Mullum Creek homes will be built to a minimum 7.5-star NatHERS standard.

2 April 2014 — Mullum Creek, a sustainable community development in Donvale, Melbourne, has sold over half of available blocks since launching in mid-2013.

The development dedicates 45 per cent of land to bushland and open space, with homes being built to a minimum 7.5-star NatHERS standard.

Developer Mullum said the strong interest suggested there were many Melbourne buyers willing to make lifestyle decisions to tread a more sustainable path.

Sales manager Adam Wright said environmental sustainability, high-quality architecture and rural appeal – thanks to an adjacent green wedge – combined to make a unique offering.

Architectural and environmental guidelines have been developed to encourage high-quality homes, and passive design principles will be implemented to take advantage of natural light.

Mullum is also offering a “design and ESD incentives package” of up to $15,000 to encourage sustainable outcomes, $5000 of which can go towards environmentally sustainable design advice, an embodied energy assessment, an AccuRate assessment and/or a building inspection of ESD elements.

Mr Wright said buyers had predominately been “downsizers” who wanted to reduce their environmental footprint.

Mullum Creek is being built over 20 hectares, with 56 sites ranging from 1000-3000 square metres.

More details here.