Natural Environment

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  • Peet established the Burns Beach Foreshore Management Plan in 2007 to protect and maintain the integrity and biological diversity of the Burns Beach foreshore reserve, a stunning 2.6-kilometre stretch of beachfront land.  Since then, Peet has undertaken extensive weed control, dune stabilisation and revegetation with local species, and the installation of beach access points and pathways.  
  • Population studies show the population of brown bandicoots and possums at The Village at Wellard in Western Australia is thriving thanks to Peet’s comprehensive environmental program including controlled access, a revegetation program and community education.
  • Working with the Moreton Bay Regional Council and Wildlife Warriors, Peet helped to track and relocate a colony of koalas near Warner Lakes. This followed the completion of a new access road in 2010, which was designed with fauna-friendly dry culverts, which allow fauna to cross safely under the road.
  • Thousands of indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses have been planted in and around the Cardinia Lakes community in Victoria as part of a 10-year environmental project to protect and revegetate natural bushland in the area. The program also includes grazing control, weed control and eradication and the installation of nesting boxes for possums, bats and birds.
  • Peet preserved almost half – or 393 hectares – of its Avon Ridge at Brigadoon estate as natural bushland, providing a link between the community and adjoining conservation areas and national parks.  
  • Peet funded the purchase of more than 950 hectares of land approximately 40 kilometres east of its Shorehaven at Alkimos estate for the preservation and protection of the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.
  • Roads, medians and services were moved to retain more than 1,000 mature Jarrah and Tuart trees during the development of The Village at Wellard. The estate features 28 hectares of landscaped parks, a 17-hectares Bush Forever site and 10 hectares of conservation wetlands.
  • Peet’s Avon Ridge at Brigadoon had a strong focus on retaining and increasing vegetation. More than 70 mature trees were identified and protected within the estate and fauna-friendly fencing was also used to allow native animals to move throughout the site.
  • Peet worked with the Wildflower Society of WA to provide residents with helpful information about gardening in the unique coastal soils found at Burns Beach Estate. Through the estate’s newsletter, the Wildflower Society of WA provided practical information and detailed images about the local soil types and native plants ideally suited to the conditions.
  • Hollow logs were harvested during site clearing for The Village at Wellard and used to create habitat for brush-tailed possums.
  • Peet engages fauna specialists to capture and relocate animals, including reptiles and marsupials, prior clearing for many of its estates – including Lakelands Private Estate, The Village at Wellard and Warner Lakes.
  • Peet invested $1 million on a revegetation program to restore the creek which stretches through its Warner Lakes estate in Queensland – and more than $10 million in innovative engineering and design to create a 20-hectare landmark lakes and parkland precinct for the estate.
  • Construction of the $6 million Flax Lily Creek wetlands at Peet’s Aston community in Craigieburn, Victoria takes in almost seven hectares of landscaped parklands with viewing decks and walkways – providing a sanctuary for residents and visitors to relax, explore and discover native plants and wildlife.
  • At Peet’s Riverbank community in Caboolture, Queensland more than 60 hectares – almost a third of the estate – has been set aside as public open space featuring an extensive natural riverside reserve and a number of smaller neighbourhood parks.