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UDIA awards HillClose the 5-Leaf EnviroDevelopment Accreditation

EDQ is committed to delivering environmentally, socially and economically sustainable communities in Queensland.

HillClose has been accredited with the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s, Enviro Development accreditation. This accreditation recognises HillClose as being a 5-leaf development.

Specifically, the EnviroDevelopment accreditation process is separated into 5 key elements, including waste, energy, materials, water and community.

EnviroDevelopment leaves are awarded to environmentally sustainable developments for the following achievements:


Improved water use through water efficiency mechanisms and / or source substitution such as rainwater and stormwater harvesting.


Reduced production of greenhouse gases and reduced use of fossil fuels. This is achieved through greater efficiencies in energy usage and use of renewable and non-polluting energy sources such as solar power.


Vibrant, cohesive, sustainable communities with good community design; the provision of community facilities and networks; safe, accessible housing and options for the reduced use of private motor vehicles.


Environmentally responsible material usage including reuse of materials, recycled materials and consideration of the life cycle environmental costs of materials.


Comprehensive waste management procedures and practices to reduce the amount of waste to landfill.

Download the EnviroDevelopment Information Brochure (PDF).

Visit the EnviroDevelopment website.

Sustainable living at HillClose

There are many ways that you can save money and reduce household expenses.

Sustainable Living at HillClose

Usually you need to make sacrifices, and do without some of life’s little luxuries.

Imagine if you could cut your energy and water bills in half simply by making a few small design considerations when you build your new home.

At HillClose, we have developed Sustainable Design Guidelines to help you to manage your current and future cost of living.

Sustainability isn’t just good for the planet.

Reducing your energy and water consumption can also save you a significant amount of money in the long term. In fact, we calculate that the average family can save $970* each year on water and energy bills.

HillClose has compiled an overview of all the ways that we're working to save energy, resources and your money. Download your copy of Sustainable Living at HillClose (PDF, 2.8MB).

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