A SUSTAINABLE WAY TO LIVE
" Our vision is to create a benchmark for sustainable living in a location unlike any other. The Cape at Cape Paterson brings together the expertise of local builders and sustainability experts, to create a modern community that is one with the environment"
- BRENDAN CONDON, PROJECT DIRECTOR
Cape paterson Cape and surrounding towns; Paterson is a quiet, charming coastal village with a few general stores and a friendly local tavern. The larger towns of Wonthaggi and Inverloch are only 9 kilometres away and offer a wider range of services, shops and entertainment. Inverloch is a popular tourist destination and the drive there from Cape Paterson is one of the most beautiful coastal drives in Victoria.
The Cape fronts one of the most stunning beaches in the region with; a short stroll from your future front door will reward you with a fresh ocean breeze and panoramic sunsets. There is easy access to a safe swimming beach, perfect for kids of all ages, while a prominent rockpool is great for supervised swimming. Other water-based activities available include snorkeling and sea-kayaking. There are several surf beaches in and around town.
What also makes us unique is our commitment to restoring and protecting our section of the coast, with effort put into replanting native vegetation and trees. Nearby, the Bunurong Marine Park and coastline collectively supports a remarkable range of habitats for flora, fauna and marine life. Part of the Marine Park is protected as a National Park, home to a delicate ecosystem of sea creatures, rocky reefs and kelp forests.
The Cape is located at the corner of Seaward Drive and Wilsons Road, Cape Paterson, approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from south-eastern Melbourne, a short drive from Phillip Island and overlooking the Bunurong Marine Park. The wonderful towns of Wonthaggi & Inverloch are a pleasant 10 minute drive away and offer a selection of cafes, restaurants, schools (primary, high & tertiary), fashion and retail stores, sports facilities, and a cinema. Wonthaggi also has extensive medical service providers. Everything is on your doorstep at The Cape in Cape Paterson
Australia’s first truly sustainable residential project: The Cape is offering 230 home sites, with sales of Stage 3 launched in early 2019. Overlooking the spectacular Bunurong Coast and Bass Strait, residents can walk to beautiful unspoiled swimming and surfing beaches.
Community: Complete with a sports precinct and community facilities, parks, kilometres of walking paths and NBN with optic fibre to every home, The Cape has everything you need in a well-planned modern community.
Space: More than half of The Cape project is dedicated to open space, where walking and cycling tracks meander past native vegetation, parks and barbecue areas.
Believing in difference
Energy efficient design: When you purchase land at The Cape, build your home from one of our 10 unique designs, each featuring 7.5-star energy efficient homes with highly efficient lights and appliances. Alternatively you can choose to customise your own based on our design guidelines. Some of the best builders and designers in Australia are on hand to help you build at The Cape
Precious water: The use of rainwater will increase the availability of clean, fresh water in our community. In addition to mains water, all houses will feature at least 10,000 litres of rainwater storage for use in gardens and toilets, helping to create year-round water security. Excess stormwater will be redirected to collection ponds and filtered back through vegetation into groundwater and natural wetlands.
Clean energy: Each house at The Cape will have a minimum of 2.5 kilowatts of solar energy. Powered by the sun, the community will be capable of creating an annual surplus of clean energy. Electric vehicle charge points are also available for residents who want them.
Food gardens: As a resident at The Cape, you will have the opportunity to
grow your own produce in our specially designed gardens if you choose. The café at The Cape’s Community Centre will also offer our residents delicious meals made from the freshest, locally grown produce.
Active lifestyle: The Cape will offer kilometres of walking and cycling paths, parks, a large village green, and an amphitheater, as well as a sports precinct with barefoot bowls, bocce rink, beach volleyball court and a half basketball court. There will also be a conference centre and café overlooking our community farm.
Protecting natural habitats: A haven for nature lovers, The Cape is designed to coexist with natural Coastal Heathland and Banksia Woodland habitats. Along with local wildflower species, these habitats provide home to native wildlife such as echidnas, wallabies, kangaroos and countless bird species.
Meet the team
The Cape is the brainchild of Brendan Condon, a respected authority in the field of environmental restoration. He brings on board an award-winning team with strong credentials in sustainability and quality modern design, namely Small Giants, Martin Builders, TS Constructions, Australian Ecosystems and The Sociable Weaver.
Small Giants is a Melbourne-based company, with a track record in delivering modern, boutique, and sustainable developments. Founded by Danny Almagor and Berry Liberman, Small Giants recently completed The Commons, an iconic apartment complex in Brunswick, Melbourne, which won awards such as the 2014 State Architecture Awards for Sustainable Architecture and the 2014 Premier’s Design Awards.
THE SOCIABLE WEAVER
The Sociable Weaver is a design and building company that creates healthy, sustainable, inspiring homes that are functional and affordable. Our architectural homes encourage connection to nature, to community and to ourselves. We create homes that are either carbon neutral or carbon positive and we place strong emphasis on building biology to create a healthy home. Along with Feng Shui design principles, permaculture integration, recycling processes, accessibility and more, our homes are considered in every possible way.
Australian Ecosystems (AE) is an ecological restoration and landscape construction company based in Melbourne. The company specialises in restoration of wetland, grassland, woodland and coastal ecosystems, the construction of sustainable landscapes and urban food production. AE operates one of the largest indigenous plant nurseries in Australia, which produces several million plants annually for biodiversity projects.
Builders, innovators & change makers, Martin Builders represent the next generation of leaders in the building industry. With a mission to implement positive change in the world, Martin Builders continues to innovate and translate their knowledge into exceptional design and construction. Winners of Master Builder of the year, all of their homes are constructed to a premium quality with environmental sensitivity at the front of mind.
TS Constructions is a respected Wonthaggi building company, and supporter of The Cape for a decade. They had significant input into the development of our designs and guidelines, and helped make beautiful, high quality, and carbon-neutral housing achievable and affordable. They recently won a raft of accolades at the Victorian Master Builder Awards for the Southeast Region, including Sustainable House of the Year.