There are 65 hectares of bushland around the building that is the natural home or habitat of many native animals such as blue tongue lizards, quolls and thousands of insects. It is also home to some threatened species like the swift parrot and the eastern barred bandicoot.
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Special care was taken with the design and construction of our building so that we could help to protect threatened species and the beautiful bushland ecosystem surrounding the Sustainability Learning Centre.
The building was:
- built in an unused parking lot so that very little habitat was lost in construction.
- designed to avoid birds flying into the glass. Where this wasn’t possible markers called ‘line decals’ were stuck on the windows to stop birds seeing through to the bush on the other side.
Surrounding the building is a ‘Xeriscape’ garden – a cool name for a garden which needs no water and is managed for fire risk.
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Find out more about how and why the Centre has been built to work with the surrounding bushland.