Barangaroo sets new benchmark for liveable cities

23 Mar 2016

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has awarded a 6 Star Green Star rating to the Barangaroo South precinct.

Buildings assessed using the Green Star performance rating tool can achieve a Green Star rating from 1 to 6.

The Council made the assessment based on the sustainability performance of Barangaroo South across five impact categories - Governance, Innovation, Liveability, Economic Prosperity and the Environment.

The GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew, said; “This 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating represents ‘world leadership’ in the design and delivery of sustainable communities. When one in 20 CBD workers will be coming to Barangaroo South each day, the impact this development will have on people is obvious. This is what a sustainable city looks like.”

Barangaroo South is Sydney’s largest urban renewal project since the 2000 Olympics and is targeted to become Australia’s first large scale carbon neutral community.

Barangaroo is one of only 17 projects globally to be part of the C40 Cities-Clinton Climate Initiative’s Climate Positive Development Program.

The precinct is capable of being water positive, with an on-site blackwater treatment plant capable of supplying one million litres of recycled water a day to the precinct and surrounding suburbs.

Barangaroo is also targeting zero net waste to landfill by 2020.