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.
Ginninderry’s landscape architects, Cia Landscapes and Colour, and Group GSA have taken our research on mature trees and designed new open spaces for the public and our ecosystems.
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.
Ginninderry’s multi-purpose community centre, The Link, officially opened today ahead of what promises to be a weekend full of activity to support the first sales release.
Since work first began in 2009, Ginninderry has been planned as a sustainable community. Together with new residents of Ginninderry, we will work to create a community that showcases the world’s best practice in nature conservation, urban design, construction and long-term liveability.
The residential energy market is in a state of change. Advances in energy efficient appliances, falling battery storage prices and continued uptake of solar PV are providing householders with more control over the systems that they install and their ongoing cost of energy.
The Ginninderry project will create a 596 hectare conservation corridor along the Murrumbidgee River and Ginninderra Creek. In addition to its role in protecting important endangered species and ecological communities, the corridor will be a great asset for nature based recreation for the Belconnen community; it will cross the border and include land in both the ACT and NSW.
I recently came across an article featured on ABC News online, where visual artist Calista Lyons, now based in the US, returned to her hometown of Tallangatta Valley.
As an architect, the hardest stage is the translation of the design into built form. Although it is the main outcome, this is where the design and vision can sometimes get lost through miscommunication or cost reduction measures such as value management.
The Ginninderry project team is exploring exciting new uses for the open space in and around the ACT’s former landfill site located in West Belconnen. The ultimate vision for the old landfill site is to turn it in to a sustainability precinct.