The Fair at North Watson in the ACT is a 316 home integrated housing development located in the inner North of Canberra and adjacent to the 330 hectare Mount Majura Nature Reserve.

The Mount Majura Nature Reserve is home to the endangered Yellow Box-Red Gum Woodland and habitat for the threatened Swift Parrot, and Village Building Co. is working collaboratively with the North Canberra Community Council, Friends of Mount Majura, Watson Community Association and The Conservation Council ACT Region to enhance the Nature Reserve.

Environmental initiatives include:

  • Construction of a walking trail from the community into the Nature Reserve.
  • Addition of interpretive nature displays.
  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control.
  • Education of community residents to create awareness of the environmentally sensitive areas of the Nature Reserve.

In addition to our standard sustainability initiatives such as solar hot water and energy efficient fixtures and fittings, the development also utilises stormwater recycling to maintain parkland and front gardens and verges. Additionally, all homes are designed with a one car garage to encourage the use of the bus service at the community entrance, thereby helping reduce the carbon footprint.

We want our residents to enjoy living in an environmentally sensitive community that will ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.

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