Our Breezes Muirhead residential development in Darwin’s northern suburbs has taken out two awards at the 2015 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Northern Territory Awards for Excellence. The awards included tops honours for Environmentally Sustainable Development and Masterplanned Development.
Breezes Muirhead was masterplanned to meet the specific needs of Top End families, with a focus on sustainability, open green space and delivering a cohesive and vibrant community that enjoys strong connectivity to neighbouring suburbs.
This residential community is environmentally and socially responsive, designed to integrate positively with Darwin’s tropical climate and provides contemporary housing to cater for a diverse demographic.
‘DHA is committed to delivering communities that meet the needs of residents today and into the future. We are delighted that UDIA NT has recognised that Breezes Muirhead demonstrates excellence in sustainability,’ said John Dietz, General Manager Property Provisioning for DHA.
‘Breezes Muirhead’s popularity demonstrates that families appreciate the sustainability initiatives that have been implemented, from the masterplanning to the inclusion of more than 20 hectares of open green space,’ said Mr Dietz.
Allotments at Breezes Muirhead are orientated to capture the prevailing cool sea breezes within a staggered lot template that delivers lots in a wide range of sizes.
Our project team’s commitment to innovation as a means to deliver a vibrant and sustainable community has been integral to its success. The re-orientation of the masterplan to optimise the impact of the coastal breezes and the ‘breezeway model’ are prime examples of this,’ Mr Dietz said.
The breezeway model challenges standard practice urban design in tropical climates. Breezeways separate dwellings and channel prevailing breezes through the site, creating a side yard well-suited to outdoor entertaining.
Design guidelines encourage the construction of climatically responsive houses that minimise environmental impact, and balance comfort and affordability with sustainability.
Breezes Muirhead’s Builder Display Village features nine display homes which showcase energy saving initiatives. Designs capture the essence of the tropical lifestyle, with houses that feature broad eaves and verandahs to reduce reliance on air-conditioning and provide perfect spaces for al-fresco living.
For more information about Breezes Muirhead visit breezesmuirhead.com.au.