Landscape Victoria Industry Award – Judge’s comments – “The project at Mullum Creek in Donvale is a fantastic exemplar of a natural built landscape. The hydrology and ecology of the site has been well-considered, with runoff from the development site treated by a constructed wetland before it enters the nearby Mullum creek. Indigenous plantings have extended the remnant vegetation into the landscape and wetland, from seed previously collected from the site. Furniture, fences and bollards were milled on-site from timber that was already on the property. Much thought has been put into making the Mullum Creek development a beautiful, sustainable landscape.”
We have been really impressed by some of the construction materials being used at Mullum Creek and thought we would share one with you. Helix Steel Rebar is being used in concrete slabs at Mullum Creek in lieu of traditional steel mesh reinforcement. This product is made from recycled steel and reduces the amount of steel required.
Go to the Building Green section of the Mullum Creek website to find out about other sustainable building materials, or contact us if you are using a material you think your neighbours would like to know about.
In early 2019 GECA revised its standards in line with global best practice and advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Because some insulation batts and blankets that were previously certified no longer meet GECA criteria (based on formaldehyde emissions amongst other markers), they can no longer carry their certification. Though some glasswool products are not completely without formaldehyde, they were classed as having low VOC emissions which previously qualified them (amongst other criteria) for GreenTag level B or GECA certification. But this is no longer the case.
Here are some great events and activities that are happening this month:
Sustainable Macleod Vegie Swap – Saturday 20th April (11am-12pm)
All are welcome to come along, they are swapping, giving away fruit & vegetables and plant matter, you may be able to pick something up for your garden. Every 3rd Saturday of the month.
Mullum Creek is located on Wurundjeri country.
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Custodians of the of the land and respect their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.