By Kris Nolan | 4 Aug 2016

Rosehill Waters has become the first private development in Western Australia to be awarded a six-leaf accreditation under Urban Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) EnviroDevelopment system.

The six-leaf accreditation is the highest possible sustainability rating. It recognises Rosehill Waters for excelling in all six of EnviroDevelopment’s sustainability criteria: ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community.

Working with client Noahs Rosehill Waters, Urbis’ Perth team has drawn upon its multi-disciplinary expertise to lead the planning, urban design and landscape elements of this 49-hectare residential development in South Guildford, Perth.

In particular, the integrated team has used its expertise and experience in design to develop site responsive plans which allow for optimal solar orientation and retention of natural topography and mature trees – all reducing energy consumption and associated costs. Rosehill Waters’ design also promotes recyclable material wherever possible.

Urbis’ landscape architectural experts worked to ensure the delivery of a water-wise, ecologically sensitive landscape design that encapsulated the essence of the Green Leaf approach and environmentally conscious design.    

Kris Nolan, Director, Urbis said: “We’d like to extend our congratulations to Noahs Rosehill Waters creating a distinctive new infill community at South Guildford – being awarded one leaf alone is a fantastic achievement, so to receive all six is outstanding.”

Rosehill Waters is being developed on a former golf course, and will take advantage of the site’s lines of mature trees, a number of its existing character buildings and gardens, and its undulating landscape on the Helena River. It will accommodate 625+ dwellings and a future community/neighbourhood centre.

EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically-based branding system designed to make it easier for purchasers to recognise and select more environmentally sustainable homes and lifestyles.