Lochiel Park is a model ‘green’ village located 8 kilometres from the Adelaide Central Business District, alongside the River Torrens in the suburb of Campbelltown.
The 15 hectare site is a former TAFE college that was originally earmarked for a typical suburban housing development. An alternate plan was proposed and delivered by the South Australian State Government’s urban renewal authority, Renewal SA, which resulted in only a third of the 15 hectare site being allocated for medium density residential development, with the remaining area set aside for public parkland, incorporating urban forest and stormwater wetlands.
Launched in 2004, there are now 106 dwellings at Lochiel Park including an innovative apartment building with 23 residences. All houses have a minimum 7.5 Star NatHERS rating and were designed and built in-line with strict energy and water efficiency guidelines that far exceeded what was the norm for residential design and construction, even today.
Lochiel Park serves as a model for other urban developments and assists to inform the public and the property development industry about sustainable housing and land development. Data is collected from all dwellings across the estate through an ongoing research collaboration with the University of South Australia, providing a unique resource for furthering our understanding of the benefits and impact of precinct-scale high performance housing.
For more information on the design features and performance data from Lochiel Park, download the Project Design Guidelines and Performance Analysis Report below.