It’s easy being green for this Ipswich housing estate

A major housing development in Ipswich has won recognition for its green credentials.

Lendlease’s Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Communities v1.1 certified rating, representing Australian excellence in sustainable precincts from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

The development was assessed for its sustainability performance across five areas – governance, liveability, economic prosperity, environment and innovation.

High scoring initiatives included dedicating land for community facilities, maintaining and improving the ecological value of the surrounding conservation area and safety around construction sites.

Lendlease Communities managing director Matthew Wallace said the business was proud of the benchmark it had set.

“The vision for Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain is to create a community where residents have great access to great facilities right on their doorstep,” he said.

“As a result, Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain will be a connected, village-like atmosphere that supports social interaction, sport and recreation, retail, education and business.

“Our success lies in the enjoyment experienced by residents, visitors and workers in the communities we create and the ability to establish a community that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable for generations to come.”

Green Building Council of Australia chief executive officer Romily Madew praised Lendlease for its commitment to sustainability.

“Their innovative approach to engaging the community on the important issue of safety around construction sites is to be particularly commended,” Ms Madew said.

“The idea of partnering with local school students to produce artwork that reinforces the safety message and affixing it to construction fencing is a terrific example of fresh thinking that can deliver highly effective results.

“Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain shows how a commitment to sustainability strengthens communities and enhances environmental outcomes.”

General manager sustainability Lendlease Andrew Cole, senior manager market engagement (GBCA) Nick Allsop, sustainability manager Lendlease Karen Greaves, CEO Green Building Council Australia Romily Madew and community partnership manager Lendlease Dean Patterson.

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