DHA’s Liv Apartments is WA’s largest one planet living development
Defence Housing Australia’s landmark new development in Fremantle has received national recognition for its commitment to environmental, financial and lifestyle sustainability. Liv Apartments has been named by Bioregional’s One Planet Living as only the third community in Western Australia and the seventh Australia-wide to receive this prestigious recognition.
Ms Suzette Jackson, Executive Director Bioregional Australia Foundation, said DHA demonstrated a ‘clear commitment’ at Liv Apartments to reduce emissions and create a sustainable lifestyle for its residents and tenants.
Ms Jackson said Liv would be the largest single development recognised as a One Planet Community in Western Australia.
‘Liv Apartments is showing national leadership with a development that has been designed to create a community with a diverse range of healthy and sustainable living options within the existing Fremantle suburban area,’ Ms Jackson said. ‘Defence Housing Australia is to be congratulated for its commitment to environmental and financial sustainability at Liv.
‘Clearly, DHA is determined to improve the health and wellbeing of the Australian Defence Force personnel, general residents and the Fremantle community.’
Fremantle Council Mayor Brad Pettitt also welcomed the announcement. The Fremantle Council is very proud to have Liv accredited as a One Planet Community,’ Mayor Pettitt said. ‘It is great to see developments like this that are not only of a high quality but are sustainable and designed for the 21st century.
‘Liv will be the largest single development accredited as a One Planet Community in WA and we are proud to have this in Fremantle – a community that prides itself on environmental leadership.’
Mr Cade Taylor, Senior Development Manager at DHA, said all residential units at Liv Apartments will feature environmental energy and water saving initiatives intended to reduce household bills and energy consumption. These include solar PV panels, a high specification glazing system utilised throughout the development, edible gardens, landscape irrigation, a waste reduction strategy, energy saving ceiling fans and public plaza space with lawn and gardens.
‘These initiatives are expected to reduce household bills and energy consumption at Liv,’ Mr Taylor said.
‘All of us at DHA are delighted our efforts have been recognised through this important and prestigious award. It really puts Liv Apartments on the map as a genuinely unique and sustainable place to live that will be a vital addition to the vibrant Fremantle precinct.’
Liv is a multi-storey development consisting of two towers featuring 166 apartments, landscaped courtyard, public open space, rooftop communal space and ground floor retail and commercial facilities.
Bioregional’s One Planet Framework is used in projects all over the world to promote healthy and happy communities while respecting the planet’s natural limits.