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2007 Banksia Built Environment Award

   2007 Banksia Built Environment Award

National Lifestyle Villages, WA

Bridgewater Lifestyle Village (BWLV), a community of 390 homes near Mandurah, Western Australia, is a development by National Lifestyle Villages (NLV).NLV designs, builds, markets and manages communities for people who are ‘too young, too fit and too healthy for retirement’. Five villages are established in Western Australia, with another five underway.  Village ‘Lifestylers’ own their homes, but lease the land. As the sole and managing landowner, NLV provides integrated environmental management for entire communities.

BWLV is being developed to world’s best practice in environmental management, and includes many innovative features. NLV works closely with the Murdoch University’s Environmental Technology Centre to achieve this.  BWLV is the recipient of the Western Australian Premier’s Water Foundation, Strategic Waste Initiative Scheme grants, and is a Water Corporation Waterwise Display Village.  In November 2006, NLV was the Overall Winner of the Western Australian Environment Awards. In April 2007, the Bridgewater Lifestyle Village won the HIA GreenSmart Award for Development of the Year.

Finalists:

  • 500 Collins St
Kador Group, VIC
  • The Agonis at Gosnells, City of Gosnells Town Centre Revitalisation Scheme
Woodhead Pty Ltd, NSW
  • The Ecovillage at Currumbin-
Landmatters Pty Ltd, QLD
  • Water Corporation: Perth Seawater Desalination Plant, WA