BY IAN CROUCH

The push towards sustainable living has been given a boost with news Australia’s largest sustainable city is to be built in the coalfields.

The Hunter Economic Zone has signed a $50 million deal with Delos Australia to build 3,500 homes and units and 800 commercial and industrial buildings at it’s Kurri Kurri site along with a Shopping Complex, Hospital and School.

All buildings in the development will be designed to be energy efficient and built using sustainable principles which lessen the impact on the environment.

Work on the decade-long project is due to start at the end of the year and create 15,000 jobs.

The sustainable city is earmarked for the 3,200 hectare HEZ site Picture: theguardian.com