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LIVE PROUD MAGAZINE SUMMER EDITION

The Aussie backyard

The great inward migration & the new shift to shared backyards

The new move to make buildings green The future is now

Architecture that makes us happy Inside the mind of a master community planner Plus

Alfresco summer essentials & a white Christmas escape


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3  Market insight 4 – 7  Live proud - Bringing our belief to life Property 8 – 9  The Aussie backyard - like never before 10 – 13  The new frontier of apartment living Lifestyle 14 – 17

All you have to do is move

18 – 19 Escape to a white Christmas 20 – 21 Alfresco essentials for this summer 22 – 23  Living proud at Life, Point Cook Community 25  How to choose the right community for you 26 – 28  Discover Sydney’s hidden gem 29  Community events 30 – 32  Inside the mind of a master community planner Sustainability 33 – 35 Architecture that makes us happy 36 – 37  The new move to make buildings green News 38 – 39 2018: A year of milestones

Cover image Danielle & Ava, Life, Point Cook, VIC

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4–7 Live proud - Bringing our belief to life

8–9 The Aussie backyard - like never before 10 – 13 The new frontier of apartment living

14 – 17 All you have to do is move

26 – 28 Discover Sydney’s hidden gem

33 – 35 Architecture that makes us happy

Please note that while reasonable care is taken to ensure the contents of this magazine is correct, all information is to be used as a guide only. Images are conceptual only. Purchasers must rely on their own enquiries and the contract for sale.

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A few proud words

You probably saw in the news recently that Australia’s population is now more than 25 million. Every 83 seconds another new Australian calls this magnificent country home, making our growth rate well above the global average. While Australia’s surging population growth helps underpin a robust property market, it also means that we have to plan carefully how we house everyone. The hard fact is that the quarter acre block in a capital city is no longer a practical or affordable option for most people. That’s why, at Frasers Property Australia, we’re focused on creating homes and communities that cater for a broad range of people - from first home buyers, to expanding families, to downsizers - with the highest levels of liveability and amenity. In practical terms this means designing and delivering quality housing options, shared open spaces and parks, town centres, community spaces and transport links. In short, places that work for the people that live there. Places they can be proud of calling home. All of the above needs careful planning and coordination with local, state, and federal authorities so that critical infrastructure is 4

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AFTER 94 YEARS OF CREATING HOMES FOR AUSTRALIANS, WE LOVE TO SEE THE EXCITEMENT AND ANTICIPATION THAT COMES FROM BUYING PROPERTY AND FULFILLING A HARD-WORKEDFOR DREAM.

delivered to meet the needs of our city’s growing populations. This coordination can be complex but its success means that people can set down roots in healthy, happy communities. This, in a nutshell, drives everything we do. Even after 94 years of creating homes for Australians, we love to see the excitement and anticipation that comes from buying property and fulfilling a hard-worked-for dream. That’s why we say: live proud. You’ve earned it. Anthony Boyd Executive General Manager – Residential, Frasers Property Australia

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B R I N G I N G B E L I E F

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Words: Natasha Roberton

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In Spring 2018, the new Frasers Property Live proud campaign hit TV, cinema screens, billboards and websites across the country. Highlighting those quiet moments of achievement that homebuyers experience when the dream they’ve worked towards finally becomes reality, Live proud tells the human stories behind the property journey.

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e asked Anthony Boyd, Executive General Manager of Frasers Property’s Residential group, and Emily Wood, General Manager of National Marketing, how the campaign came about and what Live proud means to them personally:

 mily Wood, General E Manager – National Marketing  nthony Boyd, A Executive General Manager – Residential

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So, where did the idea for Live proud come from? Emily: Live proud is the culmination of a lot of work over the last few years as we aligned the Frasers Property business as closely as possible to the needs of our customers. This started with really understanding what it is that drives and motivates them. Essentially, it all boils down to feeling confident and proud that the decisions you’ve made and the hard work you’ve put into life is paying off.

IT’S LED US TO REDEFINE THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT DESIGN QUALITY, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND THE WELLBEING OF OUR CUSTOMERS.

Anthony: Creating communities and homes that allow people to build a life they can be proud of is a huge responsibility for all of us here at Frasers Property, and also Anthony: Buying a home is the a great opportunity we don’t take biggest purchase decision most people make in their lives, and it’s for granted. It’s led us to redefine the way we think about design a decision you live with for years. quality, community development Even with all the pressures and stresses of everyday life, work, and and the wellbeing of our customers. paying a mortgage, you want to feel I strongly believe that every when you drive home at night, the person in our business has the decision you’ve made has been the ability to influence our customers’ experience and my role is to remind right one. them that they have the autonomy In what way does the Live and authority to design and proud ethos motivate what build better houses, apartments, communities and experiences for you do in your roles? our customers. Live proud | Summer Edition

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ARTIST’S IMPRESSION

Tailor’s Walk, Botany, NSW

Emily: I feel lucky and privileged that I work in a role where each day I’m helping to shape the way people will live. My role is to champion the voice of our customer and ensure we’re delivering elements that are important and meaningful to them. Personally I find this very motivating and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a new project come to life and watching customers put down roots and celebrate their new home.

 he Jacquin Family, Berwick Waters, T Clyde North, VIC

for local organisations that are important to the community.

Emily: Gardner Joe is probably one of my favourites. Joe and his family moved into Baldivis Grove in 2016. He enquired about a potential area that he could use to cultivate a vegetable garden and while there was no space free at the time, the team kept an eye open. When something became available they jumped at it, helped to fence the site, serviced it with Can you give us an example irrigation and decked it out with a sea container. Today Joe and the of residents ‘living proud’ community have a 450m2 site in a on Frasers Property prime location at the estate entry. projects? What does this The best part is it’s now a thriving little community group that’s even actually look like in an been incorporated the ‘Baldivis everyday sense? Community Garden Group’. Anthony: There are so many examples in the communities we Why is recognising people’s build, from the friendships formed sense of achievement among neighbours through our in owning a property so Live Life Get Active classes, to the important these days? pride people experience sharing the produce they’ve grown in one Emily: Buying a property is one of the community gardens, to the of the biggest moments and fundraisers that residents put on milestones in a person’s life and 10

