The UDIA NT Awards held last Friday were a great success, with Urbex and the Land Development Corporation teams winning the Environmental Excellence Award for our joint-venture community, Zuccoli Village.
BMD companies Urbex, Empower, BMD Urban and JMAC landscaping came together to develop this award-winning project, showcasing the unique vertically integrated group.
The winning elements in Urbex’s environmentally sustainable design include its development of streetscapes which embrace Zuccoli’s natural setting by retaining native flora and bushland and enhancing the creek-lines which pass through the development.
Housing lots are positioned to maximise solar orientation, capture breezes and overlook vegetation and parklands. Consideration has been given to the natural contours of the site to ease stormwater management for home owners and builders.
A sense of community and connectivity has been achieved by providing open spaces and pedestrian connectivity so that residents can walk or ride to key amenities such as the William Kirkby-Jones Park, with its all ability access and play equipment, and the Zuccoli Plaza a shopping centre which incorporates an IGA supermarket, gym, medical centre, chemist and coffee shop.
More than one third of the areas in Zuccoli Village Phase 1 and 2 developed to date have been retained as natural bushland, and preserving the 17 Mile Camp WWII Heritage Trail.
This award truly celebrates the community in Palmerston, and it’s innovative housing solutions which embrace the natural surroundings on which they reside.
Upon completion, Zuccoli will contain over 900 homes for more than 2,700 Territorians.