December 12, 2017
The sought-after Harvest development by AVID Property Group has achieved a four ‘leaf’ national EnviroDevelopment certification in masterplanned communities from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).
A significant achievement for the emerging Chisholm community, Harvest has achieved accreditation across four ‘leaves’, which recognises outstanding design and planning across the elements of ecosystems, waste, materials and community.
AVID CEO Cameron Holt said AVID was delighted to receive recognition for Harvest’s sustainable and environmental design.
“We are proud Harvest has achieved EnviroDevelopment certification across four ‘leaves’ as it highlights our approach to delivering a masterplanned community that incorporates best practice environmental and sustainability measures,” Mr Holt said.
“With the recent acquisition of Waterford County next door to our Harvest development, we will be looking at how we can expand our sustainable initiatives.
“At AVID, our focus has been to not only create engaging communities where people feel connected, but to ensure our developments are showcasing best-practice planning and design to maximise sustainability.
“Chisholm is known for its rural landscapes and our vision was to create a connected community that harnesses those attributes.
“Current and future residents at Harvest benefit from the establishment of riparian corridors and tree planting and extensive water sensitive urban design initiatives that improve the quality of storm water leaving the estate.
“Nationally, AVID is setting new property industry benchmarks, becoming the first private developer in Australia to achieve EnviroDevelopment certifications across all of its live projects.”
UDIA Queensland CEO Marina Vit congratulated AVID on receiving EnviroDevelopment certification for Harvest.
“It is a significant achievement for a project to achieve four elements and is a great example of developers and industry working together to create a sustainable community,” Ms Vit said.
“Sustainable planning across ecosystems, waste, materials and community not only benefits the environment in the long term, but it benefits the current and future residents as well.”
For more information on the UDIA’s EnviroDevelopment certification, visit www.envirodevelopment.com.au.