Environment


EnvironmentWATER

We are proud to deliver Innovation through Demonstration projects which lead the way in providing the best sustainability outcomes for development in Western Australia.

We do this by demonstrating the feasibility of new and innovative techniques in urban and regional, residential and industrial developments, taking on any potential risks associated with the implementation of new technologies.

Our Urban Water Management Policy ensures our projects achieve better urban water management through the application of best practice integrated water system management practices and water sensitive urban design principles during all land development stages.

From the innovative development of community bores, stormwater recovery systems and rainwater harvesting systems to the implementation of design guidelines which mandate water efficient fixtures and appliances, we are striving to reduce mains water consumption at a range of our residential and industrial developments.

Some of our Innovation through Demonstration projects producing sustainability outcomes for water use include:


ENERGY

We deliver Innovation through Demonstration projects which lead the way in providing the best sustainability outcomes for development in Western Australia.

We do this by demonstrating the feasibility of new and innovative techniques in urban and regional, residential and industrial developments, taking on any potential risks associated with the implementation of new technologies.

From the use of energy efficient design and renewable energy to cutting edge research in the use of domestic battery storage technology, we aim to reduce grid energy consumption at our residential and industrial developments.

Some of our Innovation through Demonstration projects producing sustainability outcomes for energy use include:


WASTE

In line with our Innovation through Demonstration commitment to reducing our impact on natural resources, our waste management objectives are delivering results.
As part of our integrated approach to environmental sustainability and responsibility, we strive to maximise resource efficiency and reduce the impact of development on the natural environment. We are achieving this through the use of recycled materials in our projects and the selection of innovative materials designed to use less resources.

We also engage in innovative uses of technology to reduce our use of materials as can be seen in the Perry Lakes development. Here we undertook to limit the amount of material sent to landfill and to recycle and reuse materials on site.

Construction and Environment Management Plans are often required for projects that have the potential to cause significant environmental impacts. These plans often include objectives to manage waste in an environmentally acceptable way and to follow the waste management hierarchy of: avoid, reduce, and recycle before disposal as a last resort.
We will also work towards aligning with the Western Australian State Waste Strategy which outlines a target for construction and demolition waste recycling of 60 per cent by 2014-15 and 65 per cent by 2019-20.


BIODIVERSITY

The Landform and Biodiversity Retention Policy provides guidance to help optimise opportunities to retain natural land form and protect biodiversity in our land development projects, another example of our commitment to deliver Innovation through Demonstration projects.

As part of our integrated approach to environmental sustainability and responsibility, protecting and improving biodiversity is an important aspect of our projects. Biodiversity is highly valued by the wider community both in terms of species protection and the aesthetic aspects associated with green spaces. We seek to minimise impacts on biodiversity wherever possible and where impacts are unavoidable we provide offsets in accordance with State and Federal regulation.

We work to retain natural vegetation and habitat on all of our development sites in line with statutory approvals and the Landform and Biodiversity Policy.  

Sustainability and Innovation

New combined Annual and Sustainability Report for 2017-18 released.

Innovation Through Demonstration

Sustainable land and infrastructure development practices, cutting-edge technologies.