Arbor’s design team were inspired by a clear vision: to enhance, protect, and celebrate the unique character of the surrounding environment.

The gently undulating shape of the land lends a special character to Arbor. Extensive plantings of native and indigenous species create important habitats for local birdlife, while the carefully designed path network, play spaces, architecturally designed shelter and seating nodes provide ample opportunity for residents to pause and appreciate this special environment. Mature eucalypts along McMullen Road have been protected and enhanced through responsive design.

A central green spine creates a view axis to the environmentally significant Gum Scrub Creek, a short stroll to the east, as well as providing a landscaped bookend to each of Arbor’s streetscapes, ensuring each home site shares a visual connection to nature.

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Home sites at Arbor are generously proportioned, creating a premium neighbourhood feel with more green space around every home. The most common lot depth is thirty-six metres, affording residents greater opportunities for entertaining, landscaping and outdoor lifestyle.  

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Arbor has been meticulously planned, down to the smallest details.

Perfect north-south street alignments ensure homes achieve optimum solar orientation. This maximises sunlight in winter and minimises it in summer, increasing comfort and reducing energy costs.

Energy efficient LED street lighting cuts down energy consumption by 80% compared with traditional streetlights, while wiring provision in all garages makes sure homes are ready for future electric vehicle charging.

A recycled water network saves water consumption and best practice water sensitive urban design means that Arbor’s storm water is cleaned naturally before entering the environment.

Over 20,000 native and indigenous plants and trees provide important habitats and contribute to maintaining local biodiversity. Kerbside green waste collection reduces landfill and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.

Even Arbor’s Land Sales Centre is powered by accredited 100% renewable electricity.

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A new benchmark.

Arbor has received national acclaim for its exceptional sustainable design, awarded the highest certification level a project can achieve. 

The scientifically based, independent EnviroDevelopment accreditation has recognised Arbor for its outstanding performance in all six elements of ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water, and community.  

Arbor is the only residential development in Cardinia Shire to achieve this level of environmental approval.

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