Western Australia’s Curtin University has been awarded Australia’s first 5 Green Star – Communities rating for its Master Plan, which proposes to develop and transform the university’s Bentley Campus into what it calls a ‘city of innovation’.
According to Andy Sharp, Director of Properties at Curtin University, the ‘Greater Curtin’ project will “create an economic and innovative urban hub that will increase Curtin’s physical and intellectual capacity.”
The Green Star rating was awarded to the project for its consideration of a number of criteria: governance and innovation, design excellence, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and liveability.
“A 5 Star Green Star rating signifies ‘Australian Excellence’, and provides Curtin University with independent proof that its vision will deliver environmental, economic and social sustainability,” said GBCA Chief Executive Officer Romilly Madew.
Situated on 114 hectares, the Bentley Campus development maintains a long-term focus and aims to transform the entire area over a 20-year period, focusing on education, business, technology, housing, public transport, the arts and recreation.