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Green Smart Magazine : GreenSmart 2010
and an overall density of 25 dwellings per hectare excluding parklands. 'All homes are 7.5-star, have photovoltaic (PV) cells, gas-boosted solar hot water, electricity demand management and the highest available, at the time, energy-efficient appliances, fixtures and airconditioning,' LMC's chief executive Wayne Gibbings says. Ten of Lochiel Park's 15 hectares are natural environment, including a new urban forest and two major wetland systems. Both make a significant contribution to biodiversity enhancement and further offset the already reduced greenhouse gas emissions from the residential green village. The development now offers 3500 new native plants and 160,000 native under-storey plants, which incorporates, and is protected as, the Lochiel Park Parklands. Some of the existing heritage was retained, such as the majestic river red gums upon entry, while the urban forest includes new play spaces and public art in the form of sculpture and landforms to recognise and acknowledge the local Kaurna community. Green living is par for the course at South Australia's Lochiel Park. > village green THE HOUSES PROMOTE RECYCLING . . . EACH FITTED WITH WASTE RECEPTACLES FOR GENERAL WASTE, RECYCLING WASTE AND COMPOST WASTE story > Annie Reid Spread over 15 hectares and well located just eight kilometres from the central Adelaide business district, the inner urban Green Village incorporates an urban forest, wetlands, community gardens and web portal, plus a commitment to a green and comfortable life for its residents. In doing so, the developer -- the South Australian government's Land Management Corporation (LMC) -- engaged the best advisers and consultants throughout the design, construction and roll-out, including builders Rossdale Homes and Charterhouse by Hickinbotham, Energy Architecture, town planner Jensen Planning + Design, and advisers from the local aboriginal traditional landowners, the Kaurna community. The house allotments cover 4.25 hectares of the development, and are designed carefully to maximise street layouts and orientation, with a range of dwelling types, smart bits Products used in this development include: > BSMART Australia bricks and pavers > T5 Greenstreet street lighting by Pierlite > BP Solar and Chromagen PV solar cells > CDS gross pollutant trap > EcoVision system > Bokashi composting. greensmart 2010 25