Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Developing an Eco-Conscience; THINK GREEN: Over-55s Resort Reuses and Recycles, Setting New Standards for Building Industry

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Developing an Eco-Conscience; THINK GREEN: Over-55s Resort Reuses and Recycles, Setting New Standards for Building Industry

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Byline: Rebecca Masters rebecca.masters@tweednews.com.au

GONE are the days of mindless bulldozing.

A Tweed Heads over-55s resort has decided to transfer 15 mature trees from their original location to Boyds Bay Nursery, where they will be maintained until they are needed to landscape the rooftop garden and building entrance.

As excavation work begins at the Florence Street, Serene Living site, management is continuing to set new standards for re- cycling in the construction industry.

All concrete, timber and metal material from the original demolished sales office has now been re- cycled, 6000 cubic metres of sand removed from the site will be reused in local construction projects, and the construction of the largest rooftop garden in Australia with relocated trees is under way.

Serene Living director Ben Fuller said his team was trying to be conscious of the environment and was using sustainable building methods wherever possible. …

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