May 25

Bankwest Stadium achieves gold in sustainability

Monday 25 May 2020 6:22pm

Pictured L to R: Daryl Kerry CEO VenuesLive, Joe Achmar A/CEO Venues NSW, Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee MP, Sandra Perosh Lendlease GM NSW Building, Al Baxter Lead Architect Populous.


As Bankwest Stadium opens its doors again for NRL action this weekend, the world class venue is celebrating its status as a world leader in sustainable design.

Bankwest is the first stadium in the world to announce it has achieved LEED v4 Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council.

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the gold certification recognised Bankwest’s high performance in innovation, water savings, energy efficiency, transportation options and materials selection during construction.

“Bankwest Stadium has been a game-changer for sports fans and players but this world leading achievement in sustainability shows it is much more than just a great place to watch footy,” Mr Lee said.

“This stadium was not only designed and built with the spectator in mind, but also the local environment, the local community and the industrial heritage of Parramatta and Greater Western Sydney.”

Lendlease Building General Manager NSW, Sandra Perosh, said the certification was a testament to Lendlease’s commitment to creating the best places while ensuring optimal environmental outcomes.

“We have helped deliver a world class stadium in every sense – merging unrivalled design, construction and operation to create the ultimate fan experience,” said Ms Perosh.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a rating system that covers buildings, homes and communities that are designed, built, maintained and operated to a high environmental performance.

Watch video on key sustainable features

Click here to discover some of the innovative sustainability features which contributed to Bankwest Stadium achieving the world first in LEED v4 Gold Certification. 

Project team for background information:

Bankwest Stadium was opened in April 2019. It is owned and managed by Venues NSW on behalf of the NSW Government and operated by VenuesLive.

Lendlease was the design and construct head constructor, Populous managed architecture, interior design and wayfinding, Aurecon managed structural and civil engineering, wind engineering, ecological sustainable design and building services and ASPECT Studios managed urban design and landscape architecture.

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