Environment

estate_about_environment_vegetation.jpgCaring for the Environment

Examples of how we care the environment include:

  • Building walkable neighbourhoods
  • Conserving valued trees and heritage features
  • Creating wetlands that treat collected stormwater
  • Providing a wide network of walk and cycle trails
  • Installing energy efficient street lighting in new stages of Manor Lakes
  • Dennis Family Homes seeks to use construction materials that reflect our commitment to sustainable practices

Compliance with the Environmental Protection Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act

Dennis Family Corporation’s Modeina Estate was originally granted approval under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1978 (EPBC Act) in July 2015.

The Approval was entitled “Burnside Development” and bears the EPBC reference 2011/6063.

On 7 March 2017, the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy, in accordance with the Approval, endorsed the Modeina Estate Precinct 2, Project Area B (School Site) Offset Management Plan.

More recently, on 20 September 2017, the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy, in accordance with the Approval, endorsed the Modeina Estate Precinct 2, Project Area A1 Offset Management Plan and the Modeina Estate Precinct 2, Growling Grass Frog Management Plan.

Land estates

One of the Dennis Family Corporation's project managed residential developments in Melbourne (Manor Lakes) is HIA GreenSmart accredited, as are previous developments Rose Grange and The Hunt Club.

Nationally accredited GreenSmart partners are committed to the GreenSmart code of practice, designing land estates that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

Housing

The Dennis Family Corporation is a HIA GreenSmart Regional Partner in Victoria and works to provide environmental leadership within the industry.