Implement energy efficient systems that make the most of limited resources, such as power and water.
Building materials and design elements should be appropriate to context, cost efficient (considering whole of life cost), durable, and be made of parts that can be easily replaced if damaged. Design the park for ease of maintenance from the outset.
For good plant restoration work ensure:
- identifying and protecting vulnerable areas of vegetation, such as wetlands, to ensure their ongoing viability
- using restoration techniques to reintegrate appropriate species that have been lost from the site
- applying best practice revegetation principles. This includes using recyclable sleeves around new plants and ensuring good quality plant stock is used
- working with other conservation agencies and volunteers to share knowledge, learnings and custodianship
- plants grown from a local seed source (located as close as possible to the site) are used. If this is not possible, use plants sourced from environmental conditions similar to that of the planting site
- a seed source is arranged early on in the project