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Artists render of the Aureus development.
  • Aureus is located just south of Byron Bay
  • The development is has the full six-leaf EnviroDevelopment certification
  • Sustainability of the project will be achieved through the commitments made as part of the certification program

The stunning Aureus development by Intrapac Property is a little piece of sustainable heaven adorning the east coast of Australia.

This brilliant little coastal gem is located along a stretch of coastline that is renowned for its breathtaking natural views just south of Byron Bay and Lennox Head, according to Intrapac Property Chief Executive Officer Maxwell Shifman.

Not only does Aureus provide an impeccable location but it also boasts the full six-leaf certification from EnviroDevelopment, receiving recognition for its achievements in Community, Water, Energy, Materials, Ecosystems and Waste.

Mr Shifman said the decision to certify this development under EnviroDevelopment was part of Intrapac’s ongoing commitment to sustainable outcomes.

“All of Intrapac’s current Queensland and New South Wales projects are certified under the UDIA EnviroDevelopment program, with many of our Victorian projects also certified,” he said.

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The stunning Aureus development by Intrapac Property is a little piece of sustainable heaven adorning the east coast of Australia.

Mr Shifman added that the EnviroDevelopment program has had a positive impact on the planning and execution of Aureus with any direct impacts all managed through the planning phase with the resident consultant team.

“Relevant items are then incorporated into the Aureus Architectural Standards & reviewed by the Aureus Design Assessment Panel (DAP) during the covenant approval process,” Mr Shifman said.

In highlighting the areas that allow Aureus to stand out as a sustainable development into the future, Mr Shifman pointed to the requirements incorporated into the upfront planning and ‘Architectural Standards’, also referred to as the project’s Covenants.

He said Intrapac mandate key aspects in the covenants that are assessed and approved by the DAP to ensure compliance. An example of this can be seen through the maximum Solar Absorbance values for roofs to ensure energy-efficient outcomes and minimum eaves depths.

Set to deliver a mix of residential land lots, medium density townhomes and a commercial precinct, Aureus is nearing the end of Stage 1 with Stage 1E set to commence construction and construction well underway in Stages 1A to 1D and some housing already completed in stages 1A and 1B.

“The Neighbourhood park is nearing completion and the central park (Village Green) is currently under construction,” Mr Shifman said. “The planning of the commercial precinct is being finalised to allow development approval and delivery to take place.

“The commercial precinct is proposed to offer a boutique supermarket, cafés/restaurants and specialty retailers to provide a convenient amenity for the Aureus Community. Whether this is shopping for dinner, picking up essential items or enjoying their morning coffee or a meal with family and friends.”

Once fully complete Aureus will deliver numerous public reserves that offer large open spaces, play equipment, shade structures, BBQ areas and other park furniture to relax in and enjoy the exquisite coastal surrounds.

These reserves have been designed to provide opportunities for passive recreation and allow the perfect spot to host community events such as Christmas carols, live music, picnics and resident get togethers whilst fostering a sense of belonging and community.

In addition to the public reserves, the extensive internal footpath/cycle network will connect to the regional network, which in turn will assist with encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle.

Mr Shifman said the sustainability of the project will be achieved through the commitments made by Intrapac as part of the EnviroDevelopment certification program.

“Intrapac believes the EnviroDevelopment program encourages sustainability through the EnviroDevelopment criteria committed to by the developer,” he said. “This is rewarded through the UDIA EnviroDevelopment certification that can be used as a marketing tool with the general public. This benefits the end user through our covenants that enforce certain requirements that result in more sustainable outcomes and a strong sense of purchaser satisfaction.

“The UDIA EnviroDevelopment Program is a great way to engage developers and homeowners with sustainable outcomes.”


This story was originally published in The Urbanist magazine, an official publication of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA). It has been edited for republication by The Property Tribune. 

The Property Tribune thanks the UDIA WA for the opportunity to republish the work, and share thought leadership in relation to urban development and community creation with our readers.

Read the original copy of The Urbanist by heading to UDIA WA’s website under the News tab.

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