The Heritage is one of Australia's leading ecologically sustainable golf, residential and leisure developments as caring for and investing in the environment has always been part of the original plan.
Of paramount importance are the strategic measures to give back to the local environment and to invest in the future; including the use of an on site wastewater treatment plant that treats and recycles all sewage and grey water. This water is then reused in the irrigation system of the golf course and landscape areas.
Bird life has increased from eight species prior to development in 1997 to more than 120 species now recorded in and around the Wetlands including Swans, Ducks, Pelicans and Cormorants. Environmental initiatives undertaken on the property including the creation of habitat trees and the installation of bird boxes around the St John Golf Course have been the major contributing factors in this increase.
In fact, the landscaping works have included the establishment of the wetlands and the planting of over 1.2 million plants within the estate and on the banks of the Yarra to restore the riverbank environment.
The Heritage consists of 28 hectares of native bushland, 30 hectares of rehabilitated wetlands, including rivers and lakes. Yarra River frontage extending 2 kilometres, 150 hectares of golf courses, 25 kilometres of walking tracks and includes over 1.2 million native plants.
Unlike other golf club developments, The Heritage blends subtly into the rural landscape with a family of Deer, Platypus, Wallabies, Kangaroos, and Koalas also eager to share and inhabit our surrounds. To this colourful palette 12 beautiful acres of Botanical Gardens known as Botanica are still to come - Heritage is paradise.