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 anielle and Ava D from Life, Point Cook, VIC

it’s not easy! So we think it’s important to acknowledge that as often it comes with a great deal of hard work and sacrifice. There will always be rational factors that are important when buying a property - price, location, inclusions - but that sense of achievement and pride and knowing you’ve done ok... that’s what we believe deserves celebration. Anthony: We’re talking about one of the most emotional and lifechanging decisions people can make. It can be challenging and difficult and it represents a huge amount of hard work, dedication and sacrifice. But more often than not, it’s hugely rewarding. At Frasers, we think that the place people choose to call home actually says a lot about who they are and what they’ve achieved in life. We believe our success as a business will be defined by our customers experiencing pride in their home and their community, knowing that their decision has allowed them to provide a better life for the people they love. Live proud | Summer Edition

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Words: Natasha Roberton

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n the prosperous decades following the Second World War, a Great Australian Dream took hold in the nation’s collective consciousness. It meant a home of your own on a quarter acre block and a brand new car in the driveway. The dream became a reality for millions of Australians as capital cities across the country swelled with new people and the homes they built to live in. But it wasn’t all good news. Large homes on large blocks meant constant outward pressure on the urban fringe, pushing Australia’s cities to become among the largest and least densely settled in the world. The twin penalties of rising infrastructure costs and skyrocketing land prices dramatically reshaped the housing market, ushering in an era of smarter, denser, less car-dependant developments with better access to local services and shared public spaces. Like all things in life, the Great Australian Dream has evolved. Today, the dream is less about the big house and the quarter acre block and more about the culture, lifestyle, and strong sense of community that comes with living in social urban villages. Barrie Seppings, Director of Creative Strategy at real estate branding agency WordSearch Australia, says that this evolution is long Live proud | Summer Edition

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past due and for too long Australians have been overcapitalising in underperforming homes. “Media reports are rife with stories of generations of people who’ll never own a home. But we’ve kind of done that to ourselves because we’ve made our homes too big, too expensive, too unwieldy. They’re hard to maintain. Hard to get to. Hard to live in,” says Seppings. “When you look at a home as a machine for living, this ‘bigger-is-better’ approach has failed us.” Simone Dyer, Deputy Development Director of Frasers Property, thinks that one of the biggest changes has been the rethinking of the Australian backyard as a private enclave that requires weekly maintenance and mowing, to amenity-rich shared open space belonging to the community. Landscaped gardens, barbecue areas, pitches for playing cricket or kicking the football, shaded nooks for picnics, even ‘eat streets’ and urban piazzas filled with shops, cafes and local restaurants are becoming both the new normal and the new backyard for homebuyers. “Now that we’ve moved into denser urban form in cities and neighbourhoods across the country, the public domain substitutes for the backyard. It brings people out of their homes and is a lot more social and connected and vibrant as a result,” Dyer says. 14

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Fostering social connection and creating healthy communities is fundamental to the Frasers Property approach. “It’s all about resetting the experience from urban sprawl and social isolation to village living that encourages connection and a stronger sense of wellbeing,” Dyer explains. On the company’s Ed.Square project in Sydney’s south west, a vibrant town centre is the focal point for this popular development. Susanne Pini, Director of Retail and Mixed Use at global architecture and construction engineering firm HDR, thinks that the Great Australian Dream of today is intrinsically tied to the existence and quality of local amenity. “To me, it’s all about having parts of culture that I want - cafes, restaurants, things that I need - at my front door. Things that make a difference to my life every day,” Pini says. “This notion that new communities are sometimes seen as dormitory suburbs with all the ‘good stuff’ happening elsewhere is not a healthy way to build strong, social and connected communities.” One thing’s for sure: even as urban design and urban living evolves to meet the needs and challenges of the twenty-first century, the Great Australian Dream of home ownership still unites and excites us. There may be fewer big backyards to go around, but the level of imagination and thoughtfulness that’s going into public space design will be the envy of the world.

Find your new Aussie backyard in Edmondson Park. Visit the Ed.Square Sales Centre on corner of Soldiers Parade and Campbelltown Road, Edmondson Park, call 13 38 38 or visit Edsquare.com.au.

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THE NEW FRONTIER OF A PA RT M E N T LIVING Words: Oscar Hammond Encompass, Carlton, VIC

The appeal of apartment living has struck a chord with a new generation of adults looking to live, buy or raise a family in their own homes. As one of these ‘new adults’, I find comfort in the convenience and closeness of an apartment.

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ften, I find myself standing at the window of my corner flat on Chapel Street, Prahran just watching the world go by and feeling at ease knowing there’s hundreds of things happening around me. I can get lost wondering what the story of each person on the street is, or wondering how the people around me are living. There’s so much life and energy all around that it becomes easy to find myself immersed in this new take on the ‘Great Australian Dream’. Critics of apartment living will lament the loss of the backyard and the loss of weekends spent mowing the lawns, but I don’t see that. My ‘Great Australian Dream’ makes the city my lawn and everyone my neighbour. As this ‘Great Australian Dream’ is being redefined, a new movement is emerging that has this fresh cohort of Australians reversing the old desire to move into big houses in the outer suburbs. This inward migration is highlighting a new phenomenon where people are rewriting the notion of the Australian Dream and rejecting the idea of moving well out of city limits to a more affordable life - instead choosing apartment living in highly developed communities close to town. Live proud | Summer Edition

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Coorparoo Square pool, Coorparoo, QLD

This in turn has created a new market for highly desirable multiple configuration apartment choices where the idea of new frontiers and ideal family life has changed to one of convenience, manageability and belonging.

apartments and mixed-use spaces so worthwhile comes from the old Australian Dream.

