Towards the end of 2009 two couples started an ambitious project promoting sustainability in urban living, which they named "The Green Swing". Until 2013 the main focus has been to complete a small scale, sustainable, inner city development (on 96 Rutland Avenue), as well as setting up a framework (with Victoria Park Community Garden Assoc. & the Town of Victoria Park) to revegetate storm water drains in the Town of Victoria Park. The Green Swing team are now working on their second project on 84 Rutland Avenue, again in Lathlain.
HIA GreenSmart Awards 2014
The Housing Industry Assocation (HIA) GreenSmart Awards recognise HIA members who build or design environmentally-friendly homes, provide solutions to make homes more efficient or create new products for the building industry. Our Genesis project was very successful at both WA and National level this year.
National - We won the category Villa/Townhouse Development! We were also finalist for the Home of the Year.
WA - Our development won 4 HIA WA Greensmart Awards: Home of the Year, Townhouse/Villa Development, Framed Home and Resource Recovery.