A breath of
On the ground floor, you’ll have your pick of fresh herbs and salad ingredients from the bountiful edible gardens, shaded by mature trees. A café breakout zone will also provide shaded seating with a natural backdrop, ideal for casual lunches with friends.
For families, there’s a dedicated nature play area that will provide hours of fun for the kids and help them to run off some excess energy. Hidden laneways and a Secret Garden add even more touches of tranquility, bringing sustainable design to life in the best possible way.
Carbon Neutral Apartment Building
Montreal Commons will be one of the first carbon neutral apartment buildings in Australia, with 100% of the building’s energy coming from renewable sources. The developer-funded rooftop solar PV system will feed a battery system on the neighbouring property through Power Ledger technology shared with the rest of the East Village Precinct community. A number of water-saving and waste management initiatives will also contribute to the precinct’s carbon neutral status, while creating a comfortable and sustainable living environment.
PV Strata Company Ownership
With solar power and grid top-up power supplied to every apartment, you will enjoy a 50% reduction in your annual strata fees. This will be achieved through paying normal Synergy power costs while receiving the full benefit of sustainably-sourced power that normally attracts a premium cost.
Natural air through flow
All apartments benefit from clever architectural design that ensures plenty of natural cross ventilation. Combined with quality double glazing and ceiling fans, this will help to reduce your reliance on air conditioning and create a comfortable living space all year round.
To help you stay in control of your power use, all residents will have access to a Power Ledger app, smart monitor and embedded power network. Additional smart electronic water meters will also allow you to keep track of your water use.
Montreal Commons is on track to receive coveted One Planet Living National recognition, as part of the wider East Village Precinct which is achieving Global recognition. All apartments will also have a minimum 6 and average 7.5 star NatHERS rating, which is significantly above the industry requirement of 6.
A communal bore within the precinct will help to keep the extensive landscaping healthy and lush, while reducing scheme water use and contributing to Montreal Commons’ push towards carbon neutral status. The communal bore is the outcome of a large water sustainability exercise undertaken by Curtin University.
One Planet Living Principles
- Health and Happiness
- Equity and local economy
- Culture and Community
- Land and nature
- Sustainable water
- Local and sustainable food
- Travel and transport
- Materials and products
- Zero waste
- Zero carbon energy