15 Dec 2020
Each of the terrace homes within the Minnippi Quarter demonstrates considered architecture and attention to detail. Thoughtfully blending the indoors and out, the homes feature generous courtyards ideal for entertaining with friends and family.
As a developer, Frasers Property continually strives to find better ways of conducting business, and the Australian group is currently undertaking a number of innovative sustainability trials that look to provide customers with the chance to live better now while actively contributing to a greener future for their world. At Minnippi Quarter in Queensland, residents have been given a unique opportunity to offset the carbon emissions associated with the materials and construction of their homes.
It is called Build Neutral, an ambitious initiative built on a simple concept — similar to offsetting carbon when purchasing a flight. It is an Australian-first in the property industry and an initiative that Frasers Property Group hopes will have far-reaching impacts through conversation and participation.
The initiative puts the power in the hands of the customers through an opt-in process, offering a way in which residents can be part of taking practical climate action and contribute directly to support projects that strive to reduce or mitigate carbon emissions, whilst reducing the overall outlay of carbon emissions through thoughtful design and material options.
Located in Carina, a suburb situated just eight kilometres from the Central Business District in Brisbane, Minnippi Quarter will consist of 172 boutique terrace homes, 20 land lots, and amenities.
Frasers Property Australia is offering homebuyers of Minnippi Quarter a Build Neutral package that allows them offset the carbon emissions associated with the materials and construction of their homes. Above is the roadmap on how customers can be involved in this initiative.
Through Minnippi Quarter’s Build Neutral initiative, residents will support communities both locally and globally, furthering Frasers Property’s commitment to a more sustainable future.
Frasers Property Australia purchased the offsets from South Pole, with 50% being allocated to the in Australia, and 50% to the Kariba Forest Protection project in Zimbabwe. The offsets purchased within Australia support Queensland farmers to create alternative revenue streams by restoring native vegetation regeneration on marginal and degraded agricultural land. By excluding stock and managing pests, this regenerated vegetation sequesters 88,000 tonnes of carbon over 27,000 hectares.
And across the Indian Ocean in Zimbabwe, the package will support the . First established in 2011, the programme has prevented more than 18 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere. With a focus on preventing deforestation and land degradation across a 785,000-hectare area, the project supports sustainable regional development and the independence of local communities. Activities include education around nutritional gardening, safe water access, health clinics, and training sessions.
The terrace homes within this newly crafted community have all been designed to create a seamless blend of indoors and out. It's the perfect example of where considered architecture meets a boundless outdoor lifestyle, inspiring a new way of living.
As a 5 Star Green Star rated community, the terrace home precinct at Minnippi Quarter has multiple other sustainability initiatives, including:
Construction work on Frasers Property Australia's A$121 million masterplanned community in Brisbane's east has commenced. The 5.2 hectare residential community is targeting completion in early 2022.