VicUrban @ Officer, is located in Melbourne’s south east corridor. Currently the open land is being transformed into a vibrant residential and retail precinct with large parkland and wetlands. The scheme employs the VicUrban standards of environmental consideration which include energy efficiency and responsible use of energy, Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) which conserves and manages water, biodiversity and the control of ozone-depleting substances during construction to positively assist health and the atmosphere.
The VicUrban initiative attempts to integrate sustainable solutions for living together with excellence in design and commercial viability. The overall scheme has achieved four Australian awards so far, two for landscape, one for urban design and one for the Melbourne Docklands’ (also a VicUrban project) ESD Guide.