The Ponds showcases our approach to environmental sustainability. After more than 150 years of agricultural use and clearing, our planting strategy has revived bushland and treated salinity through a partnership between Greening Australia and Australand to provide practical training for young people.
The masterplan created green connections to the waterway edges and ecological zones with parks and pathways to connect The Ponds to adjoining suburbs. Water sensitive urban design has been implemented to manage water quality and flow, enhance water conservation and minimise pollution.
The Ponds was the first greenfield project in the Blacktown Solar Cities Program and new homes are subject to energy efficient requirements including recycled water for toilets and gardens, and solar panels and gas-boosted solar hot water systems. The sustainability guide we developed is an educational tool to encourage sustainable practices.