Googong's green side
Googong's bright green future.
There are plenty of reasons why Googong was awarded the Green Building Council of Australia’s first 5-Star Green Star – Communities rating. Our Integrated Water Cycle management system reduces Googong’s potable water use by about 60% and allows us to recycle over half of the township’s waste water, helping us keep the town greener all year round.
In addition, non-potable water is plumbed back to every Googonian home. In fact, Googong’s 18,000 residents will use less water than just 6,500 residents in an average Australian community.
23% of Googong is dedicated to open space which includes playing fields, kilometres of walking tails, playgrounds, a restored chain of ponds, tennis courts, netball courts, playing fields and more.
Every single home in Googong has been built to exceed required sustainability standards. We go above and beyond to preserve the natural environment around Googong. The town’s been planned to ensure that facilities are within walking or cycling distance from residential areas, reducing car usage. We’ve even got a community garden where residents can meet to grow veggies, flowers… and friendships!
We have an active Googong Landcare Group, and a Wombat Rescue community group to help treat wombats in the region with mange.
And our Community Manager is employed to help residents establish strong community networks, host residents only functions and events, as well as public community events, set up clubs and help organise sporting groups, education programs, and more.