UrbanGrowth NSW is pleased to congratulate Australand on delivering The Ponds Shopping Centre, opening its doors on May 30. Its completion represents the final major piece of infrastructure to be built in one of Sydney’s fastest growing suburbs – The Ponds, which was master planned by UrbanGrowth NSW.
The $40 million centre, located on the corner of The Ponds Boulevard and Riverbank Drive in The Ponds, is the first and only retail project in Australia to receive a 6 Star Green Star – Retail Centre Design v1 rating, which represents world leadership in sustainable design.
Green Star is an internationally recognised sustainability rating system for buildings and communities. The Green Star – Retail Centre v1 rating tool assesses the environmental attributes of new and refurbished retail centres in Australia.
UrbanGrowth NSW Head of Retail Matthew Beggs said of the new shopping hub, “This will be the heart of The Ponds suburb, and we celebrate a project that has set a benchmark in residential development for the most successful master-planned project in New South Wales’ history.
“The completion of the retail precinct marks the final piece of the jigsaw greatly anticipated by The Ponds residents. We can all be proud of the legacy we leave behind a vibrant community in one of Sydney’s most sought after suburbs, The Ponds.”
UrbanGrowth NSW Development Director for The Ponds, Jey Mahendra, congratulated Australand on a successful partnership that had delivered exciting urban transformation outcomes for residents. “The success of the project is due to the transformation of community’s big ideas in urban design—to live in homes, with a focus on walkability, public transport, environment and consumption.
“I’m very pleased to have been able to help realise the potential of The Ponds site and bring it to fruition through a successful partnership with Australand.”
The Ponds is testament to UrbanGrowth’s capacity to deliver a world class master planned suburb to a thriving community of 12,000+ residents who call it HOME (House Ownership Made Easy). The Ponds has won 13 Industry awards, including the coveted title of ‘most advantaged suburb’ by ABS, and is a million dollar suburb 40km from the CBD.