Built Environment Award

This award recognises demonstrated excellence and innovation in designing, constructing, retrofitting and managing of existing or new buildings, precincts and tenancies. This may be for commercial, residential, heritage properties and infrastructure projects in NSW.

Open to developers, designers, builders, managers, owners, operators and tenants of commercial, residential and heritage buildings and infrastructure projects. It is also open to businesses, individuals, NSW public sector, NSW local councils, community organisations, partnerships between business, non-government organisations (NGOs), government and community groups, research groups, academics and recipients of funding from the NSW Environmental Trust and other bodies.

Meet your winner

Frasers Property Australia: Fairwater

Winner: Frasers Property

Fairwater, Frasers Property Australia's 38 hectare residential development in Blacktown, is built on an old golf course surrounded by communal outdoor areas and ecological precincts. It is the first 6-star Green Star – Communities rating to be awarded in NSW. This project represents initiatives in large-scale residential precinct development which locks in real outcomes in sustainable living for residents.

Winners' comment: 'Winning the Green Globe award is a fantastic recognition of the innovation that has been put into Fairwater and further evidence of how we deliver on our promise of A Different Way of doing things to genuinely serve the needs of local communities - as well as the planet.' – Ray Baksmati, Development Director, Land, Frasers Property Australia.

Meet your highly commended

Cbus Property and DEXUS Property Group: 5 Martin Place, Sydney

Highly Commended: Cbus Property & DEXUS

5 Martin Place was developed by Cbus Property and DEXUS Property Group. The development sets a new benchmark for office buildings in Sydney with its clever architectural design, high-end materials and finishes, and good access to natural light and ventilation.

Westpac: St. George, Barangaroo Branch

Highly Commended: Westpac

Westpac's focus on environmental solutions has resulted in the large urban renewal development at Barangaroo, Sydney. The development is the first retail fit-out in Australia to be awarded a 6-Star Green Star - Interiors rating by the Green Building Council of Australia. The fit-out design ensures water and energy consumption is minimised. All furniture and building materials in the fit-out demonstrate a reduced environmental impact over their entire lifecycle compared to standard products. Social innovations include the provision for community organisations to use the branch premises outside office hours.

Meet your finalist

Mirvac: 275 Kent Street, Sydney

Finalist: Mirvac

Westpac Place at 275 Kent Street is one of Australia's largest office buildings. As Westpac's head office it contains extensive office space plus a food court, child care centre and urban park. Built by Mirvac in 2015, the building was one of the first properties in Australia to achieve a 6-Star Green Star Performance rating. The rating represents World Leadership in operational management and complements the property's 5-Star NABERS energy rating.

Page last updated: 07 February 2017