24 new apartments are proposed to the old garden on St Kilda Hill. The garden was originally part of the adjacent mansion gardens extending towards the bay. Again there will be gardens, but this time on the roof.
The roof garden will feature large irrigated planters for each apartment with fruit trees and vegetables, a glasshouse, clotheslines, water tanks, a barbeque and a covered seating area. The space enjoys views over the adventure playground and to the bay beyond.
The north facing apartments under are typically 7-8 star ratings. Along with the solar power, water harvesting, low embodied energy building materials each apartment has dedicated storage areas, a bike locker and there charger point in the basement for elecric vehicles.
The site is ideal for this type of use, being between 4 activity centres, with 16 public transport options nearby. It is in a designated growth zone. All this will help to make this the greenest project in St Kilda.