Queen’s Wharf Brisbane has become the first development to be awarded the coveted 6 Star Green Star Communities rating in Brisbane.
The multi-billion-dollar integrated resort development has achieved the rating based on how its design will enable social, environmental and economic sustainability outcomes.
The Green Building Council of Australia applauded the development’s ‘liveability’ – including the design of new public spaces and green space for outdoor events, arts and culture and how these will promote active and healthy lifestyle options.
Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said the 6-star rating was a great achievement for the project and it acknowledges the efforts made to ensure the new CBD precinct had been designed in a way that understands and supports how people want to live, and takes into account the scale of the development’s footprint.
“Queen’s Wharf Brisbane has not been designed in isolation, we have considered how the development will be used by all who will come in contact with it including CBD residents, locals, interstate or international visitors,” Mr Crooks said.
Green Star is an internationally-recognised sustainability rating that is a trusted mark of quality for the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings, internal fit-outs and communities.
The Green Building Council of Australia uses the Green Star Communities rating tool to highlight achievements of precincts, neighbourhoods and communities for social, environmental and economic sustainability outcomes by assessing them across five categories: Governance, Liveability, Economic Prosperity, Environment and Innovation.
The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development achieved the 6 Star Green Star Communities rating through features such as the upgraded bikeway, the pedestrian bridge, walkways including the Mangrove Walk along the river’s edge, and car park numbers.