.5-star minimum energy rating.
Mullum Creek Estate was developed by Mullum Pty Ltd, a company established by the family who had lived on the land since 1958.
“This development in particular highlights the innovation and sustainability credentials of the Victorian development industry and the Mathews family are to be congratulated on achieving this,” said Tony De Domenico, Executive Officer of the UDIA.
EnviroDevelopment certification covers the broad spectrum of environment and sustainability issues. The elements are: ecosystems, water, energy, waste, materials and community.
Mullum Creek Esate is only the third development in Victoria to achieve all six elements.
, Mullum Pty Ltd spokesperson and part owner of the Mullum Creek estate said, “One of our aims when creating this project was to ensure we preserved much of the local ecosystem so we have worked hard to incorporate sustainable planning and design initiatives into every step of the development process".