Because of this, old is becoming new again as people take the aspects of suburban life that are so appealing and transpose them into new environments. Having friends More interestingly, this shift in the public consciousness isn’t only a block away, walking to school, and going over to the neighbours for a one of necessity, but also one of barbecue exemplify the parts of the want. It seems the new norm is to live where a more energetic version Australian Dream that people still want to hold on to. of life is happening as we strive to connect with people and with This transformation is further street level things around us. accentuated by a changing Couple that feeling with the sheer population, whether it’s young people growing used to smaller convenience of apartment living living spaces or immigration and the result is an undeniable shift from big backyards and white bringing in new Australians with picket fences to trendy apartments different cultural norms, it’s becoming clear that the tides of in urban areas. public opinion are changing. Of course, the urban life will never be for everybody, and there’s Looking at our close neighbours nothing wrong with that. In fact, a in Asia where this kind of living is normal, we can see populations lot of the connectivity that makes 18

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Coorparoo Square balcony, Coorparoo, QLD

thriving in close quarters, where community stands head and shoulders above other needs as the most important part of societies. The country with the highest population in the world is China with 1.4 billion people. That staggering number is 40 times larger than our population of 25 million, in a country roughly the same size. Despite this, they make it work. In fact, they thrive on community spirit and belonging, with parks commonly filled to the brim with people socialising and exercising, and markets filled with friendly banter. The kids refer to family friends as ‘Uncle’ or ‘Aunty’ and apartments are filled with guests, day in and day out. This kind of community development has grown out of the power of high-density living where people opt to spend their leisure time in and around their dwellings.

This appears to be where Australia is headed as apartment living continues to grow beyond that of traditional house and land and the new order of Australians happily accept a more intense and collective way to live. Where Australians once met apartment living with apprehension or confusion, we’re now meeting the idea with renewed interest and appreciation. On top of this, the idea of what it is to be Australian has changed. Young people and new Australians are making up the bulk of the workforce and the bulk of the emerging population. These people could well be the future of Australia and they seem to prefer apartments. As of 2017, apartments only made up 21% and 12% of all dwellings in NSW and VIC respectively, yet the amount of young people up to Live proud | Summer Edition

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Coorparoo Square, Coorparoo, QLD

The result is a new frontier in community living centered around the rise of apartments and the One thing stopping families and reinvention of inner suburbs older generations from joining their as young and new Australians younger and new Australians is the clamour for their spot closer to the more old fashioned bias towards high life of the city. commission flats and towering uninspired steel structures. But this too is changing. age 14 calling apartments home continues to increase.

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A new way of living life and getting active Words: Natasha Roberton

As Jane Flemming stood on the winners’ podium collecting Gold at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games, having achieved the Australian and Commonwealth Games record in her signature Heptathlon event, she never dreamed that almost 30 years later, that record wouldn’t be beaten. But perhaps even more surprisingly, she wouldn’t have imagined that she would be at the forefront of a movement that is improving the health and wellbeing of tens of thousands of Australians. The much loved two-time Olympian, along with former advertising guru Amanda King founded the free outdoor health and fitness program Live Live Get Active, and as a formidable team, they’re serious about helping Australians to feel fitter, healthier and happier.

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Central Park, Chippendale, NSW

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ccording to Live Life Get Active, over 56% of Australians are either overweight or obese; a condition that can lead to health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression. With the twin supports of exercise and good nutrition, thousands of Australians have benefited from the program, improving their fitness levels, losing weight, and making new friends.

J ane Flemming - LLGA Ambassador and Director, Anthony Boyd - Frasers Property, Amanda King - LLGA CEO

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 LGA trainers at Central L Park, Chippendale, NSW

This last benefit is now the most important goal for Live Life Get Active, says Flemming. “We started more as an anti-obesity initiative, but these days it’s more about us building community and social connectedness. We’ve realised that that feeling of isolation, of not being connected or not belonging, is a precursor of so many other health issues.” The importance of community to individual health and wellbeing lies at the heart of Frasers Property’s development approach. So much so, that the company sponsors free Live Life Get Active classes at 22 of its residential communities. More than 7,700 residents take part in the program and the results have been truly inspiring: 5.8 tonnes of weight loss since the program’s inception and almost 73 metres of total waist circumference lost.

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For Live Life Get Active personal trainer, Maria Tiems, the program has been nothing short of transformative. “I initially got involved as a participant just over four years ago when the first camp launched in the Blacktown area. I was obese but was too embarrassed to join a gym and couldn’t afford a personal trainer, so this program provided me with the perfect opportunity to be active and fall in love with training again. It was free, and I could work out at my own pace without fear of intimidation. It changed my life completely. Last year, I completed my Cert III & IV in Fitness with the goal of becoming a trainer for Live Life Get Active, so here I am today. I am extremely passionate about this program; I believe in it because I know it works,” Tiems says.

swap recipes, go shopping and have coffee after training, go to movies together, attend birthday parties, and so on. The increase in members’ fitness, confidence and wellbeing as a result of this program is fantastic to see.” Live Life Get Active camps include boxing, Cross Active, yoga and Walk2Run, and are run by qualified, professional trainers. Register for free classes at Livelifegetactive.com today.

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Jane Flemming working with a resident Central Park residents getting active Jane Flemming with LLGA trainers

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Frasers Property Live Life Get Active Camps Baldivis Central Park & Baldivis Grove Park 667 443kg 604cm

Lidcombe The Village Green 308 297kg 277cm

Blacktown Fairwater Park 244 216kg 317cm

North Coogee Coromandel Approach 333 175kg 297cm

Botany 292

300cm

North Ryde Blenheim Park 295 201kg 228cm

268cm

Parkville The Village Oval Galada Avenue Reserve 284 114kg 188cm

Sir Joseph Banks Park

259kg

Campsie Clemton Park 335 265kg

Carlton* Station Street Park 93kg 91cm 139

Point Cook Leapfrog Park 334kg 419cm 504

Chippendale Chippendale Green 909 425kg 557cm

Putney 279

Clyde North Waterfront Park (2 Camps) 771 990kg 1254cm

South Yarra Fawkner Park 300 245kg 275cm

Cockburn Central Cockburn Town Square 185 142kg 117cm

Wallan Merri Creek Park 243 252kg

East Perth Ozone Reserve 588 294kg 300cm

Westmeadows* Interpretive Reserve 105 77kg 154cm

Hamilton Hamilton Reach Park 239 147kg 184cm

Wetherill Park Horsley Drive Business Park

Hope Island Cova Recreation Centre 363 279kg 388cm

PROJECT AVERAGE 351 264kg 331cm Total registered participants Total kilograms weight loss Total centimetres waist circumference lost

Royal Rehab Recreation Circle

326kg

393cm

422cm

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Wolli Creek Discovery Point Park 291 207kg 216cm

TOTAL 7,730 REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ACROSS 22 PROGRAMS 5.8 TONNES OF WEIGHT LOSS SINCE THE PROGRAM’S INCEPTION 72.75 METRES OF WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE LOST

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for getting the most out of your yuletide trip to Deutschland:

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Christmas traditions The most important day of celebration is Christmas Eve, called Weihnachten. This is the night for exchanging presents, decorating the tree, and singing carols. Christmas Day is for eating! Goose is traditional, as is red cabbage and potato dumplings. There’s no such thing as Boxing Day in Germany, the shops are all closed. So sleep in and enjoy a lazy day. You’re on holidays after all.

