Sustainable and adaptable housing launches in Hendra
Posted on Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Recently I attended the preliminary launch of a greensmart, adaptable housing design project in Hendra.
The low set house boasts a 7 plus energy rating and has been built to meet the needs of energy smart buyers and residents who require safe, wheel chair friendly housing. It is the first of its kind in the immediate area.
The launch comes not long after the release of Council’s Draft Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan which endeavours to achieve equitable access and inclusion for people of all abilities.
To assist, I’m currently appealing to Council for the construction of a footpath on the eastern side of Pring Street between Brook Street and Gerler Road. I will be writing to residents shortly to gauge their support for this project. The construction of the proposed footpath will complete a missing link in the local footpath network and improve accessibility to local community hubs and facilities.
I welcome the addition of housing projects and developments in our local area that capture the benefits of being greensmart and adaptable, helping Brisbane step closer to achieving status of Australia’s most sustainable city and broadening access of the wider community.