While Port Coogee meets the high sustainability standards set by the Western Australian Government and the City of Cockburn, Australand's approach to sustainability goes way beyond a tick-box exercise.
It's all about creating a community with a strong economic base, a focus on people and initiatives to protect our planet now and in the future.
EnviroDevelopment is a sustainability assessment that recognises a developments' outstanding sustainability outcomes, and awards certification in areas of excellence. Port Coogee is proud to have achieved 'leaves' for sustainability outcomes that are over and above statutory requirements in the areas of Community, Ecosystems and Water.
Key sustainability elements of the Port Coogee plan include:
- Attracting $1 billion worth of investment to the Cockburn region over the next 20 years - a significant boom to the local economy.
- Generating 1,200 jobs over the next 20 years - creating genuine opportunity for local people.
- Cleaning up a former industrial wasteland.
- Enhancing and protecting the coastline and local vegetation.
- Reducing energy consumption by 50 cent per household.
- Reducing potable water by 50 per cent per household.
- Alternate Water Supply Scheme (AWSS) providing free access to high quality non-potable water for garden irrigation.
- A pulsating Marina Village with public boating facilities, shops, entertainment areas, cafés and community services.
- Innovative urban design that encourages walking, cycling and public transport.
- Safe and easy access to public parks, jetties, fishing platforms, boardwalks and the waterfront.