2 Christmas markets You haven’t really experienced Christmas in Germany without a visit to a Christkindlesmarkt. There’s one in every town, festively decorated with twinkling lights and little stalls selling every Christmassy thing you can imagine - from delicious gingerbread (lebkuchen) and cake (stollen) to tree ornaments and handcrafted gifts. One of the country’s best and most famous Christmas markets can be found in Nürnberg, around 2 hours from Frankfurt by train or 2.5 hours by car.

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What to eat & drink In addition to the aforementioned lebkuchen and stollen, no trip to Germany is complete without wurst - German sausage. Each region has their own wurst and will confidently affirm it’s the best wurst going. Whether it’s a small tasty nürnberger or a fat juicy bratwurst in bröt (bread), a boiled frankfurter or the curious Bavarian weisswurst (tradition requires you to suck out the meat and leave the skin behind), they’re all simply delicious. Warm yourself up at the Christmas market with a glühwein a hot mulled drink of red wine spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, citrus and sugar. Even the kids can join in with a non-alcoholic kinderpunsch.

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Where to go for a white Christmas The only guarantees in life are death and taxes. But your best chance of experiencing a white Christmas lies in southern Germany, close to the Austrian alps. Munich is a brilliant city to make your base while heading out to explore Neuschwanstein Castle, the gothic village of FĂźssen, and beautiful Bavarian countryside backdropped by spectacular lakes and snow-capped mountains.

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Where to stay There are a range of luxury hotels and serviced apartments by Frasers Suites around Germany to help you plan your stay: Berlin - Capri by Fraser Frankfurt - Capri by Fraser Hamburg - Fraser Suites - opening in early 2019 Leipzig - Capri by Fraser - opening in 2020 Visit Frasershospitality.com for more information.

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Alfresco essentials for this summer Decorating Trends

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Choose watery hues and textural patterns to bring in hints of the ocean.

Choosing timber or natural looking materiality in your outdoor furniture helps to complement your outdoor environment.


LIFESTYLE ALFRESCO ESSENTIALS FOR THIS SUMMER

Update your interior for summer by changing out some of your interior scatter cushions. This is an easy and affordable way of transforming the look of your lounge room.

Rugs are another opportunity to inject some texture and pattern into your interior for Summer. Choose lighter shades to brighten up your space.

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Living proud at Life, Point Cook:

The Crea family Words: Natasha Roberton

The Crea family, Life, Point Cook, VIC

Danielle Crea and her daughter Ava feature in the Frasers Property Live proud campaign. We spoke to Danielle about Life, Point Cook and what living proud means for her and her family.

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en years ago, when Danielle Crea and her husband Maro first moved to Point Cook, it was the suburb’s up and coming status and its ease of access that made it an appealing place to put down roots. Fast forward a decade, and the two became four, with the arrival of daughters Ava (7) and Evie (11 months). With an expanding family and a strong affinity for the area, the Creas decided they needed to upgrade into a bigger home without leaving the neighbourhood they’d grown to love so much. A visit to Frasers Property’s Life, Point Cook made their next decision an easy one. “We hadn’t really thought about building,” admits Danielle.

“But when we got to the land office at Life, we just sort of looked at each other and had that lightbulb moment. We didn’t even have to say it out loud, we were both just thinking the same thing. It just felt right. Next thing you know, we were looking at display houses.” For the Creas, building a new home over buying established meant not having to compromise on what they wanted in terms of space and style. “I think it’s that feeling of freshness, of a new start that you get with a new house. And this is definitely our dream home,” says Danielle. “I’m not saying we’ll never move again, or maybe downsize at some point in the future, but for now this is our forever home.”

THE OPENING OF THE PARK WAS A GREAT DAY. ALL THE FOOD TRUCKS AND FACE PAINTING AND BALLOONS, IT REALLY BLEW ME AWAY. EVENTS LIKE THAT MAKE IT A REAL CELEBRATION, NOT JUST “OH, HERE’S YOUR LAND, AWAY YOU GO.” - DANIELLE

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A sense of belonging Despite moving just down the road from where they started out in Point Cook all those years ago, the sense of community in their new neighbourhood is markedly different. “It’s been a really nice journey with Frasers Property and getting to know our neighbours through the get-togethers that the company has hosted here,” says Danielle. “Maro and I lived in our old place for 10 years and we didn’t know anyone in our street. We knew faces of course, but not anyone to talk to. And here we know a heap of people even though we’ve only been here a short time.” Danielle and Ava, Life, Point Cook, VIC

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Leapfrog Park, Life, Point Cook, VIC


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Living proud

Planning for the future

As proud Life, Point Cook residents Danielle and Ava will feature in the new Frasers Property Live proud campaign, showcasing real residents and real stories of achievement. Danielle says one of the big moments of pride for her happens every day as she drives home from work to a beautiful home in an area she loves. “I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved here - our new home of course, but especially my family - my husband and our two girls. Everyone’s happy and healthy. That might sound cliché, but that’s what’s important.”

Resting on her laurels is clearly not in Danielle’s vocabulary and she’s busy making plans for her family’s future. “We want our girls to have a comfortable life. We’ve got an investment property down Geelong way, maybe we’ll aim for a couple of others to help set up our future even more. When the time is right for us to make our next investment, we’ll definitely start with Frasers Property, based on how good our experience has been this time around.”

The new home in Life, Point Cook and a place for her girls to grow up happy and carefree has not come without its fair share of hard work and sacrifice. At the age of 35, with Ava only 18 months old, Danielle went back to university, completed her bachelor’s degree in midwifery and passed with flying colours. “Yes, that was massive,” admits Danielle. “But it’s led me to my dream job and that’s something else I’m very proud of.”

When you purchase a home from Frasers Property Australia you also become a member of Prosperity Customer Care and Rewards for life. For more information call 13 38 38 or visit Frasersproperty.com. au/prosperity.

