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3 Parklink Drive, Redland Bay Parklands Estate, Redland Bay

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Project summary

This sustainable demonstration home was intended to communicate robust and sustainable design as the next generation of project homes. Taking into account the repeatability of project homes this home is adaptable to most sites or can be easily extended or reduced to suit budget requirements. The design deliberately encompassed multiple outdoor living spaces and a flexi room to take advantage of natural energy flows maintaining thermal comfort and a diverse range of living requirements. A central hub provided a pivot point for suitable arrangement of both living and bedroom spaces to suit a multitude of different sites.


Parklink Drive is located towards the entry of stage 2, Redland Bay Parklands Estate overlooking forested parklands. The Redland Bay Parklands Estate is located close to schools, shopping and Weinam creek Marina, the gateway to Moreton Bay Islands.
The Estate embraces a north south orientation to maximize bay breezes and solar comfort. The estate is surrounded by parklands and wide open spaces yet maintains a strong focus on the safety and security of residents.
Pedestrian walkways, bike tracks and a new pedestrian bridge across Moggurrapum Creek allowing direct access to the town centre, further enhances the social sustainability of the area.


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Key facts

Builders, designers and project managers
BB Design and Build are Redland based and see a need for sustainable design.

Local council
The Redlands Shire Council is very supportive of this project and have recourses towards this project.

Major sponsors
James Hardie, Tradelink, Solver Paints & Chromogen

Supporting sponsors
Boral Plasterboard, Curtains Windows, Corinthian Industries, Beaumont Tiles, The Good Guys, C & A Clarke Tipper Hire, Wet – Seal, ESNI Insulation, Solomon's blinds, Redlands Landscape Supplies, Discount Lighting, Showerama, Sunni Clotheslines and Jimboomba Turf.

Commenced: mid July 2007
Completed: mid November 2007

Construction type
Timber framing with insulation and light weight fibre cement sheeting has low embodied energy and requires little heating or cooling energy to maintain thermal comfort. The concrete slab can provided great thermal comfort. A dark matt finished tile was chosen to cover the concrete slab.
Two outdoor living areas are located at both ends of the living arm. With the inclusion of large sliding door areas, the living space becomes a unified area ideal for capturing summer breezes and similarly offers flexible entertaining arrangements all year round.
Provision is also provided for an outdoor patio area on the exterior perimeter of the western wall.

Lot size

House size
Indoor living 170.82m2
Garage 38.891m2
Outdoor living 45.44m2
Total: 255.07m2

Total cost house and land
$489,000.00 inc GST

3 bedrooms and a flexi room which maybe converted into a bedroom at a later stage as the family grows and situations change.

2 Bathrooms. The main bathroom can be used by people with a differing range of physical abilities with wide access and reinforced walls to allow grab rails to be installed at a later stage.

Climate zone

The Redland Parklands Estate enjoys a comfortable sub tropical climate with an average annual high of 24.3 degrees Celsius. An annual minimum temperature of just 13.3 degrees Celsius ensures residents enjoy a mild sunny winter. The average annual rainfall is 1277mm however this is variable. May – September is generally drier than October – April.

Sustainable Design features

Internal environments
The living and bedroom arms are separated by the centrally located kitchen and entry foyer. The master bedroom is further separated by a flexible, multi purpose room enhancing privacy.

This design optimizes desirable climatic elements through multiple breezeway arrangements. The breezeway circulation path connects the living to the bedroom arm and can be fully opened as required.

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Last updated April 2009

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Redland Shire Council Mayor Don Seccombe
formally opens the home

Sustainable Home Redland

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Sod turning ceremony, Mayor Don Seccombe
formally launches the project
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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