22nd August 2019

Aquarevo welcomes its first residents

The first residents have started moving in at Aquarevo, marking a significant milestone for what is set to be Australia’s most water and energy efficient residential community.

The community was officially launched in November 2016 by the Hon. Lisa Neville Minister for Water, in recognition of the innovative water saving model developed by Villawood’s joint venture partner South East Water that will see each home plumbed with three types of water: potable (drinking), rain and recycled.  Minister Neville returned to the community this week to attend the opening of Aquarevo House, which is an 8-star home showcasing the Aquarevo model of living and will also be used for education as well as future research and development.

Aquarevo House was designed and built by Arden Homes, demonstrates that a better, smarter, more environmentally sustainable housing solution is achievable, commercially feasible and offers an enticing consumer proposition.

One of Aquarevo’s first residents, Billy Rosete, built with Arden and said the sustainability initiatives that are part of every home within the community were the reason he decided to make it his home.

“Knowing that you’re contributing to the environment and you’re saving on the consumption of water was a win for me.

“It’s just like living in a normal house, except you have three water sources running in an efficient way and you also have the energy savings,” Billy said.

The Aquarevo community is well under way, with approximately 100 homes under construction.  Now that families have started moving in, we can start collecting and analysing the data to compare energy savings, water savings and financial savings for families living in Australia’s greenest new urban community.

L-R: Villawood CEO Alan Miller, South East Water’s Terri Benson, Arden’s Dean Morrison and the Hon Lisa Neville with Aquarevo resident, Billy Rosete