The transformation of an old Sydney golf course into NSW’s first 6-star Green Star community was deemed worthy of the NSW Government’s Green Globe Award for the Built Environment.

Developed by Frasers Property Australia, the Fairwater residential development in Sydney’s Blacktown was acknowledged by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage at the recently held Green Globe Awards for its initiatives in large-scale residential precinct developments and creating sustainable living for its many residents.

“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,” said Ray Baksmati, Development Director at Frasers Property Australia.

The 38 hectare development, designed by architect Stephen Birrell and landscape architects McGregor Coxall, was not only the first project to achieve the benchmark 6-star Green Star rating, but was also a finalist in the 2016 Sustainability Awards (landscape element). 

The NSW Government’s Green Globe Awards are an environmental recognition program, celebrating excellence, leadership and innovation in sustainability.

The Built Environment Award recognises 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.

Westpac’s St.George, Barangaroo Branch and DEXUS Property Group’s 5 Martin Place were awarded commendations in the Built Environment category, while Mirvac’s 275 Kent Street was named a finalist.