Villawood’s sustainability imperative is evident in its award-winning innovation and coal-face delivery of renewable and bill-saving services.
These include solar-driven gas-free precincts, industry-leading new water technologies, embedded microgrid networks and a block-for-block biodiversity offset program unmatched by anyone in the industry.
Villawood works hard to ensure its communities are socially sustainable as well, with specially targeted facilities and infrastructure along with a generous, and sharply community-focussed, philanthropic program.
We take a holistic approach to sustainability for better economic, environmental and social outcomes for all our communities, for our business and for the world at large.
Villawood’s environmental initiatives help to improve and preserve our natural environment for future generations to enjoy:
Villawood supports government initiatives that help to secure water supplies in years to come.
Supporting charities is integral to the Villawood spirit. Each year, the Villawood Foundation helps dozens of organisations, sports clubs, neighbourhood and community groups with assistance ranging from financial grants through to good old fashioned elbow grease.
Villawood works with numerous bodies across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. This work ranges from actively seeking out community groups lacking the profile to attract larger sponsors through to its flagship philanthropic initiative, Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal Charity Home Auction, which this year realised $1,010,000.
We also work with Henley’s Queensland arm, Plantation Homes, to deliver the Mater House for Life charity auction. The latest of these raised a record $1,489,000 for premature and critically ill babies.
Villawood’s philosophy is to make buying a home accessible to families and First Home Buyers. Every family is different, so we offer a range of lot sizes and mixed density in all developments to improve affordability and cater to all demographics and budgets. We also work closely with our builder partners to offer the most cost-effective build solutions and improve affordability.
Some of our most recent initiatives include:
For over thirty years Villawood has led the way in pairing innovation with sustainability to create award-winning communities
2019 – Aquarevo recognised by the UDIA for Environmental Excellence for its innovative model of water and energy saving initiatives
2018 – Armstrong, Mt Duneed received the UDIA Award for Excellence in Community Engagement in recognition of leadership and innovation in services and social infrastructure in residential projects
2017 – Aquarevo, Lyndhurst receives Six Leaf UDIA EnviroDevelopment accreditation in recognition of its innovative approach to water management
2016 – Armstrong, Mt Duneed receives the UDIA Annual Awards for Excellence Landscape Award in recognition of the Australian-first Green Street Display Village concept, combining a closed-street display village with a children’s playground.
2014 -Armstrong Mt Duneed becomes Villawood’s first community to Be awarded the UDIA’s Six Leaf EnviroDevelopment accreditation
2013 – Villawood Properties wins the 2013 UDIA Victoria Award for Excellence – Master Planned Development and the Melbourne Water Recognition Award for its’ Marriott Waters community
2010 – Marriott Waters awarded the UDIA’s EnviroDevelopment Four Leaf accreditation in recognition of the its high level of conservation and the implementation of ecosystems, as well its dedication to saving water and energy.
2008 – Seasons Green Guide Tarneit is named a finalist in the United Nations (Aus) Enviro Awards
2005 – Seasons Tarneit is bestowed the Environmental Award by the City of Wyndham and named a Finalist in thr Premier’s Sustainability Award for the Seasons Green Guide
Villawood’s Aquarevo, already Victoria’s most water-sustainable residential development, has gone 7-star with the final release of lots at its Lyndhurst community – marking a key sustainability breakthrough for the mainstream new housing market.
Aquarevo’s new Ecorevo precinct features 7-star energy efficiency and bill-buster savings through a range of siting, size and orientation initiatives in contemporary home designs by leading builders. It rounds out an extraordinary, award-winning collaboration between Villawood and South East Water in the 470-lot project.
While 6-star energy efficiency is the current industry standard, few developers have attempted to step up to 7-star in a mainstream suburban residential project. Ecorevo represents an important breakthrough in the evolution of more sustainable mainstream housing. It is even moreso for its ongoing collaboration with South East Water.
Villawood’s Solstice microgrid at its Rathdowne community in Melbourne’s north is opening the way to securing Victoria’s energy supply via suburban rooftops.
The Solstice’s technology allows its homes to operate off the grid for substantial periods of the day, slashing owners’ energy bills by some 50 per cent. The microgrid also sends electricity back to the main grid, helping keep lights and air-conditioners running elsewhere in Melbourne during high-demand periods such as hot summer days.