Frasers Property’s new Melbourne suburb project has been given a 6 star green rating for its commitment to sustainable and environmentally focused development.
Mambourin, the 110 hectare mixed use community being developed in Melbourne’s West, will house 3500 residents.
The project was commended for its uses of geothermal technology, renewable energy and participation in Resilient Melbourne’s ‘Resilient Communities’ program.
It aims to help cities become more resilient to shocks such as fire and floods, as well as everyday stresses including unemployment, inefficient transport and lack of access to essential community services.
Mambourin is one of three communities to have been given the recognition from the Green Building Council of Australia.
Stage 1 has begun construction and features a 5.4 hectare wetland and park with plans for a play area, fitness nodes, walking and cycling paths, shelters and barbecues.
To be delivered in two stages, plans for the Mambourin town centre include approximately 25,000 sqm of retail floor space with a full-line supermarket, over 70 specialty retail stores and a dining and entertainment precinct.
A school, ‘Residents Club’ high-end leisure centre, local business district, parks and a train station are also part of the masterplan, which is expected to be completed by approximately 2036.
“Mambourin is a unique development that elevates our customers’ expectations of what a new community should offer,” Sarah Bloom, General Manager – Residential Victoria, Frasers Property Australia says.
“The high level of amenity on offer will provide residents with all the convenience of city-living, without the price tag, in a socially and environmentally sustainable place.
“Our vision for Mambourin is for the community to thrive well into the future.”
Davina Rooney, CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia said the blueprints of Mambourin show a sustainable community planned for the future with facilities that will reduce the overall carbon footprint.
“Sustainability is not just about the environment; it’s about providing people with more opportunity to choose to live healthy and well-connected lives,” she said.
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