Future communities rely on a healthy, sustainable planet and with climate change an increasing concern, we know we need to act now to ensure generations to come can thrive.
This is why we work with people and organisations who prioritise sustainability and the environment in their practices, looking into innovative ways to future-proof communities.
We have worked with the team at Peet Limited since the mid 90’s, bringing communities around Western Australia and the broader country to life.
One of these projects has been the annual planting day at Lakelands Estate, which has seen more than 20,000 shrubs planted through a collaboration between Peet Limited, Creating Communities and Mandurah Baptist College.
By educating younger generations about the importance of the natural environment, Peet Limited is ensuring that future generations grow up knowing the importance of this work.
Peet Limited Regional General Manager Paul Lakey said the partnership between Peet and Creating Communities has been building vibrant, sustainable communities for more than 20 years.
“Although Peet constructs the physical infrastructure of a community such as roads, parks, schools… the social infrastructure is equally as important,” he said.
“This is where the relationship between Creating Communities and Peet has been so fruitful.
“Environmental sustainability is vitally important to Peet. As a developer we can an influence on the physical environment whilst providing much needed housing to the local community.
“As such, it’s important that we not only respect this but that we enhance the environment whenever we can whether it be through tree planting, enhancing wetlands, researching new water-saving technologies or providing environmental workshops for residents.”
Creating Communities Senior Consultant Kylie Elsegood Smith said it has been a joy to be part of such an incredible community partnership.
“It has been wonderful to work with Peet Limited and Mandurah Baptist College on this wonderful program,” she said.
“And the good news is, while the program has finished on the Lakelands Estate, the school will continue to run the program into the future by using the grown seedlings to revegetate the school.
“Seeing the energy and passion that these young people have for the environment, leaves me certain that the future is in good hands.”