GREEN THUMBS UP

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Hal­cyon has fur­ther boosted its green cre­den­tials, be­com­ing the first de­vel­oper in Queens­land to achieve full en­vi­ron­men­tal cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in four con­sec­u­tive devel­op­ments.

The over 50s re­tire­ment living de­vel­oper re­cently se­cured its fourth “six-leaf” cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia (UDIA) for its Hal­cyon Greens project on the Gold Coast.

It means the de­vel­op­ment was able to meet the re­quire­ments of all six cat­e­gories for En­vi­roDevel­op­ment cer­ti­fi­ca­tion – ecosys­tems, waste, en­ergy, materials, wa­ter and com­mu­nity. The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion comes af­ter three other Hal­cyon devel­op­ments – Hal­cyon Land­ing and Hal­cyon Lake­side at Bli Bli, and Hal­cyon Glades at Ca­bool­ture – were also granted the six-leaf ac­cred­i­ta­tion.

Hal­cyon joint man­ag­ing direc­tor Be­van Geiss­mann said the com­pany was de­lighted to re­ceive the six-leaf ac­cred­i­ta­tion.

“To re­ceive a fourth cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in four years shows that we’re com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing a qual­ity prod­uct and want to en­sure our com­mu­ni­ties leave a lighter foot­print,” Dr Geiss­mann said.

“In ad­di­tion to the pos­i­tive le­gacy, the mone­tary saving as­so­ci­ated with wa­ter and en­ergy ef­fi­ciency is of huge im­por­tance to Hal­cyon home­own­ers.”

Hal­cyon dwellings also achieved one of the three lev­els of the Liv­able Hous­ing De­sign Guide­lines, which helps fu­ture proof homes and pro­mote age­ing in place with fea­tures such as wider hall­ways and seam­less en­try points.

Lo­cated at Gains­bor­ough Greens, Pim­pama, Hal­cyon Greens is Aus­tralia’s first over 50s golf and res­i­den­tial com­mu­nity.

Home own­ers will be able to en­joy exclusive ac­cess to the Gains­bor­ough Greens Golf Club and Hal­cyon Greens’ 2.4ha Life­style and Recre­ational Precinct, which in­cludes a full suite of 5-Star re­sort-style fa­cil­i­ties and ameni­ties.

Homes start from $474,000.

Hal­cyon has se­cured its fourth “six-leaf” cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia (UDIA) for its Hal­cyon Greens project on the Gold Coast.

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