GREEN THUMBS UP
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.