Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia have overseen an incredible transformation of the previous Carlton United Breweries site in inner Sydney to become an internationally recognised, sustainable precinct.
It was evident to the judges that Central Park’s success, both architecturally and environmentally, has been due to the developers’ commitment and impressive forethought into the location of uses ensuring the vision for a sustainable urban village has been realised.
Best practice benchmarks and aspirations which were established early, including minimum building standards, on-site energy generation and water reuse ensured the creation of a closed loop system providing an exceptional environmental standard for the entire precinct.
The judges were particularly impressed with the unique 1ML recycled water treatment plant on site, recognised as the largest facility of its type in a residential building in the world. This facility recycles stormwater, grey and black water as well as treating 100% of sewage from the site, meeting 100% of non-potable water needs. The developers should be commended for not only offering this benefit to the Central Park development, but also to neighbouring UTS landholdings.
The site as it stands today is a demonstration of the result of these processes done well.