On behalf of The Cape team, happy new year. Here is a quick summary of progress and milestones at The Cape at Cape Paterson over the past few months.
Final stage construction is well underway. Following on from the rapid sell-out of the previous stage, where 65 lots sold in a few months, we have our civil contractor working away on completing the last 42 lots at The Cape, including a variety of homesites with views over waterways and new wetlands, as well as the long awaited home sites on Weathertop Crest. We call these final lots our “unicorn homesites” because they are so exceedingly rare on the Victorian coast, and they are a bit magical, with uninterrupted expansive views across Bass Strait. From Weathertop Crest you can see Cape Woolamai to the West and Wilson’s Promontory to the East.
Our team are in the process of constructing new areas of wetlands and waterways in the Final Stage, as well as new sections of walking and cycling paths and new parks. We expect civil works to be complete in the first half of 2022, followed by grass establishment, planting of waterways and completion of general landscape. Stay tuned for the release of our Final Stage lots in the first half of 2022 once the civil and landscape elements are complete.
The Final Stage includes homesites with uninterrupted views of Bass Strait – very rare in the Victorian coastal market
Our Final Stage includes the creation of a number of new wetlands and restored creekline, walking and cycling paths and pocket parks
The Cape in the media – saving money, energy and carbon emissions
The Cape was featured recently in the Australian Financial Review who shone a light on the significant annual cost savings being achieved at The Cape where homes are averaging 8 star energy efficiency (a national first), have efficient all-electric fit-out, solar power and provision for electric vehicle charging. This combination allows our residents to eliminate gas and petrol bills, and slash electricity bills which can help them save over $5000 per annum. The Cape currently has around 10% electric vehicle uptake, which is quite high compared to the rest of Australia where uptake of electric vehicles is currently closer to 1%.
Modelling performed by energy efficiency expert Richard Keech indicates that if all homes added an EV to their efficient gas free solar powered homes, savings across the community could exceed $1 million per annum compared to a conventional community with 6 star gas electric homes and petrol cars, as well as around 3400 tonnes of CO2 per annum. $1 million per annum savings across 230 homes is highly significant and is a good news story showing Australian households and communities can move to a net zero future quickly and save a lot of money in the process.
The Cape is achieving an average of 8 star energy efficiency across all homes, a national first
Cape homes stay warm in winter and cool in summer - effortless comfortable living
We are proud that The Cape won two significant state awards in November 2021, including the Premier’s Sustainability Award for Climate Action - Industry Leadership, and our landscape was judged Best Sustainable Landscape at the 2021 Landscaping Victoria’s Master Landscapers Awards, which is great recognition for our landscape team from The Sustainable Landscape Company/Australian Ecosystems.
The Premier’s Sustainability Award marks a collective effort by a broad team over more than a decade, including the hardworking teams at TS Constructions, The Sociable Weaver, Beaumont Building Design, Adapt Design Group, Harris Build, SJD Homes, North South Homes, The Sustainable Landscape Company, Adam Dettrick Architects as well as a number of great initiatives by our residents.
More information on these awards can be found here. A comprehensive list of awards won by The Cape and our partner companies can be found here – it is becoming quite a list!!
Our sales center is currently closed over the Christmas and New Year period and will reopen on Saturday 8th January. We hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year, stay safe over the break and see you at The Cape in 2022.
The Cape public landscape was judged Victoria's best sustainable landscape at the 2021 Landscaping Victoria awards
Final Stage will see areas that were previously paddocks transformed into restored wetlands and new habitat areas