Woodlea Development (Rockbank) receives EnviroDevelopment certification

Woodlea Development
Aerial Photo of Woodlea development

We congratulate the Woodlea project team (Victoria Investments and Properties and Mirvac) on their recent EnviroDevelopment certification through the Urban Development Industry of Australia (UDIA). Woodlea will include two town centres, childcare facilities, two pre-schools, three primary schools, a high school, maternal child health services and community facilities including a public library. The Masterplan envisages the linking of the Deans Marsh wetlands, the River Red-gum woodlands and Kororoit Creek. 

Woodlea has attained all six elements required for the national assessment process; ecosystems, materials, waste, energy, water and community. The community will enjoy reductions in both energy and water consumption not only for private dwellings but across the whole community.  Approximately 30 per cent of the site has been earmarked for public open space which will incorporate an extensive network of walking and cycling paths. 

Aaron Organ, Director (Ecology and Heritage Partners) and recently appointed advisory board member of the UDIA EnviroDevelopment is delighted with this recent certification.

'Ecology and Heritage Partners is pleased to have worked with Mirvac and VIP over the past 5 years where our specialist team has provided assistance during the Precinct Structure planning and approval process. We previously prepared a comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the nationally threatened Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis, which provides a solid commitment by our client to protect existing habitat (over 30 per cent of the land will be set aside for public open space and conservation), and to significantly increase the availability of breeding habitat for the species through the creation of dedicated (off-stream) breeding wetlands which will be located adjacent to Kororoit Creek and Deans Marsh wetlands. 

'We continue to
work with Woodlea during the construction phase of the project, where we have recently provided advice with respect to the relevant sections of the Guidance Note for the implementation of the approved Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Melbourne's Growth Corridors',
stated Aaron Organ.


Many of our staff are certified EnviroDevelopment Professionals who continue to provide advice and work with our clients as part of their EnviroDevelopment application to be certified under the scheme.  For further information please contact one of our consultants in our Melbourne office on (03) 9377 0100 or

Relevant links:

UDIA EnviroDevelopment - Woodlea Estate

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