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Lot 21, Corner Cocoanut Point Drive and Eagle Place, Seaspray, Cocoanut Point. (Cocoanut Point Drive is off Svendsen Road, Zilzie).

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Officially opened for public inspection: early May 2006
Closed for public inspection: now

Project summary

Sustainable Home Zilzie was constructed in Seaspray, the Capricorn Coast's new $200 million master planned residential community, near Emu Park (Yeppoon). Designed from the very beginning to protect its important surrounding environment, Seaspray's developers donated more than half the Seaspray site for the creation of a new National Park, Cocoanut Point National Park - Cocoanut Point Section, permanently protecting it for future generations.

Sustainable Home Zilzie, and all Seaspray homes, will protect and respect the natural environment. Design and building covenants ensure homes blend with their surroundings and buffers on allotments protect the adjoining National Park. Climate sensitive designs, rainwater tanks, solar power and environmentally-friendly materials such as timber from renewable resources will be among the features of Seaspray homes.

Key facts

Project coordinator / Project managers
Project manager: Peter Macgregor, Seaspray Project Management
Project coordinator: Seaspray Project Management

Consultant partners – architect, builder, engineer etc
Architect: Architectural Practice Academy (APA) in association with Malcolm Middleton Architects
Builder: Terry McElhenny Builders, Yeppoon
Engineer: Short Engineers

Major sponsors

Commenced: September 2005
Completed: May 2006

Lot size
Land: 741m2

House size
Floor area: 215m2
Number of bedrooms: 3

House and land sale price $525,000

Design workshop

Malcolm Middleton, Architectural Practice Academy and the Sustainable Homes project team were involved in design workshops to create the design for Sustainable Home Zilzie.

Design feature

All living spaces are located on the northern side of the house to maximise the site's northern orientation. Shading, screening and overhangs have been incorporated to assist in keeping the home cool in summer. The home's passive design also includes raked ceilings and bedrooms are located to maximise cross-ventilation.

Materials were selected that combine durability, cost efficiency and low embodied energy. The home's cladding offers thermal protection and is made from 100% recycled material.

A rainwater tank for personal drinking and garden use was included to reduce consumption and costs.

Principles of safety, security and accessibility have also been successfully incorporated in the design of the home.

Key objective

They key objective of this home was to showcase sustainable housing design and living to the Central Queensland community. Designed especially for the Capricorn Coast climate, this coastal home will provide comfortable living for a lifetime. It demonstrates how simple, cost-effective design solutions can improve the way you live, be cheaper to maintain and also help protect our precious environment.

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Last updated December 2006

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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