TO HELP celebrate the launch of Stage Three of ‘The Cape’ estate at Cape Paterson, the public is invited to join builders and other team members this Australia Day weekend, on Sunday January 27, to tour five of the highest performing sustainable houses in Victoria.
It’s set in a whole estate of beautifully designed, carbon neutral, passive solar homes at The Cape that are averaging over 8-star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) energy efficiency, a national first.
A suite of sustainable builders and designers, including The Sociable Weaver, responsible for Victoria’s first 10 Star home at the Cape, TS Constructions, Adapt Design Group, Beaumont Concepts and Carl Talbot Builders, will host tours of the Cape homes, which have reduced energy bills to around 20 per cent of the bills of a conventional Victorian home.
The Cape is selling quickly, with over 85 per cent of Stage 2 sold in 2018 prior to completion of civil works. Buyers are attracted to the high standard of design, resilience, and passive solar systems that make the homes comfortable in all conditions. Cape homes heat and cool naturally, using passive technology to minimise energy so power bills are a fraction of a conventional house.
They also feature a minimum of 10,000 litres of rainwater storage per home, water efficient tapware.
High speed NBN connection with optic fibre cable to the home, most homes also have provision for electric vehicle charging.
The Cape landscape features extensive walking and cycling paths through wetlands and restored coastal habitats leading to local surf and swimming beaches, in one of the last new estates in Victoria to directly overlook the coast.
The newest addition to the Cape is the “Seastar” an 8.1-star energy efficient home built by Carl Talbot Builders, will be officially opened to the public at 1 PM by the Honourable Russell Broadbent, Federal Member for McMillan.
Stage 3 of the estate will be officially launched by the Honourable Jordan Crugnale, Victorian Member for Bass. The event will be complemented with local Bass Coast musicians, wines, fresh local produce and barista made coffee.
The Cape celebrates the ultimate e-Changer lifestyle – ideal for younger professionals, families, empty nesters and active retirees, who wish to combine healthy, sustainable, low cost living, NBN connectivity, active living and extensive outdoor open space.
The Cape is set in the stunning South Gippsland region with sweeping views from Bass Strait to Wilsons Promontory in the East and Cape Woolamai in the West, and within a 90 minute drive to South East Melbourne.
“With more than 50 per cent open space, a beautiful natural environment and cutting edge sustainable design, The Cape’s community is much more than a group of houses,” The Cape Director Brendan Condon said.
“It is a complete holistic lifestyle, which combines premium modern, resilience, climate adapted, light footprint living, with residents set to benefit.
“As Australia’s first net zero carbon estate, The Cape is producing a large surplus of clean solar energy and has fostered a nationally significant group of skilled designers and builders in Bass Coast, who are leading Australia in construction of energy efficient, resilient, modern homes, and creating the sustainable future of Australian housing.
“We are very proud to be recognized as Australia’s first net zero carbon emissions estate with the 2018 Urban Developers National Award for Industry Leadership, announced at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane in October, attended by some of Australia’s largest developers such as LendLease and Mirvac.
“Collectively, the five houses open for the day – Seastar, The Cove, Core 9, The Oaks, and the 10-star, homes are averaging over 8 star energy efficiency, are operationally carbon neutral, and save up to 80 per cent of their energy costs compared to state average homes, while keeping our residents cool and comfortable in the heatwave conditions that are gripping much of Australia. It is something to be very proud of.”
Inspections from noon to 4pm Sunday, January 27 at 14 Sunlight Boulevard, Cape Paterson.
Tour ‘The Cape’ on Australia Day weekend