On Sunday 17 September 2017, The Link building held tours, talks and a cooking demonstration for the public to celebrate Sustainable House Day. Established in 2001, Sustainable House Day is a national event that allows the public to see and learn from the best environmental homes in Australia.
The latest buzz word to hit the housing market is around ‘intergenerational living’. The aptly named term describes a growing trend amongst families the world over to shy away from buying a traditional family home, in preference for something a little more enduring – something that will stand the test of time from a practical perspective, when and if their children flee the nest – that’s right, ‘if’.
Sustainability means a lot of different things to a lot of people. To me, a sustainable community is one which has been planned and built with a focus on connectedness, consideration for the environment and custodianship.
Head contractor of Ginninderry’s multi-purpose community facility, The Link, and local construction company Manteena have thrown their support behind the technologically savvy construction site management platform, SignOnSite, demonstrating their commitment to ensuring the highest standards of construction site safety are maintained on the project at all times.
Ginninderry is to be the new home of an Australian-first initiative called the EcoriumXChange, which will examine the human place in nature and encourage understanding of the interdependence of healthy human societies on healthy ecosystems.
Offering a diverse range of innovative housing options and adopting best practice design principles at Ginninderry, is central to the project’s vision and the team responsible for bringing this community to life.
At the very core of the Ginninderry project has been a radically different approach to community consultation. The method, based on a genuine respect for the community and natural environment, has made an absolute virtue of transparency and engagement with the community, complemented by a strong desire to eliminate the traditional ‘them vs us’ approach to consultation.