UDIA Environmental Excellence Award 2020

14 May 2021

Moremac Property Group has taken out top place in the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) awards, placing first state-wide in the Environmental Excellence category for their Point Lonsdale project ‘The Point’.

One of the ways we strive to achieve sustainability commitments at The Point is with our water system, which was recently recognised for having ‘the most sophisticated water system in Victoria’. Moremac has successfully established a sophisticated tidally based waterway, as well as developing a complex sustainability masterplan for our residential community at The Point. 

This water system is a fully monitored water quality solution to protect the RAMSAR-listed Swan Bay, Lakes Cutting and Lake Victoria. With an aim to effectively blend environmental conservation and urban development, The Point is delivering a water solution that has been designed along 6.2km of winding canals. These canals are engineered to be self-sustaining by flushing tides in a single direction to maintain water quality around the waterway structure. There will also be another set of culverts that are being constructed under the Bellarine Highway and Fellows Road which will assist in completing the loop in the waterways so there will be a full tidal flushing movement.

At The Point, we are dedicated to achieving a high level of sustainability as we continue to develop our award-winning community in Point Lonsdale. We are focused on protecting and enhancing the local environment, using resources responsibly and reducing our ecological footprint.

When The Point was acquired back in 2013, Moremac’s goal was to bring the environment back to life through a bold recovery plan. This plan aimed to see life back in the area and continued growth of a community that protected and enhanced the natural ecosystem in Point Lonsdale. 

We have since been nationally recognised as an EnviroDevelopment in all six areas of Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water, and Community. This recognition empowers us every day to do better. After inheriting a site with soil contamination, illegally dumped water and other complexities, our team knew this was our chance to address all environmental, structural, political and social challenges.

Moremac’s Project Director, Doug Vallance is truly proud of what Moremace has been able to achieve on-site at The Point. “It is a prosperous and flourishing living environment with significant parts preserved for conservation for all time. It has been one of Moremac’s most rewarding projects”.

To learn more about The Point’s sustainability commitments, or to join our award-winning community, contact our team today.