Our Smart Choices

At Royal Park, all our choices are made with sustainability in mind. We try to act using the principles of Reuse, Renew and Recycle. When making purchases or choosing suppliers we look for local, clean and green wherever possible.

Some of the smart choices we have made include:

  • taking the old hot water service to scrap metal, not to landfill
  • generating energy from 1.5kW solar system
  • choosing 100% Greenpower
  • developing our community garden
  • installing water tanks for the garden
  • building a compost for organic waste
  • planting a community orchard
  • choosing products made from recycled materials
  • using low voc (volatile emitting compounds) paint
  • switching of powerpoints and lights when not in use
  • choosing local businesses as suppliers
  • adding insulative compound to exterior paint
  • choosiing water based sealant for the floor
  • installing instantaeous gas hot water
  • installing Energy Saver gas heaters
  • installing energy saving light globes
  • installing an induction cooktop
  • planting local indigenous plants in surrounds
  • partnering with BREAZE, Leigh Catchment Group and Ballarat Permaculture Group.