Eco-friendly homes break new ground in Warwick
BRUCE Flint will have the first eco-friendly homes in Warwick built within six months following the turning of the first sod on Saturday.
Mr Flint is originally from Killarney but now works as a forensic accountant for banks and insurance companies in Sydney. His hobby is property development.
He has already done two developments in Warwick but his current developments are different - they will be energy rated at 8.5 to 9.5.
Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg turned the first sod at Eco on Coe, a 27 strata titled dwelling staged project, where work will start on the first two units on November 1.
Half an hour later, Mr Springborg turned the first sod on Carmody Gardens, a 10 strata titled development on the corner of Carmody and Wallace Sts.
Mr Flint said he would start in November on Carmody Gardens.
He also has approval for stage 2, Carmody Place, for 34 strata titled dwellings.
"I looked around town and didn't want to build what everyone else was building and believe I am putting something back into the community with eco-friendly homes," Mr Flint said.
Mr Springborg said these projects were cutting edge in economic sustainability in terms of cost of living, energy saving and innovation.
"At 8.5 to 9.5, these projects are well above the normal of around three," he said.
- Eco on Coe - 27 strata titled dwellings.
- Carmody Gardens - 10 strata titled dwellings.
- Carmody Place - 34 strata titled dwellings.