Green estate could be way of the future

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FAMILY CONNECTION: Developers Dion Stevenson and Trish Curtis, with grandson Luke Jones (2) and daughter Caitlin Jones, are excited about their environment-focused Wangaratta housing estate. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

DEVELOPERS of a new green housing estate under construction off Wilson Road hope their approach is the way of the future.

Kaluna Estate backs onto Kaluna Nature Reserve, a 5.2 hectare remnant of river red gum bushland bordered by the King River, a billabong, and a levee bank which separates the reserve from Merriwa Park.

The area’s historic trees, and the fact it is a haven for other local flora and fauna, encouraged estate owners Dion Stevenson and Trish Curtis to offer incentives to buyers to help maintain the natural surrounds.

Those purchasing a block receive a $500 voucher from Park Lane Nursery to encourage them to buy and plant native trees, as well as a developer-sponsored one year subscription to Landcare.

“We also have a bunch of convenants that will hopefully provide a bit better environment than your typical development,” Mr Stevenson said.

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