Its colourful, eco-friendly design makes use of brick, timber and steel.
Property Council of Australia National President Daniel Grollo says the annual awards – presented at a gala dinner held in Sydney on Saturday June 13, 2009 – showcased Australia’s finest development projects.
Rouse Hill Town Centre is at the forefront of its class, and focused on the issues of livability, urbanisation and sustainability, Grollo says.
“This year’s winners, including Rouse Hill Town Centre, continue to raise the bar for the industry in setting new benchmarks in excellence, particularly in the areas of innovative and sustainable design and practice,” he says.
Rider Levett Bucknall director Stephen Mee says: “Rouse Hill Town Centre is Australia’s first regional shopping centre to demonstrate a comprehensive approach to world-class social and environmental sustainability, proving that responsible property can be delivered profitably.”
Mee says the Centre’s tagline, ‘where life unfolds’, is fitting, with precincts such as Town Square, Main Street, Civic Way, Market Square, the Backyard Playground and the Secret Garden weaving the development into the fabric of the community.
Other national winners on the night included:
Award for Business or Industrial Parks – Quad Business Park (NSW) Award for Emerging Assets – Sire Montefiore Jewish Home (NSW) Award for Office Developments – AXA Centre (VIC). [Highly commended: Green Square South Tower, QLD, and 7 London Circuit, ACT] Award for Residential Developments – Place on Brougham (SA) Award for Tourism & Leisure – The Sebel & Citigate (VIC) Award for Heritage & Adaptive Re-use – Home (WA) [Highly commended: 88 George St, NSW] Award for Future Leaders – Adam Haddow (NSW) Award for Master Planned Communities – Prince Henry at Little Bay (NSW) Award for Mixed Use Developments – Regent Place (NSW). [Highly commended: Campbelltown Catholic Club, NSW] Award for Local Governance Leadership – City of Whittlesea (VIC) Award for Public Buildings – Melbourne Recital Centre (VIC) Award for Sustainable Development – 101 Miller St (NSW). [Highly commended: The Bendigo Centre and The Gauge, both in Victoria]