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Few communities could ever offer this combination of high quality, contemporary homes, modern convenience and genuine natural beauty. Approximately 30 per cent of Woodlea is dedicated to open space.
Wild grasses, seasonal wetlands, River Redgums and local wildlife are all part of the Woodlea story. Great efforts have been made to nurture and protect all of this, especially the Deanside Wetlands and Kororoit Creek corridor. Specialist care, covering everything from biodiversity and planning controls to trails and recreation, means this landscape can be explored and enjoyed for generations to come.
Woodlea is an exemplary EnviroDevelopment accredited community. Residents here can feel sure that their community is producing minimal impact on the environment. The Woodlea approach encourages safe, healthy and active lifestyles, resulting in lower household energy and water costs. EnviroDevelopment projects meet stringent standards set by expert panels of ecologists, town planners, engineers, architects, lawyers, economists and developers.
Woodlea is the largest masterplanned community in Australia to achieve all six of the EnviroDevelopment accreditation ‘leaves’ which is performance-based on a broad range of elements including: ecosystems, water, energy, waste, materials and community.
The UDIA EnviroDevelopment certification program encourages developers to achieve best practice in sustainability initiatives raising the bar at least 20% over and above the minimum standards on a national platform.
A commitment to environmental preservation is present in sensitive landscape design that will rehabilitate habitat areas around the Kororoit Creek corridor, Deanside Wetlands & protected River Red Gum Forrest. Woodlea is ahead of its rehabilitation and conservation program with more than 500 trees already planted.
Approximately 30 per cent of the site has been earmarked for public open space which will incorporate an extensive network of walking & cycling paths. The community will see recycled water used to keep the suburb green and to minimise water demand from the estimated 20,000 plus residents.
Bernadette loves taking her four kids to the wonderful Woodlea parks and therefore it is appropriate that we spoke to her in the Stage 1 park. Hers is a mixed-nationality household and their favourite family culinary experience reflects her husband’s Filipino culture. Banana leafs for plates and fingers, not forks has their kids in messy food heaven! Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity
Petr is from Vladivostok Russia and is married to Laetitia, who was born in Belgium. They live in Woodlea with their two young daughters, who by their parents definition reflect both Eastern and Western culture. Petr tells us of a Russian tradition that is handed down from generation to generation when moving into a new house. With so many doing just that at Woodlea, we recommend new residents watching Petr tell us about the Russian symbolic cat “house keeper”, that watches over the new residence and helps to maintain household happiness. Link to full bio: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Raj and Melody went all out to wear clothing that denotes their cultural heritage, from Mumbai India. Their Indian experience is of a glorious and multi-tiered society, where food culture is king. Raj and Melody have helped build our understanding of traditional festivals and celebrations that are important to their original community, that now cut across religious and cultural divisions. Full link to bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Emmanuel “Manny” was born in Malta and came to Australia as a child in the post-war migrant intake of 1954. He tells of an era of simplicity and joy amongst the challenges of life in a new land. Woodlea recognizes that a balanced community has representation across the ages and Manny shows us that living in a new community with many young families helps to keep a spring in one’s step. Full link to bio: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Introducing Gustavo: Gustavao (“Gus”) and his young family are a mix of Latin European and Latin American blood, and from his account of their lives at home they have found a wonderful blend. Gus is from El Salvador and his wife is from Italy. A Latin home would not be complete without a love of joyous, uplifting music and wonderful food, designed to share with neighbours, friends and family. Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Introducing Chris - one of the very first Woodlea residents, with a passion for engagement with those around him and the Woodlea community in general. Chris was selected as being representative of “traditional” Australian caucasian background, but learning of his Maltese descent reminded us that it is only the indigenous Australians who aren’t derived from somewhere else! Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Meet Boyce - our first resident to feature in the 'Faces of Woodlea' Video Series. New Zealand born and bred but with a strong Cook Islands heritage, Boyce tells us of the central role that dance plays in his family life and cultural traditions. He is committed to continuing the cultural tradition throughout his immediate family. Watch the video below and get read his full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea