Lendlease’s Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Communities v1.1 certified rating, representing Australian Excellence in sustainable precincts from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

Springfield Rise was assessed for its sustainability performance across five impact categories – Governance, Liveability, Economic Prosperity, Environment and Innovation. 

Some of the community’s high-scoring sustainable initiatives include dedicating land for community facilities, maintaining and improving the ecological value of the surrounding conservation area and safety around construction sites. 

“[Lendlease’s] innovative approach to engaging the community on the important issue of safety around construction sites is to be particularly commended,” says GBCA CEO Romilly Madew.

“The idea of partnering with local school students to produce artwork that reinforces the safety message and affixing it to construction fencing is a terrific example of fresh thinking that can deliver highly effective results.”

According to Matthew Wallace, MD of Lendlease’s Communities business, the idea behind Springfield Rise is to facilitate a “connected, village-like atmosphere that supports social interaction, sport and recreation, retail, education and business.” 

“Our success lies in the enjoyment experienced by residents, visitors and workers in the communities we create and the ability to establish a community that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable for generations to come.”