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Coasting : Issue 5 Nov 2009
21 www.coastingtoday.com.au • CORE SURFBOARD • NOMAD BODY BOARD • WEST SPRINGSUIT • SKIM BOARD • BOARDCOVER • SUNNIES • CLOTHING PACKAGE • AND MORE! Se e in store for details. Prize Drawn On Saturday 1pm 19th December. THESURFSHOP OPEN 7 DAYS Fountain Plaza ERINA 4365 1397 Lisarow Plaza LISAROW 4329 5666 A8638549-5Nov 2 W 4 GENERAL ADMISSION $3 PER CHILD BOOK YOUR PARTY NOW at Reception! Party Guests will receive a kids meal, drink, ice cream, lolly bag and party hat. Only $12 per child. JUMPING CASTLE, GAMES, DANCING AND LOADS OF FUN! c8638505-5Nov Land, Nathan Huon, said a strong sense of community had been established at Kooindah by the masterplan, sensitive housing and landscape design, and the community's use of shared facilities and public space. A sense of security also appealed to residents living in the 60-odd occupied houses on the 252-lot development, he said. "About 40 per cent of the residents here are younger families, and it's my assessment that Kooindah offers safety and security and a lifestyle that you don't find in a normal suburb," Mr Huon said. While about half of the residents at Kooindah had moved from Sydney suburbs, the remainder were largely from neighbouring Central Coast suburbs, he said. And the fact that a "high percentage" of the residents were not golfers suggested that other facilities and the low-maintenance aspect of life at Kooindah were also drawcards. Residents enjoy a range of on-site facilities including access to the golf course, Endota Day Spa and four-and-a-half-star resort (managed by Mantra) as well as: an indoor and outdoor pool; gymnasium; spa and sauna; children's playgrounds; and community room (for use for weddings, parties, anything...) Green credentials There was a time when golf courses were considered environmental disasters which consumed huge amounts of water, contaminated the surrounding run-off areas with fertilizers, and necessitated the clearing of vast tracts of trees. Modern golf courses such as Kooindah, however, can now be prouder of their green credentials. Mr Huon said a range of innovative, environmentally sustainable design principles had been implemented to maximise energy efficiency, conserve water and minimise waste during the construction of Kooindah. There is a plant nursery on site for the propagation of shrubs and trees for use on the golf course. Some 300,000 locally endemic species have already been planted. Homes include features such as low-energy light bulbs, light sensors and switches for individual lights, and airconditioning controls for each room. On the golf course, the ePar system, a software package that manages the use of fertilizers and chemicals, has been introduced voluntarily; Trash screens filter rubbish from kerb inlet pits and grass pollutant traps are installed on the main stormwater system; and Recycled timbers are used in the interior design of the resort. GRAND ENTRY: The entry boulevard leads to the distinctive resort building. SECURITY: About 40 per cent of residents at Kooindah Waters are young families. VIEWS: The gymnasium overlooks the outdoor pool.
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