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Curtin receives 6 Star Green Star rating

March, 2020

Curtin Exchange Precinct south west aerial

We’re thrilled to announce that Curtin University has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star - Communities rating for our innovative Greater Curtin Master Plan.

This certification was awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and highlights the University’s continued commitment to creating a sustainable and thriving campus. The 6 Star rating represents ‘World’s Best Practice’ and is an increase on the 5 Star Green Star – Communities rating that Curtin first achieved in 2015.

Green Star is an internationally recognised sustainability rating which assesses the planning, design and construction of large scale development projects across five categories including governance, liveability, economic prosperity, environment and innovation. This achievement represents Australia’s second ever Green Star Communities re-certification with the increase from 5 to 6 Green Stars largely due to the Master Plan’s focus on liveability and innovation.

The Exchange precinct is the first large scale development to be delivered as part of the Master Plan. Not only is it being designed in line with Green Star – Communities guidelines, but each building is also targeting a Green Star – Design and As Built certification.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said to receive re-certification is testament to Curtin’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

“Curtin was recognised for its vision to become the most accessible University campus in Australia by 2030 and was commended for providing access to a wide range of amenities and public transport, encouraging healthy lifestyles, developing sustainable buildings and storm water management systems, and recognising and celebrating culture, heritage and identity,” Professor Terry said.