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PROSPERITY ADVERTORIAL

Care that lasts a lifetime It’s often said that buying property is one of the biggest decisions you can ever make in your life. Certainly, it’s an achievement to be proud of, representing - as it so frequently does - a lot of hard work, saving, and lost weekends spent attending open days or auctions. But that’s just the first part of the journey. What comes next - moving into your new home, finalising furniture and fittings, or maybe even renting it out if it’s an investment property - can be just as daunting and a lot to navigate by yourself.

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aking this part of the process easy and seamless is the goal of Frasers Property’s Prosperity program. Billed as property’s most generous care and rewards program, Prosperity ensures that Frasers Property customers are well taken care of right throughout their property ownership lifecycle.

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Care that lasts a lifetime It all starts from the moment of purchase, when buyers are introduced to a Prosperity Care team member whose job it is to help guide them through the aftersale process, with everything from advice and information on interior finishes to providing construction and handover updates.


Prosperity benefits 1. Referral Bonuses Refer a friend who is not on our database and receive $2,000 when they purchase a property from Frasers Property. 2. Generous Discounts From Foxtel to Coco Republic to Mortgage Choice and more, redeem generous discounts. 3. Travel Rewards 15% off best available rate at 88 participating hotels worldwide. 4. Purchase Rewards You and your family can receive 2% off a second purchase and 3% off any subsequent purchases at our participating Developments. 5. Property Management Need help finding a tenant and renting out your investment property? Frasers Property can help there too.

Tara Williams, Prosperity Care Consultant, says that what makes her job so satisfying is the ability to help new residents bring their dreams to life: “It’s a momentous time for people - hugely exciting, and sometimes daunting. I love that we can help walk people through that process and introduce them to the rewards and discounts they can access and make the journey a little easier, a little cheaper, and a lot more fun. It makes me feel a little bit like Santa on Christmas morning!” she laughs. Making a difference to people’s lives is what the Prosperity program is all about, says Kesree Jones, National Sales Program Manager for Frasers Property. “Seeing the delight on our customers’ faces when they attend an event, or when they go to a fitness class, or when they move into their property and receive an incredible welcome gift, to me that’s what it’s all about. Those are the moments we work for.” Please visit Frasersproperty.com.au/ prosperity for the full details and the benefits of Prosperity Care and Rewards.

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CHOOSE THE RIGHT COMMUNITY FOR YOU Words: Natasha Roberton

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hether you’re looking at building your own home in a new community, or apartment living is more your style, deciding on a development can really dictate how you’ll live. Before you sign on the dotted line, use our handy checklist to make sure you’ve decided what’s best for you. Clemton Park Shopping Village, Campsie, NSW

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1. Draft your wishlist

2. Don’t just rely on internet research and Is being close to a primary school important? What about aged care? real estate sites Would you rather live near water or close to a park? And how about access to public transport and sporting grounds? Do you want the buzz that comes from living in a vibrant city, or is a quieter, more connected village-style community more your speed?

Go out and spend time in the area. Visit the parks and playgrounds. Drop into one of the local cafes and talk to the owner about the community. Check out the local paper to get a sense of what people are interested in locally. Talk to some residents and find out what they like about living there.

3. Birds of a feather It’s really important to feel like you can make friends and create social bonds in the place that you live. Do the people in your preferred community have similar goals and aspirations? Will they make good neighbours? This can be a bit subjective, but one great way to find out is to go to a community open day and meet the people that might one day become your friends! Clemton Park Shopping Village, Campsie, NSW

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4. Culture, entertainment, lifestyle Infrastructure like roads, hospitals and transport is crucial, but so is your wellbeing. Does your new community have places you can go to get a meal, meet for coffee, enjoy a movie or a local band? Think about what you like to do on the weekend and then think about whether you can do that nearby or if you’re going to have to travel a long distance.

5. Developer credibility If you’re about to hand over your hard-earned on a new home, make sure you’re handing it to someone you can trust. Does the developer have a good track record of successfully delivering what they say they will? How long have they been in business? How many residential projects have they successfully completed? Are they recognised and rewarded by their industry peers?

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COMMUNITY DISCOVER SYDNEY’S HIDDEN GEM

Discovery Point

Discover Sydney’s hidden gem Words: Natasha Roberton

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ucked away in Sydney’s inner south, just 10kms from the CBD as the crow flies, is one of the city’s hidden gems: Discovery Point.

Airport, this charming urban enclave has been delighting those that have ‘discovered’ it since Frasers Property broke earth on the Wolli Creek project back in 2003.

Its 1,500+ residents enjoy resortstyle living that’s almost unheard of anywhere else this close to a capital city: architecturally designed apartments with waterfront access to Cooks River, expansive parklands and playgrounds, a piazza-style village market and meeting place, indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, gymnasiums and walking trails. With its own train station one stop from Sydney’s Domestic

Like many of Discovery Point’s residents, Jane and Roger Carthy learned of the area by watching it take shape as they commuted up and down the Princes Highway. One day they decided to go in and take a look. They’ve been residents ever since. “Roger and I were living in the eastern suburbs. We were thinking about downsizing and used to drive Live proud | Summer Edition

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Roger and Jane, enjoying their view

up and down the highway and see the development taking shape here. Then we dropped in one day to have a look. The fact that it had its own train station seduced us and I wanted to have views of the water. One thing led to another, and we bought an apartment here,” Jane says. For Roger, the move to apartment living was an easy one, thanks to the expansive views on offer. “One of the nice things about being so high up is that you can see the sky, says Roger. “It’s not something I expected from an apartment in the city. It’s so nice to sit out on the balcony for 15 minutes in the morning before you go to work, and have a little piece of the day to yourself.”

