Located in South West Sydney’s Edmondson Park, Ed.Square is a connected urban neighbourhood with a 6 Star Green Star - Communities certification.
The bid for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and a commitment to a ‘green Games’ and sustainable Olympic village catalysed Australia’s green building movement. More than 20 years later, the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA), part of the NSW Government, is building on that legacy to deliver greater sustainability and reduced carbon emissions.
From inception to operation, creating a climate positive community is embedded at the core of Barangaroo South.
Ginninderry, which will one day span four suburbs across ACT and NSW, was among Australia's first 6 Star Green Star communities. Now, five years on, the masterplanned community has been recertified to a 6 star, world leading standard – gaining extra points for innovations worthy of applause.
It is little known that a Green Star-Communities project has to be recertified every five years during its construction to ensure that commitments made at planning and design stages are truly delivered. Perth’s Curtin University is one of few projects that have successfully pursued and achieved recertification, and it is the first Communities project ever to improve upon its Green Star rating in process, upgrading from 5 Stars in 2015 to 6 stars in 2020.
Taking a stroll through West Village, in Brisbane’s eclectic suburb of West End, its credentials as a world class sustainable community come to life. Brimming with cafes and casual dining, gardens and abundant open space, West Village is transforming and connecting the local community through a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating.
It’s hard to imagine that a community the size of Ginninderry can achieve a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating, but it’s done just that.
The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide brings low-carbon lessons learnt in the UK to Australia – and shows why innovative thinking and clever design can create spectacular, sustainable outcomes that stand the test of time.