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HERVEY BAY

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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Location

44 Honiton Street, Torquay, Hervey Bay.

Display period

NOW CLOSED

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 (www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au)

Architect
The TVS Partnership (http://www.tvspartnership.com.au)

Builder
Ausmar Homes (http://www.ausmarhomes.com.au)

Land
829m2 site

Construction
Commenced: December 2006
Completed: July 2007

Construction cost
$270,000 approx.

Builder
Ausmar Homes

Sponsors

Wide Bay Water Corporation
Boral
Hyne Timber
Con Souvlis Betta Electrical Homemakers & Sleepzone

 

Last updated April 2009

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Department of Public Works
Illuminating Engineering Society
Australian Green Development Forum
Bendigo Bank
Housing Industry Association
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Urban Development Institute of Australia        Australian Institute of Architects
Planning Institute of Australia
Queensland Master Builders Association
Queensland Government