Low Impact Urban Design & Development is an approach which recognises that ecosystems have limitations and that we must work within those limitations if our development is to be sustainable.
This applies not only to the environment of Ngārara, but the environment where building materials are sourced. Whole of life costs need to be considered for imported materials, including transport costs and environmental costs at the point of manufacture.
One of the primary objectives is ‘hydrological neutrality’, meaning we design water management systems that will have minimal or nil effect on the levels and processes of water within the development. These principles