The real benefits of connecting with nature go well beyond the pure enjoyment factor. Octave’s green active space lets the whole community enjoy physical outdoor activities, feel healthier for it, and in turn benefit from a reduction in health risks and physical ailments.
But it is the emotional wellness benefits that should not be underestimated. It is well researched that connecting with green space has the power to make people feel calmer and at ease, while increasing social interaction and even reduce anxiety, isolation and stress. So much so, a VicHealth report on the topic documented ‘daily contact with nature actually has a positive effect on lowering blood pressure and reducing stress levels’.
A major planning aim of Octave has been the creation of an inspired botanic landscape. Where a balanced and active outdoor lifestyle for future residents supports the physical and emotional wellbeing of the whole community.
Key to this pursuit of wellness, is the undeniable acceptance now that significant health benefits arise from daily contact with nature and green space. A VicHealth report concluded that ‘residents of neighbourhoods with abundant green space tend to enjoy better general health’.
As a new estate, Octave couldn’t be better placed to offer the positive wellbeing benefits connected to open green spaces, resulting in a natural harmony of creek, large green places and conservation areas.