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WE STARTED A MUSIC GROUP CALLED THE WOLLI CREAKERS TO BRING TOGETHER LOCAL MUSICIANS FOR A BIT OF FUN AND TO PLAY AT A FEW EVENTS. WE’VE GOT TWO OR THREE UKULELE PLAYERS, SHADOW PLAYS KEYBOARDS AND ONE OF MY BROTHERS IS A PERCUSSIONIST. I ALSO PLAY HARMONICA AND VARIOUS OTHER INSTRUMENTS JUST FOR FUN, AND ROGER IS OUR BASS PLAYER.- JANE

“We knew we had a terrific opportunity, given the site’s location and proximity to the Cooks River, to create a place that married the best of urban living with the environment and outdoors. It was important to us that residents here could develop a community around shared spaces like the parks and trails and barbecue areas, as well as have high quality places to meet and socialise like the village square with its cafés and restaurants. Added to that, we’ve aimed to make the precinct as water-sustainable as possible by installing a site-wide water recycling system for toilet flushing, car washing and park irrigation,” says Edgar. This wholistic master planning approach has certainly paid off with Discovery Point winning the

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Urban Development Institute’s National Award for Masterplanning Excellence in 2016, as well as a NSW award for best mixed-use development design. The proof of course, is in the living. Just ask the Carthys, who are themselves architects by trade. “What I like about Discovery Point in contrast to a lot of other developments is the way the community has been designed,” says Jane. “It’s not just individual buildings; there’s a masterplan and a strategy that is really robust. I love the way you come out of the train station in the centre, passing all the shops and activated areas.” Her husband adds: “It’s a classic example of high quality urban planning: activate the space, get the


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colour and movement, generate the traffic, get the retail working, create the community.”

An iconic moment comes to a close Discovery Point comprises 14 architecturally designed apartment buildings, the last of which - ICON - is designed by award-winning architects GroupGSA, marks the end of a 14-year construction program that has delivered over 1,900 apartments across the 14 buildings. The landmark residential tower contains the last few apartments available at Discovery Point, with expansive balcony areas to enjoy indoor/outdoor living high and panoramic views, ICON creates an arresting focal point for the development.

Discovery Point, Wolli Creek, NSW

To receive sales information and pricing, you can visit the Discovery Point Sales Centre at 8 Brodie Spark Drive, Wolli Creek, call 13 38 38 or visit Discoverypoint.com.au.

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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS From huge events like the exploration of the harbour floor, through to terrarium workshops Frasers Property have hosted close to 100 community events over the last 12 months. These are just a few of our favourites. NSW

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The Waterfront, Shell Cove Bottom of the Harbour

Frasers Landing National Tree Day

Fairwater Fairwater Foodies

The Biggest Morning Tea 2018

February 2018

July 2018

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July 2018

May 2018

Baldivis Parks Village Playbox

Launched March 2018 (ongoing)

Life, Point Cook Leapfrog Park Grand Opening

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Berwick Waters The Greenshoots Project

Brookhaven Sustainability Workshop

November 2017

September 2017

August 2018

Haven Park Launch June 2018

Hamilton Reach Wine & Cheese Resident Masterclass May 2018

De-cluttering Resident Masterclass June 2018

Cova Resident Kids Easter Egg Hunt April 2018

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COMMUNITY INSIDE THE MIND OF A MASTER COMMUNITY PLANNER

Inside the mind of

a master community planner Words: Tod O’Dwyer, General Manager –

Development and Design, Frasers Property The view from apartments at Tailor’s Walk, Botony, NSW

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and me a piece of paper and a pencil and I reckon I’d be able to map out my entire childhood. When I was a kid, I lived in Brisbane. It was a deadend street that had bushland all around. I’d ride my bike through it to get to my best mate’s house and from there we’d race up to the top of Mt Cootha to wag school sometimes. At our local corner shop was the newsagency and the bus stop where I’d catch the first of four buses to get to school and back -- on the days I went, of course. Pride of place was the local sports oval, where I played cricket in my Dad’s team. And I can still vividly remember my first girlfriend’s house and how much time was spent there. These childhood memories are underpinned by a really strong sense of community that I was lucky enough to live in. And these days, in my role as the General Manager Development and Design at Frasers Property, it’s something I can have a hand in designing for people all across the country.

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COMMUNITY INSIDE THE MIND OF A MASTER COMMUNITY PLANNER

I’ve learnt a few things in my thirty years in this industry, but they can mostly be distilled down into three key things that I keep coming back to. Funnily enough, they are also three rules for life;

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1 You must care about what you do Whenever I first look at a development site, there is an appreciation that it’s a rare opportunity to shape how a small portion of the next generation of Australians are going to live their lives. That may sound like a grand sweeping statement, but any masterplan that we, at Frasers Property, have produced is genuinely motivated by creating the best life possible for the people who will live within the community we are creating. This fundamental idea of ‘how will the next generation live their lives?’ sounds like a nice marketing tagline, but it’s actually something our CEO Rod Fehring shared with me more than 20 years ago. To be honest, at the time I probably brushed it off, but these days I think about it often. Design that embraces and serves the customer is the overarching aim of what we do in our communities; these are real places for real people, all of who have diverse needs and wants. Every single thing we do

has a real impact on how people are going to live in that community, and it’s a responsibility not to be taken lightly. 15 years ago, I was chatting to a landscape architect friend of mine who had just started working with a developer. We were standing in a sales office carpark, overlooking a new park that we had just built. As we stood there, we watched a car pull up next to us. Mum got the pram out of the boot and popped the baby into it. Dad grabbed the hand of the four-year-old and went and played kick-to-kick for the next hour, while Mum and bub walked around the lake. I turned to my mate and said, “we have the best job in the world because what we do really impacts people’s lives”. Live proud | Summer Edition

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Biggest isn’t always best deep affinity with water - there’s something about the way it calms the mind, and captures our imaginations. Problem is, ‘Blacktown’ and ‘water’ aren’t normally mentioned in the same breath. So, we decided to change that. We moved the design for the Fairwater lake up to the doorstep of the project and used it to frame the entry. When the development industry talks about Fairwater, it’s often in terms of the project’s energy efficiency and its environmental credentials, but I bet if you went and knocked on a Recently, one of our best decisions resident’s door and asked them what they enjoyed most about was made when thinking about the future residents who would be living there, one of the top things they’d say is “living near the water”. living at Fairwater in Blacktown. For many Australians, there’s a Surprisingly, if we want to push the envelope or do something that really cares for the people that live in our communities, it doesn’t have to be huge and cutting edge. As an urban designer, I know that I’m never going to design the next Central Park in New York. But instead, over my lifetime, I’m going to be part of a team that design places where 50,000+ families are going to call home. Personally, I get more satisfaction out of that than designing huge, new iconic landmarks.

EVERY SINGLE THING WE DO HAS A REAL IMPACT ON HOW PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LIVE IN THAT COMMUNITY, AND IT’S A RESPONSIBILITY NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.

