Frasers Property Australia has set up its first Sustainable Finance Framework, the first to define an entire portfolio as sustainable assets using the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) ratings and also the first of its kind framework for sustainability-linked bonds and loans in Asia Pacific from a real estate company.
Residents can save up to $25,000 over the next five years
SYDNEY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018 – Frasers Property Australia has unveiled a solar package bonus offer for purchasers at Fairwater in Blacktown that could make their home significantly more energy efficient, leading to much cheaper energy bills.
The package is on offer to purchasers who buy from a selection of new homes before 28 February 2018. It includes a free 4kW Solar Pack with Tesla Powerwall, valued at $18,000 fully installed.
Combined with the geothermal heating and cooling system accessible to every Fairwater home, it means residents could save as much as $7,0001 on energy bills in their first five years in the community.
Those who take advantage of the offer will enjoy the many benefits of solar energy, ensuring their home has a significant buffer against rising energy costs. Other benefits of solar energy typically include increased home values, potential access to Government rebates and a reduced carbon footprint for environmentally conscious residents.
Additionally, installation of the Tesla Powerwall is an effective way for people to future-proof their lifestyle, as it can store energy for use at any time, an important innovation given the increase of electric and hybrid cars coming onto the market.
The solar offer complements the other environmental initiatives such as geothermal heating and cooling that make Fairwater one of Australia’s most progressive sustainable communities.
First-home buyer Lukas Szymanek and his partner moved into their Fairwater home in 2016 and he says the home’s energy saving initiatives have made a big difference to their comfort and energy costs.
“We really support the geothermal system that Fairwater is using. Frasers Property has made a conscious effort to create a sustainable development. The system is well hidden and barely noticeable, but makes a huge difference to the environment, our energy costs as well as our comfort,” says Lukas.
Dino Carulli, Sales and Marketing Director, Residential NSW, Frasers Property Australia says the solar offer applies to a variety of homes, including one of Fairwater’s most popular designs, the four-bedroom Haven townhome.
“The architecturally-designed three and four-bedroom townhomes are already under construction and will be ready to occupy in August 2018. They are Torrens title, meaning no strata levies,” says Mr Carulli.
“Fairwater at Blacktown is one of Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star Communities and has been recognised throughout the industry for its green credentials, architecture, parks, lake and bushland environment, which all contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
“The growing community is now around 700 strong, with residents enjoying their homes, the environment and making the most of free daily Live Life Get Active fitness classes.”
Fairwater was the first large-scale residential development in the southern hemisphere to adopt geothermal heating and cooling technology in every home. Combined with the new solar offer, residents can potentially save around $1,500 per year in energy costs, based on a three-bedroom Fairwater home compared to the average energy cost of a similar home in Blacktown, using assumptions regarding equipment specifications and usage patterns.
Fairwater recently scooped two awards from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), receiving the Award for Excellence in Masterplanned Communities at UDIA’s 2017 NSW awards and receiving the 2017 National Award for Excellence in Residential Development.
Set on a 38.5-hectare former golf course and with more than nine hectares of open space, Fairwater offers picturesque landscaped surroundings, lakes and ponds, boardwalks, walkways and pramways, a playground, water play area and learn-to-ride bike track.
People wishing to discover the benefits of living in a connected community just 1km from Blacktown CBD and railway station need to be quick, with limited homes still available.
The Fairwater Display Village and Sales Centre is open seven days a week between 11am and 4pm. Visit www.fairwaterliving.com.au or call 13 38 38 for more information.