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Frasers Property Australia is aiming to create the world’s most sustainable retail development at Burwood Brickworks in Sydney's inner west.

In terms of design, it’s already a world leader. Frasers Property has just received a 6 Star Green Star Design and As-Built v1.1 (Design Review) rating for the project from the Green Building Council of Australia, representing World Leadership.

Peri Macdonald, executive general manager (retail) at Frasers Property Australia said the shopping centre will attract a lot of visitors due to its unique design and innovations such as a rooftop urban farm.

The 6 star rating follows the announcement that a new six-screen Reading Cinemas complex will headline the super-neighbourhood centre’s dining, leisure and entertainment offer.

Burwood Brickworks will also house a full-line 4,200sqm Woolworths supermarket and Dan Murphy’s store.

Frasers Property is aiming for the shopping centre at Burwood Brickworks to be the first retail development in the world to achieve Living Building Challenge certification.

This means it will generate more energy than it consumes on an annual basis, retain and recycle all of the water it uses, dedicate 20% of its site footprint for food growing, among many other sustainable initiatives.

A mix of on-site rooftop solar PV and off-site renewable energy, utilising the latest in battery storage, will generate 105% of the energy required for the building.

North Melbourne-based Russell & George has been appointed to ensure the base building interior design meets the elevated biophilic design requirements that Living Building Challenge compliance demands.

Designed by Melbourne-based NH Architecture, the 12,900sqm Burwood Brickworks shopping centre will be the heart of the mixed-use community and will benefit from a catchment of some 100,000 people.

The centre is expected to open in late 2019.

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