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It must work just as well on the bad days as the good A well-designed community can’t just be there for the good days, like when you take the kids to the park or the dog takes you for a jog around the lake. It has to be there for you on those days that none of us want to have, but invariably do. Rarely when looking for somewhere to live our dreams, do we consider whether we’re close to a hospital or an aged care facility. Is there a doctor and a pharmacy nearby that’s open late? Are the streets well-lit and safe? Can I comfortably knock on my neighbour’s door and ask for a hand in times of need? I simply wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t consider these factors when planning one of our communities. We all strive to deliver great places that have a really strong sense of community – places of consequence. By that, I don’t just mean somewhere with lots of community barbecues and free movie nights (though we help deliver those, too). What I really mean is when you arrive Live proud | Summer Edition

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View across the lake at Fairwater, Blacktown, NSW

somewhere and instantly feel at ease. You’re surrounded by likeminded people, who want to enjoy and care for the area as much as you do. Urban design is often the tool that delivers these very human spaces. I may not be the best urban designer around, but I am fairly useful at creating spaces that make our residents feel special. This is driven by caring deeply about the way people live in our projects. Finally, I believe that the special places we love and think of most often are generally places that make us proud to belong. Great spaces uplift you and they make

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you realise that you’re part of something greater. You may have your own beautiful home on a great street, but great communities are equally proud of their schools, their local shops, where they play, and all of the people who share these spaces with them. I like to think that the existence of these kinds of places is what makes growing up in Australia so rewarding. It certainly helped this ratbag kid discover a career where I’d get to design the communities of the future. It’s something I’m grateful for every day when I come to work and pick up that pencil.


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Architecture that makes us happy BRINGING NATURE INTO T H E B U I LT E N V I R O N M E N T

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lain de Botton is a modern day philosopher with a knack for revealing extraordinary truths often concealed by their ordinariness. One of these is that a significant source of our happiness and misery is as a result of the environment we’re surrounded by. Dreary surroundings can feel soul-shattering; while beautiful, vital settings are “an eloquent reminder of our full potential.” De Botton wrote an entire book - The Happiness of Architecture - on the subject, contending that how we live heavily influences who we can be. This insight is very much at the heart of the Frasers Property approach to design and sustainability. One of our core beliefs is that life’s best experiences are created by people connecting in memorable places. This means transcending the sterility and sameness of the average cookie-cutter housing estate or apartment development, and instead designing healthy, vibrant, mixed-use communities that

 Burwood Brickworks, Burwood East, VIC

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foster enjoyment, togetherness and - dare we say - happiness, for the people that live, work and shop there. One of the ways we do this is through what’s known as ‘biophilic design’. It sounds very academic, we know, but put simply, biophilic design brings nature into the built environment. Indoor and outdoor landscaping, non-toxic materials, natural patterns and processes, light and space, recuperative zones, sensory variability and a community connection to nature are all elements of the approach. It works because humans are hardwired with an affinity for nature, and when we have access to it there’s an observably positive effect on mood and wellbeing. Thankfully, in today’s modern residential design there’s a good deal of thought that’s gone into the use of natural materials and creation of seamless indoor/outdoor enjoyment. Recycled timbers and stone materials, internal courtyards and garden atriums, water features, window-to-wall ratios,

and orientation to capture light and ventilation are all now fairly common. But what about biophilic principles in other parts of your neighbourhood? At the new retail centre at Melbourne’s Burwood Brickworks for example, there are a number of measures in place that will set the standard for mixed-use amenity for years to come. 20% of the centre will also be given over to urban agriculture, including a 2,000m2 rooftop urban farm and a 650m2 greenhouse that will grow seasonal produce to be used in the rooftop restaurant. An entire façade will be covered in citrus-growing potted plants, and an ‘eat street’ dining precinct will open out onto an urban plaza, creating in effect a second, outdoor ‘dining room’ for local residents. You’ll also find a natural continuity between residential and open space areas at Sydney’s Ed.Square. Architecturally designed townhouses and apartments open up onto landscaped parks and gardens offering tranquil views and places to meet and Live proud | Summer Edition

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architectural terms. With biophilic principles, this can change. By designing buildings - whether they be residential, retail, or civic - to make the most of natural materials and light, to open up to and share viewlines with parks, gardens, urban plazas, and water features, new communities can be given Lastly, the great advantage of the best chance to foster health, design-thinking that merges indoor wellbeing and happiness among and outdoor space, is that it creates local residents. a sense of cohesiveness across a neighbourhood. In the old days, the house would be over here, and the shopping mall would be over there and never the twain would meet - at least in aesthetic or socialise with neighbours. And at the award-winning Central Park in Chippendale, vertical gardens scale the facades of the apartment buildings, creating one of the most striking vistas in the city, as well as helping to keep apartments cool and freshly ventilated.

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THE NEW MOVE TO MAKE BUILDINGS GREEN We explain the Green Star building rating system changing communities. Words: Natasha Roberton

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hese days we’re all familiar with the energy star rating labels that come attached to various household electrical goods - everything from washing machines and fridges through to swimming pool pumps and air conditioners. But did you know that there’s also a rating system for the design, construction and operation of buildings and communities? It’s called the Green Star rating system, a certification program run by the Green Building Council of Australia, and it’s helping to lower the environmental footprint of our buildings while improving the health and wellbeing of our communities.

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Green Star performance Ratings are based on nine environmental impact categories

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Why greener matters The world’s built environment - our homes, offices, buildings, cities and suburbs - stands as the planet’s single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, consuming around a third of our water, and generating 40% of our waste. By rethinking how we design, build and organise these places, we can lower the impact we’re having on our resources as well as reduce the cost of energy needed to heat and cool them. Best of all, we can live and work in cleaner, healthier communities that strike a more harmonious balance between people and nature.

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This credit assesses and rewards the policies, procedures, targets and strategies put in place to ensure buildings operate to their fullest sustainable potential. Includes the ongoing monitoring of energy and water use, and the implementation of green cleaning policies and practices.

INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY The creation of high quality indoor environments has been shown to increase productivity and occupant satisfaction. This category assesses and rewards strategies and actions taken to ensure buildings are healthy and comfortable places to live and work in.


