Rouse Hill Town Centre achieves a balance between public space as a meeting place, marketplace and traffic way, with links with the natural world and Metro train services.
Guided by ecologically sustainable design principles that account for the warmer local climate, and to maximise the feeling of openness, smart building initiatives reduce shopfront heat and provide shady and waterproof routes for pedestrians. Underground parking means that aboveground areas are a domain for people and not cars.
Rouse Hill Town Centre uses 40% less energy, is on track to use 60% less water and has an eco-footprint 25% smaller than a comparable town centre.
We restored Caddies Creek and its parklands to recreate a thriving 27ha eco-system, which, combined with several parks, provide 32ha of public open space.