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‘The creative heart of Brisbane’

has adaptations to meet the individual groups needs from libraries and study areas to tourist attractions and information.

Kelvin Grove urban village offers a lot of unique and functional aspects towards communities living, self-containment, environmental factors and economic sustainability. Kelvin grove is a successful creative division with a modern landscape that provides the opportunity for social and cultural lifestyles, study facilities and leisure activities. Kelvin grove is strategically planned enabling residents to work, shop, eat and be entertained all within the one community. The village shows a strong sense of community combined with accessible transport, shops, education and medical aid. Therefore this unique area proves an easy and carefree place to live. Kelvin Grove Village is called home by a collection of people, totalling more than 1,000 residential units to be built throughout the Village. The developments include top quality design in a wide range of styles that will suit residents’ different tastes, needs and budgets. The buildings structure and use of land are different to most housing areas and combine style and functionality. Kelvin Grove provides a variety of housing prices raging from highend apartments to townhouses and housing commission residences. The stylish apartments are situated above shops and cafes which combines the use of space saving and creates a living environment in the centre of the main action areas, enabling the residents to have easy access to stylish cafes and shops without travelling far. The Village is designed to satisfy the needs of residents, workers, students and visitors and each area

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There is a wide range of different cafes and restaurants throughout the village ranging from cheaper coffee houses to high end expensive restaurants. Also included in this village is the ‘roundabout theatre’ providing entertainment for residents and visitors all throughout the week.

[Roundabout theatre, Kelvin grove]

Health and medical aid is situated within the village such as; dental practice, chemists and pathology centres for the local convenience of the residents.

[Urban dental clinic, Kelvin grove]

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The Village includes many assorted activities and social networking that mix with the environmental and modern ways of Kelvin Grove. Although it is not a large crowded development the variety and scope of cultural and social needs have been addressed with all residents and ages in mind.

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[Exchange program notice board] Residents achieve personal satisfaction with the cultural, social and environmental conditions under which they live and are proud to show case it to the visitors and to share their knowledge. [Kelvin grove map] The ‘exchange’ program featured in Kelvin Grove caters for all groups of people such as different cultures, schools and ages to enable a sharing of information and to increase awareness of Kelvin Grove’s model. The exchange centre itself is one of the most important organizations that make residents feel that they are part of a close community and provides long lasting friendships. The organized activities such as Pilates, language classes, yoga, movies in the park and Saturday markets all help unite the residents’ and

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The developments at the Village are made with highest quality and designed with issues such as climate, safety, accessibility and versatility in mind. Every part of this vibrant village is designed to reduce impact on the environment. The design of the village strongly promotes transport such as cycling and walking as all the essentials are situated close to the residential areas, this also reduces the pollution impact from vehicles, improves health and promotes a community spirit as people talk and get to know each other . The urban village is also using solar energy; this is advertised throughout the community and widely encouraged in all residences.

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ability to be part of the decisions which gives them a better feeling of ownership and responsibility. The Village promotes economic sustainability through involvement with the quality urban environment created by the Queensland Government and QUT. There is also a wide versatile range of residential and university communities including the well known Creative Industries Precinct which offers support to aspiring creative artists. This has the combination of offering excellence in creative industries education and also provides quality performances and entertainment for the residents without them having to travel or have the stress of parking. [Solar energy advertisement] The village is a master planned community. The plan was constructed under the supervision of the Brisbane city council as well as consultation with the local community. In the planning stage the community has had an

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Kelvin Grove provides the total lifestyle package. With sustainable living, creative architecture, an appealing community and a range educational facility who wouldn’t want to live in this thriving urban village Kelvin Grove?

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Bibliography:

The exchange - kelvin grove , n.d., viewed 25 October 2011, <www.theexchange.org.au/?tag=kelvin-grove>>.

kelvin grove precinct , n.d., queensland university of technology , Queensland, viewed 24 October 2011, <http://www.qut.edu.au/about/campuses-andprecincts/kelvin-grove>.

Kelvin grove urban village, n.d., Queensland Goverment , viewed 20-27 October

2011, <http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/housing/partnership-initiatives/kelvingrove-urban-village>.

Kelvin grove village , n.d., kelvin grove urban village , kelvin grove , viewed 22-30 October 2011, <http://www.kgurbanvillage.com.au/>.

Kelvin markets , n.d., Kelvin grove urban village , viewed 29 October 2011, <http://www.kgurbanvillage.com.au/shopping/market>.

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