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ENERGY Buildings are the single largest contributor to the world’s energy consumption. This section assesses and rewards the actions taken to reduce a building’s operational energy use, reliance on grid energy supply and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with grid energy consumption.

TRANSPORT The Transport category rewards strategies and actions that discourage single-occupant vehicle use and encourage the use of alternative transportation modes such as public transport, walking or cycling.

WAT E R Credits are rewarded based on reductions in potable water use through the efficient design of building services, water reuse and substitution with nonpotable water sources such as rainwater or greywater.

M AT E R I A L S The Materials category assesses issues such as sustainable procurement and purchasing (materials in) and the management of waste (materials out).

LAND USE & ECOLOGY The Land Use and Ecology category assesses the approach taken to determine the ecological value of a site and the management and improvement of biodiversity through policies and management practices.

EMISSIONS This category addresses the approach taken to manage and minimise emissions from stormwater, light pollution and refrigeration.

I N N O VAT I O N Innovation drives progress. This category is based on innovative technologies or processes implemented in buildings and their operations.

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 airwater, blacktown F is the first 6-star Green Star community in NSW.

How does Green Star work exactly? Green Star is a comprehensive environmental rating system that evaluates the environmental design and construction of buildings and communities. Born out of the sustainability principles developed for the Sydney Olympics, the program aims to share these principles across the wider property development community. Now there are more than 1,900 Green Star certified projects nationally. Certification hinges on - among other things - construction and fit‑out materials, reuse and recycling, site orientation, energy and water consumption, land use and ecology, as well as ongoing management practices, liveability and economic prosperity.

Where can I find a Green Star rated community? Frasers Property is committed to making its buildings and communities Green Star accredited. Its Life, Point Cook development was certified 5-Star earlier this year, while the Fairwater development in NSW was certified 6-Star in 2016, with recognition from the Urban Development Institute of Australia with an award for Excellence in Environmental Technology and Sustainability. Burwood Brickworks and Mambourin in Melbourne, as well as Ed.Square in Sydney have been designed to attain 6-Star certification, considered ‘world leadership’ for sustainable communities by the Green Building Council. To learn more visit GBCA.org.au/green-star or contact the Frasers Property team on 13 38 38.

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NEWS 2018: A YEAR OF MILESTONES

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A year of milestones

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As another transformative year draws to a close for Frasers Property, we wanted to take the opportunity to look back on some of the achievements and milestones that have made these communities what they are today, and how they have, and will continue to influence our new projects for years to come. 64

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Port Coogee

Mambourin

»»celebrates its 10th anniversary. »»formation of the Port Coogee Community Association. »»releases two new stages to market.

Cockburn Living

»»on track to sell out of all remaining apartments and commercial lots within Kingston and Vicinity apartment buildings.

»»receives its first planning permit, including five residential stages (273 lots) and a 5.4ha wetland and district park in January and launches residential land sales, with the first two stages selling out on opening weekend. »»initial earthworks for wetlands, construction and civil construction also commences for Stages 1 and 2.

Sunbury Fields

Jindowie

»»welcomes the opening of Yanchep Secondary College.

»»sells their last lot in August and completion of last civil stage (Stage 11) occurs in September.

Frasers Landing

Wallara Waters

»»plants over 7,000 trees during National Tree Day.

Baldivis Grove

»»launches a new community garden. »»on track to welcome a brand new early learning centre within the project.

»»construction of Stages 1A & 12 civil works commences at Wallara Waters.

Life, Point Cook

»»opens their display village in September.

Berwick Waters

»»completes development of the College Green Precinct, along with the last stage of civil works, which is finished and titled.

Burwood Brickworks

»»development plan is approved and project sales commences.

Parkside, Parkville

Frasers Landing, Mandurah, WA

»»delivery of a new display suite and the settlement of Prosper, Parkside’s tallest building.

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The Rise, Park Ridge

Central Park

Brookhaven

»»completes 313 apartments that form the DUO Building and the opening of Four Point by Sheraton Sydney.

Carina

»»the final residential building, Wonderland is near complete with 295 apartments, 2 new public gardens and ground-floor retail.

»»celebrates the completion of the project. »»welcomes its 100th resident and commences work on the new public park. »»settles on their site in June and lodges developer approval in July.

Cova

»»launches and sells out 39 Marina Promenade Villas and Terrace homes. »»commences construction on the second Recreation Centre including pool, private dining room and theatre. »»settles all 28 Northwater Terrace Homes with less than one defect per home (well below industry average).

Hamilton Reach

»»completes and settles Riverlight East and eight freehold River homes.

Flourish, Ripley Valley

»»receives development approval in preparation for project launch.

Putney Hill

»»completes 174 apartments, the sixth and final apartment building.

Centrale

»»383 apartments are completed.

Tailor’s Walk

»»construction of the community is completed with 436 new apartments and terraces.

Discovery Point

»»15 years in the making, Discovery Point’s last residential stage of 234 apartments is near complete. A total of 1,962 apartments delivered across 14 buildings.

Ed.Square

»»officially opens to the public. »»construction starts at Ed.Square for the first 100 homes.

Fairwater

»»reaches 500 exchanged sales since first launching in late 2014.

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»»Central Park

»»Brookhaven

»»Centrale

»»Coorparoo Square

»»Discovery Point

»»Cova

»»Ed.Square

»»Hamilton Reach

»»Fairwater

»»The Rise

»»Putney Hill

»»Yungaba

»»Tailor’s Walk

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»»The Gallery

»»Baldivis Grove

»»The Waterfront, Shell Cove

»»Baldivis Parks

VIC

»»Cockburn Living

»»Berwick Waters

»»Frasers Landing

»»Burwood Brickworks

»»East Green

»»Encompass Carlton

»»Jindowie

»»Found Carlton

»»Port Coogee

»»Greenvale Gardens

»»Queens Riverside

»»Life, Point Cook »»Mambourin »»Parkside Parkville »»Sunbury Fields »»Valley Park »»Wallara Waters 67

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AFTER 94 YEARS OF CREATING PLACES FOR AUSTRALIANS TO LIVE, WE LOVE TO SEE THE EXCITEMENT AND ANTICIPATION THAT COMES FROM BUYING PROPERTY AND FULFILLING A HARD-WORKED-FOR DREAM.

Anthony Boyd, Executive General Manager – Residential, Frasers Property

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