Edgewood Estate, a 40-hectare residential estate in the northern Wollongong suburb of Woonona, NSW, was originally a clay quarry and brick making operation prior to being purchased by Village Building Co.

The community of around 700 homes includes a diverse range of housing types such as detached homes, townhouses, apartments and seniors’ living.

After a century of brick making, the site was severely degraded and required considerable restoration before development could commence.

Environmental initiatives include:

  • Recycling over 250,000 tonnes of material for use in the development.
  • Restoration of creeks.
  • Reduction of downstream storm water run-off problems.
  • Development of landscaped recreational areas for the benefit of community residents.

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