A former Wantirna school will soon have the future of local kids back in mind, with plans to bring bold new sustainability standards to the area
The Kingloch Parade, Wantirna, project by Oz Property Group will replace the former Wantirna Heights School with 51 townhouses and extensive native plants along a central green spine.
Castran Gilbert director Michael Lang said the project’s design met Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard Design Excellence standards and could shave an average $700 a year off residents’ energy bills.
Features include a 7-star average NatHERS energy-efficiency rating and a 1.5kW rooftop solar array that will provide about 20 per cent of a home’s electricity.
Infrastructure for electric vehicle charging is also set to be added, and a 2000L rainwater tank connected to toilets and landscaping.
They will also eschew gas connections in a design far beyond what is required by local planning.
“And we have most definitely had buyers looking at the sustainability and saying, ‘this is great’, and that it kind of feels like they are helping address climate issues,” Mr Lang said.
There will be 11 different home designs across the project, ranging from two to three-storeys tall.
Stone benchtops and timber floors will feature in all homes, plus there are options to include electric fireplaces, motorised blinds and hidden cisterns.
The project will officially be launched at 56 Kingloch Pde, Wantirna, from noon-4pm on November 13, with more than 80 buyers pre-registered for the launch.
Mr Lang said it was anticipated the homes would be in high demand.