Wirraway has set a new benchmark in the Hunter Valley, becoming the first residential community in the region to receive the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s esteemed EnviroDevelopment green tick of approval across; Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community.

This means that Wirraway has been carefully designed to protect the environment and use resources responsibly. We want our communities to leave a positive legacy both socially and environmentally. DHA’s contemporary housing encapsulates innovation, best-practice building and sustainability, using recycled materials and reducing waste, including using low-volatile organic compounds that help to reduce air pollution.

Each DHA home has a minimum 6-star energy efficiency rating, features solar panels and a 3,000 litre rainwater tank, which will help reduce the environmental impact and cost of living for residents. Where possible, homes have been designed to meet ‘silver level’ Liveable Housing Design Guidelines, which means they will meet the changing needs of occupants across their lifetime, from young families, people with a disability or ageing residents.

Download our Sustainable Living at Wirraway brochure to find out more including how to get the most out of solar, top tips for reducing waste and how to save on your energy bills.