Water Management

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  • Water initiatives at Peet’s Riverbank community in Caboolture, Queensland include manual weed removal (rather than pesticides) to protect the health of the river, rainwater tanks, and storm water re-use for toilet flushing, clothes washing and lawn watering. 
  • Peet’s Shorehaven at Alkimos was the first development in WA to receive UDIA EnviroDevlopment accreditation in recognition of its outstanding water management, which includes water efficiency and stormwater use on public open spaces, investigation of alternative water supplies for irrigation, and the provision of water saving initiatives to homebuyers including a 2500-litre rainwater tank and waterwise landscaping package.
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design is a feature of Peet’s Burns Beach, with all stormwater reused on site and swales incorporated into landscaping. Peet supplied soil additive for all front gardens to improve water holding, and all homebuyers were also provided with a sustainable front garden package featuring low water-use and native plants.
  • A 10.2-hectare creek line and Wetlands Conservation Area have been protected as part of the development of Peet’s Avon Ridge at Brigadoon, helping to earning the estate UDIA EnviroDevelopment accreditation in the categories of ‘water’ and ‘ecosystems’.
  • Peet encourages new homeowners to maintain Waterwise gardens by including Waterwise front garden landscaping in its ‘Flying Start’ package for purchasers.
  • In 2011, Peet, in collaboration with Melbourne Water, designed a bund to protect the Greenvale Reservoir – an important water source for Melbourne adjoining Peet’s Greenvale Lakes community. The bund also provides opportunities for the development of walking and cycling paths around the reservoir.
  • Peet used fly ash modified soil to treat the fine sandy soil conditions at a number of Western Australian estates including Lakelands Private Estate and Burns Beach. This treatment has proven highly successful in maintaining nutrients in the soil, minimising the need for fertilisers and reducing any leaching of unfriendly nutrients into ground water and waterways.