Booran Reserve’s sustainability features spark finals berth

October 3, 2017 by  

One of Caulfield and Glen Huntley’s newest open spaces has been acknowledged for its many sustainable attributes.

Booran Reserve has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Awards in the category of Built Environment.

The latest accolade prompted congratulations to all involved in the Booran Reserve project from Glen Eira Mayor Mary Delahunty who said the Premier’s Award recognition was well deserved. She added:

“Glen Eira prides itself on providing some of the best parks and gardens in Melbourne. The redevelopment of this former water reservoir into one of Melbourne’s best parks further enhances this reputation.”

She said from the project’s outset, from graphic design stage to completion, the theme of sustainability had featured.

Sustainable features such as solar panels to help offset power use, LED low-energy lighting, and a huge 500,000 litre system that captures water for re-use on garden beds and lawns have all been included in the project.

As a former water reservoir, she said, it was also important to retain the water theme as well as to incorporate it into the many features of the park.

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards have been held for the past 15 years, with the ongoing aim of promoting innovation and leadership in sustainability.

A special Awards ceremony will be held on October 26, at which all the winners of each category will be announced.