Sustainable design flourishes as sales soar at Ellendale

24 June 2022

A leading-edge environment-first design focusing on retaining and enhancing the topography, vegetation and native waterways of Cedar Woods’ Ellendale community in Brisbane is seeing biodiversity flourish as its population increases. 

In partnership with award-winning landscape architects Place Design Group, Cedar Woods has regenerated wildlife corridors at Ellendale within years, rather than decades. 

An extensive five-year planting program has involved more than 189,000 trees, shrubs and ground covers, with more than 40 per cent of the masterplan preserved as green space. 

Ongoing fauna management and rehabilitation includes the establishment of 64 squirrel glider poles, 320 nesting boxes and 120 metres of fauna underpasses, supporting locally and nationally significant species including koalas, squirrel gliders, possums and owls. 

The achievement has been recognised at a state and national level, with Ellendale and Place Design Group awarded the prestigious 2021 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Landscape Architecture Award for Land Management. 

Cedar Woods Queensland State Manager, Michelle Wooldridge, said the community, located at the foothills of the D’Aguilar Range in Upper Kedron, embodied Cedar Woods’ core value ‘we think about tomorrow’. 

“Our focus is on creating a self-sustaining landscape that will continue to thrive long after we have completed development,” she said. 

“To date, we’ve delivered more than 440 homesites at Ellendale, supporting a population of more than 1400 people, while dedicating almost 60 hectares of natural bushland and green space to Brisbane City Council. 

“As construction continues on the next stages of the community, we’ll be working on retaining, rehabilitating and enhancing new corridors of the highest ecological value, with a further 31 hectares of open space to come.” 

Ms Wooldridge said the opportunity to live amongst nature, just 12 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, was appealing to buyers, with more than $60 million of homesites sold in the past year. 

“The level of interest continues to grow exponentially,” she said. 

“We’ve fielded more than 3,000 enquiries for Ellendale in the past 12 months alone, which is an incredible achievement and recognition of the desirability of the community and its unique location. 

“Our land releases have been consistently selling-out in a matter of days, with a total of 100 lots launched and sold in the past year. With each release, the project has seen increasing value for residents with new benchmarks consistently being set for the project.   

The high level of interest and engagement saw Ellendale named as one of three finalists in the Land Campaign of the Year (Queensland) category of the prestigious AREA Awards by 

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