Caring for the environment
One of the most attractive aspects of living at The Green, the Fairway Village at Lakelands Country Club (LCC) is the beauty of its natural setting adjacent to the golf course and nestling next to parklands and bush that provide a ‘rustic’ feel. Protecting the valuable environment, was a priority for the LCC and Fairway Villages.
An Environmental Assessment Report was completed. It provided a basis for planning that protected, preserved and enhanced the natural beauty of the site with better buffer and management programmes for sensitive areas. Special attention has been paid to the parklands which had suffered because weed management had been neglected in areas that had degraded.
Then, the need for design excellence was highlighted to separate the parklands from the village. Residents requirements and preferences had to be married to the requirements of the Department of Parks and Wildlife to ensure the parklands in particular do not deteriorate further.
Ownership of the parklands will remain with the LCC and management responsibilities for the buffer interface will be incorporated into the ongoing costs identified within the Strata Management Statement.