Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living in Margaret River

Situated right beside magnificent state forest, it’s sometimes hard to imagine that the lush expanse is right in our own backyard. As a residential estate that is largely characterised by the environment of which it calls home, Rapids Landing does more than simply talk about its sustainable initiatives. Instead, the Estate actively engages with these practices in order to provide a more environmentally-friendly future, for both the region and generations of residents to come.

 An investment in sustainable living is similarly an investment in the future of Western Australia. Minimising any environmental footprint is essential in achieving this goal, and with good planning, community support, and benchmark initiatives, Rapids Landing has provided some of the most pro-active sustainable developments across the state. These include both preserving and respecting the region’s natural resources, as well as water-saving initiatives that are turning the tide on water consumption throughout our nation. 

Your home among the gum trees

The Estate also provides a perfect example of how architectural design and natural resources can be combined, to create a modern development that is both sustainable and respectful to its land. This union also epitomises how old and new can be used together; Rapids Landing celebrates the large marri, jarrah and peppermint trees that grew in the former paddocks and still remain a stoic and beautiful feature of the environment.

 Landscape architect Bill James considers marri “one of the finest specimens in its class” and, as a result, a entire park and surrounding residential lots were designed around it. The marri tree is now a significant feature of Rapids Landing, and has already become a local landmark.

Water saving initiatives

Rapids Landing is one of the few residential developments in the Margaret River region that has introduced mandatory water tanks to every home, as well as being among the first in Australia to provide a developer-paid rebate system. This means that while every home must have a 2,500 litre water tank installed, if this were to be increased to 4,500 litres and above, residents will receive an additional $2,000 awarded in addition to any Government incentive.