(L-R): Geoff Dutallis, Lendlease; Lucy Turnbull, Greater Sydney Commission; Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia; Steve McCann Lendlease; Romilly Madew, GBCA; Ken Morrison, Property Council of Australia.

Lendlease’s Barangaroo South project has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Communities rating and, it says, did so with an “unprecedented” number of points – 104.98 out of a possible 110.

“As the world’s population urbanises, there is a greater emphasis placed on the role of the built environment, including place, sustainability and community outcomes,” Lendlease group chief executive officer and managing director Steve McCann said.

“People want to live and work in cities that are liveable, connected, accessible and beautiful. This fits into our company’s ethos.

“The only way for a city to successfully evolve is through partnership and collaboration between government and the private sector; between individuals and groups; between industries and organisations. We are extremely proud of our relationship with GBCA which spans more than a decade and are honoured to be delivering Barangaroo South for the state government.”

GBCA chief executive Romilly Madew said that Lendlease understood that Barangaroo was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build “better place for people”.

“When one in 20 CBD workers will be coming to Barangaroo South each day, the impact this development will have on people is obvious,” she said. “This is what a sustainable city looks like.”

Barangaroo South is set to house 1500 residents, 23,000 workers, and will have more than 80 retail operations and more than 50 per cent open public space.