Lendlease has opened a new sales and information centre for its upcoming community development in South East Queensland, Yarrabilba made from Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT).

The project continues a recent spate of development within Australia using the low carbon material, including the recently topped-out  six-storey International House Sydney at Barangaroo and a three tower residential CLT project at Macarthur Gardens in Sydney which also well underway and is already the largest CLT project ever to be undertaken in Australia.

An innovative building material used as an alternative to concrete and steel, CLT has a low carbon footprint, with the timbers sourced from certified sustainably managed forests and the production process producing zero waste.

As is the case for its Barangaroo project, Lendlease has once again sourced its CLT from Stora Enso’s Ybbs unit in Austria for the Yarrabilba sales and information centre.

General Manager for Communities in Queensland, Guy Gibson said the centre sets a new benchmark in the use of sustainable materials at Yarrabilba.