We are a true pioneer of sustainable and environmentally sound development and are an accredited Greensmart Developer.
In Victoria our Sanctuary Lakes Resort and Sandhurst Club projects are evidence and testimony to our environmental achievements. At Sanctuary Lakes about half of the initial site that was gifted to the State Government now forms a nature sanctuary managed by Parks Victoria and protected under the international RAMSAR Treaty. LinksLiving not only totally restored the balance of this degraded site and built a 60 hectare inland lake, but were also able to sensitively integrate new residences into this environment whilst protecting the wetlands and migratory bird sanctuary adjacent.
At Sandhurst Club a polluted rural drain and degraded farmland was restored to a series of waterways and two integrated championship golf courses. 400 year-old river gum trees have been protected, wetlands with native species have been reintroduced, and abundant birdlife is returning.
We are the first developer in Victoria to introduce the use of ‘A’ class recycled water for residential purposes (in toilets and on gardens) in addition to its use on all parks and gardens and the golf courses. The Victorian Government has recognised the long-term benefits of water conservation and is promoting Sandhurst Club as a model of what can be achieved.
Sanctuary Lakes Resort has received several environmental awards including:
- 2003 UDIA (Victoria) Environmental Excellence
- 2004 UDIA (Australia) National Environmental Excellence
- 2004 HIA National Greensmart Development of the Year
Sandhurst Club has also been awarded for its environmental innovation:
- 2005 UDIA (Victoria) Water Sensitive Urban Design.
- 2005 UDIA (Victoria) Environmental Excellence.
- 2008 UDIA (Victoria) Environmental Excellence
- 2008 UDIA (Victoria) Landscape Award