Stockland launches sustainable Solas at Aura featuring cool roads technology

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08 September 2023

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Stockland has launched Solas at Aura, an urban village in Nirimba with a focus on sustainable living, including climate-responsive technology and innovative design.

The boutique Solas at Aura community will comprise 210 new residences including a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom, architecturally designed terrace homes.

Stockland Aura Senior Development Manager Genaea Keith said the new Solas at Aura urban village is designed to focus on energy efficiency with the potential to lower utility costs for homeowners through sustainable inclusions.

“Many Sunshine Coast locals are seeking a more sustainable way of living. The homes in Solas at Aura urban village use a combination of optional solar and mandatory home design features, including LED lighting, off-peak energy enabled appliances, peak-smart enabled air conditioners and low-absorbency rooftops to help increase energy efficiency and keep homes cooler,” Ms Keith said.

“We’ve also been working with business SuperSealing to utilise CoolSeal asphalt technology as part of Stockland’s ‘Cool Streets Initiative’ which will help to reduce the temperatures of roads.

“Across all Stockland’s communities, we prioritise liveability, sustainability and connectivity. Solas Aura residents will have access to more than 200 kilometres of walking paths and cycling veloways, which connect the broader Aura community and encourage residents to live an active and healthier lifestyle,” Ms Keith added.

Homes in Solas at Aura will start from $499,900* with optional solar packages from $4,600* and will be delivered by three of Queensland’s leading builders, AUSMAR, Thompson Sustainable Homes and Vantage Homes.

SuperSealing General Manager - Sales and Operations, Cameron Pascoe said the organisation was delighted to be working with Stockland.

“The application of the CoolSeal product will bring significant benefits to the community by reducing road asphalt temperatures by up to14 degrees Celsius. The application also lowers ongoing road maintenance costs and promotes environmental sustainability by incorporating recycled products including bitumen, high quality hard mineral fillers, polymers and recycled materials,” Mr Pascoe said.

Solas at Aura is located opposite the future Nirimba retail centre and adjacent to major sports parks.  Residents will also enjoy more than 350 metres of Aura Brook frontage at their doorstep and have easy access to future walking trails and boardwalks with links to dog parks and neighbourhood centres.

* Price correct as at 8 September 2023.

About Aura
On completion, Aura will have over 200 kilometres of walking paths and cycling veloways, connecting the community and encouraging residents to live active and healthy lifestyles. It will also feature its own Central Park, a 120-hectare regional park, 10 sporting grounds as well as parks and playgrounds within 400m walking distance of every home, linking residential areas to local employment precincts, schools, the city centre and local neighbourhood retail centres.