A company in Malaysia has a long-term strategy for protecting the ecosystems we can’t always envision.
Gamuda Parks is an initiative by Gamuda Land to drive consistency in the approach to the implementation and maintenance of parks within our townships. It is set up to spearhead this effort; consolidating the design process, biodiversity enrichment, conservation, township management and education to meet the needs of the future in a wholistic, forward-looking and complete manner. This is parallel with our brand value “Respecting nature and environment” and brand story “Listening to what the land has to tell us”.
We put together a group of experts to implement continuous improvements ideas for the maintenance of the greens within our townships and high rise developments. Our commitment is to create a more liveable environment for our community. A more enjoyable, closely knitted and a better integrated community. We believe our community deserve to live in a well-planned, clean, safe and accessible environment while staying connected to beautiful mother nature.
This initiative aims to formalize how the park environments within Gamuda Land developments are managed and communicated to residents and the general public. One of the approach is through BIODIVERSITY.
How It All Started
We at Gamuda Land fundamentally believe we are custodians of the land. We believe we’re going to leave the land in a better shape than we received it. We believe all our residents deserve to live in a well-planned, clean, safe and accessible environment.
That’s why we believe that listening to the land and living in harmony with nature is what defines our Gamuda Land townships and lets you and your family live a happier and healthier life. When biodiversity robustly returns to the environment we create, it speaks of the quality of the place that is healthy, conducive for living and life-supporting. As we live in places like this, we too will benefit from these good qualities.
People & Roles
DR. Richard Chung, FLSHead, Flora Biodiversity Program
Senior Forest Botanist (FRIM)
Forest Biodiversity Division (Flora Expert)
Dr. Christine Dawn FletcherDr. Christine Dawn Fletcher B.Sc. (Hons)
Conservation Biology, M. Sc. Zoology,
Ir. Dr. Zaki ZainudinDoctor of Philosophy Environmental
En. Mohd Afendi HussinReseach Assistant & Arborist, Eco
Tourism & Urban Forestry, FRIM
What We Have Done
Official Launch of Gamuda Parks
Gamuda Parks was launched in May 2018. Since its inception, we have been conducting biodiversity audit in some of our townships. Studies from the audit will be used as a guidance in how we design our township, how we lay out the parks and lakes, how we select the tree species to be planted, how we can be eco-friendlier in our construction, and the type of material we use.
We have also started collaboration with the Forest Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) and Wetlands International Malaysia (WIM) as advisors and consultants in their respective areas of expertise. To-date, out of our total 7,006.96-acre developments, 1,600 acres are dedicated to green space. We have crafted 334.5 acres of waterscapes, including lakes, ponds, wetlands and streams and planted close to 250,000 trees in our developments.
Gamuda Parks Biodiversity Policy (GBP)
Kundang Estates’ Community Farm saw its first seed on June 16, 2016 with help of our green fingered friends from Eats, shoots and Roots, a social organization which believes that food has the power to bring people together. With their insightful guidance, residents of Kundang Estates can learn just how easy it is to get started and experience the joy of growing their own greens.
Kota Kemuning (c.1997) Central Lake is the heart of Kota Kemuning development, promotes outdoor recreation activities, community gathering space and part of water retention. Recreation activities promote healthy life style living with 25 acre parks surrounding the lake provides the perfect environment for the community to relax and unwind.
The tagline “where nature comes alive” represents our concept which is the wetland park. This approach generates kindness towards minimizing resource consumption, enhance quality of life and at the same time ensuring the well-being of the locals as well as to increase their knowledge on the natural environment. In addition, wetland that act as a water catchment area is a counterweight to the natural ecosystems that will create an ecological diversity of the city (Biodiversity).
Valencia (c.2003) used indigenous woodland belts around the golf course and indigenous wetland plants around the ponds and streams. It’s now home to a wide variety of birds and wildlife; even Hornbills pass through biodiversity is a fundamental component of promoting a biophilic lifestyle.
With its innovative master-planning and award-winning landscape design, the oriental-themed Jade Hills residential development has set the benchmark as a premium lifestyle development.
Boasting vistas of lush greenery, 12 thematic gardens, walkways and modern recreational facilities, all within a secure setting, Jade Hills effortlessly captures the essence of green urban living.
- Jade Hills received an award by ILAM in 2010
- Gold Winner Sustainable Landscape Awards the Edge & Ilam: EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed Property Awards 2018
Gamuda Land has, over the last two decades, planted about 250,000 trees in its property developments, which feature lakes, ponds, wetlands and streams that cover 140ha.
IN a world fraught with worries pertaining to climate change and unsustainability, it is refreshing to hear of property developers championing green initiatives and integrating sustainable practices into their work.
Pemaju hartanah terkemuka, Gamuda Land memegang prinsip bahawa semua penduduknya berhak untuk tinggal dalam persekitaran yang dirancang dengan baik, bersih, selamat dan mudah diakses.
The developer will be commemorating Gamuda Parks' one-year anniversary while celebrating International Day of Biological Diversity on May 27.
STAYING true to key development principles in sustainability – this has been part of Gamuda Land’s DNA for more than two decades.
GAMUDA Land has pledged to uphold biodiversity and sustainability in its township developments with the launch of its Gamuda Parks initiative.
FOR over two decades, Gamuda Land has been creating sustainable township communities, ensuring residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life.