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.