Zero Carbon Precinct at Norwest

The first stage of a zero carbon retail and residential precinct to be built by Norwest developer Mulpha is set to go on sale soon.

Each apartment in Norwest Quarter, off Solent Circuit, will consume two thirds less energy than a typical code compliant apartment and will underpin residents’ aspirations for zero-carbon living at up to 25 percent less cost.

The first stage of the $1billion master planned community will include two residential apartment buildings spanning a 9,450 sqm master planned landscaped site and will provide196 apartment homes, as well as convenient retail and commercial space including a full-floor commercial gym, fresh food grocer, medical services, and restaurants.

The 115-apartment Banksia building designed by Bates Smart will be launched offthe- plan on March 5th, and the 81-apartment Lacebark building by Smart Design Studio will be launched a month later. Every Norwest Quarter building will feature rooftop solar panels, electric vehicle charging with fast chargers, and highperformance, centralized air-conditioning.

Apartments will have high efficiency lighting and appliances, induction cooktops, and electric hot water. Smart passive design initiatives include high performance glazing and insulation, use of light-coloured materials, building orientation and facades that invite winter sun to penetrate whilst blocking summer sun.

Mulpha Head of Developments, Tim Spencer, said as well as making a real contribution towards mitigating the effects of climate change and decreasing the urban heat environment at Norwest, this precinct targeting zero carbon will lower energy bills while increasing well being through healthier buildings, better air quality and greater access to nature.

“Our goal in developing Norwest Quarter has been to truly deliver a zero carbon precinct, renewably powered with a low environmental impact,” he said. “I believe people will choose to live here for the opportunity to be part of a community, aiming for a better future, with 100 percent electric, no gas, reduced waste, and efficient use of resources including perhaps the most precious of all, clean water.”

There will be rainwater harvesting and water recycling, on-site organic waste separation and treatment, worm farms and composting, a share and repair centre and community upcycling market days.

Other sustainable community initiatives will include car sharing, communal electric BBQs, lobby book libraries, communal gardens, and productive beehives for enhanced pollination.

When complete, the Norwest Quarter masterplan will transform over 3.8 hectares of greenfield land into a vibrant village centre for over 2,000 residents, with 70 percent of the site used for landscaping. There will be nine residential towers containing 864 apartments, with 6,000m 2 of space provided for cafes, restaurants, neighbourhood shops and childcare facilities.

For further details and sales information on Norwest Quarter, contact the sales team on 1300 103 580 or visit the Mulpha Sales Experience Centre at 36 Solent Circuit, Norwest.

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