Discovery Rise builds on JCU's growing repuation as a leader in the field of sustainability to provide a distinctive community within a tropical environment.

Discovery Rise is a green community committed to environmental best practice including:

  • Retention of trees and landscape
  • Walk to work, schools, education and recreation services
  • Low energy climate appropriate housing
  • Maintenance of native flora and fauna
  • Self contained energy systems
  • Support for green household intiatives

The campus lanscaping design promotes:

  • Green corridors and shaded walkways
  • Water sensitive Urban Design
  • Green Walls/Green Roofs
  • Planting for a Tropical Campus
  • Efficient energy systems