Creation of parks and protection of open space
The design of the new community includes substantial areas of open space, with parklands, conservation areas and wildlife corridors. The existing on-site mature vegetation will be retained, protected and enhanced, as Stockland committed to the local community.
Open space as a feature: A minimum of 25% of the site will be open space, which is over 25 ha and the equivalent of more nearly 50 football fields.
Large destination park: The community will also feature a high-quality, destination park set across 2 hectares which will be easily accessible by footpaths and bike-paths.
Feature waterway: A new waterway will feature across the community, comprising 20% of the site, which is nearly 19 ha. Much of the waterway will have a walkable waterfront. The waterway also provides flood protection, similar to the function of the Twin Waters canals.
High quality landscaping: Stockland proposes a very high standard of landscaping within the new Twin Waters community. The higher standard of landscaping would be managed within a ‘benefited levy’ arrangement. This is consistent with existing arrangements in Twin Waters.