New Masterplanned Community North Of Narangba Aims For 6-star Green Star Rating

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Kinma Valley, Moreton Bay’s newest masterplanned community, is aiming for a six-star Green Star rating with more than 30 percent of the project to be dedicated to open space.


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A project of Lendlease, the upcoming $500 million community targets the highest green star rating by incorporating green surroundings with sustainable innovations and conserving flora and fauna in the region. 

“We will focus on recycling in the construction of Kinma Valley. Mature trees will be relocated, where possible, to provide shade along the streetscapes while facilitating a tailored approach to managing local waterways, which treat stormwater naturally while adding to the area’s beauty,” Lendlease said.

Kinma Valley (Photo credit: communities.lendlease.com)

To ensure that the masterplan respects the habitats of native wildlife and provides environments for them to thrive, developers have also worked with ecologists, environmental consultants and leading koala experts. 

Green Star communities provide a rigorous and holistic rating across five impact categories–governance, liveability, economic prosperity, environment, and innovation. 

Masterplan 

The 234ha site will feature a total of 2,500 lots and is set to be home to over 6,500 residents upon completion, which is estimated to be after 10 to 15 years.

Situated in Narangba within the Moreton Bay region, the new community will have six existing local schools which will support the area, 6km of cycle/pedestrian trails, and a 31-ha central park.

Developers will be repurposing a large house on site which will become the Neighbourhood Hub.

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Designed by Brisbane-based Vokes and Peters, the 3,000sqm neighbourhood hub will be a place for locals to catch up, have a coffee, and enjoy the connected environment in which they live.

According to Lendlease, early buyers included everyone from young families and first home buyers to empty nesters and retirees. Many of the first residents were actually single females attracted by affordability and the chance to get a foot on the home ownership ladder.