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Fraser Coast Regional Council


44 Honiton Street, Torquay, Hervey Bay.

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Project summary

In December 2006 Hervey Bay City Council started construction of Sustainable Home Hervey Bay. The home is located in a well-established area, has been designed appropriately for the area's local market conditions, and suits a second or third homebuyer.

The architects, The TVS Partnership have designed the home with Hervey Bay's sub-tropical coastal climate and high humidity in mind. The design is responsive to the hot summer, mild winter, definite dry season and distinct seasonal temperature variation.  The house received a 5 star BERS rating when the architect did the analysis house.

The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is an appropriate size and layout for several different family types.   The house has room for a family with 2 or 3 children, and has the potential to accommodate elderly relatives, overnight guests, or a home office.

Key facts

Climate zone
Sub-tropical – Climate Zone 2  

Project coordinator
Fraser Coast Regional Council (

The TVS Partnership (

Ausmar Homes (

829m2 site

Commenced: December 2006
Completed: July 2007

Construction cost
$270,000 approx.

Ausmar Homes


Wide Bay Water Corporation
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Con Souvlis Betta Electrical Homemakers & Sleepzone


Last updated April 2009

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Department of Public Works
Illuminating Engineering Society
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Queensland Master Builders Association
Queensland Government