Central Station Metro awarded 6 Green Star rating


Earlier this year Laing O’Rourke announced its ambition to be a net zero company by 2050. But achieving this will not be easy. It will require our people to re-think the way that we deliver projects to make them more sustainable.

Our journey took a huge step forward recently, as our Laing O’Rourke Central Station Metro project in Sydney achieved a 6 Star Green Star Design Review rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, representing World Leadership in sustainable building design. This is the first Laing O'Rourke project to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating.

By collaborating with our client Sydney Metro, architects Woods Bagot, and the Aurecon GHD design joint venture, a number of outcomes were recognised. These included a 90% reduction in potable water consumption, implementation of a Climate Adaptation Plan, 123% reduction in Life Cycle Environmental impacts associated with materials specified and an energy efficient design including a 100% Offset of Operational Energy.

Our people have continued to build on our industry-leading diversity and inclusion agenda, with the rating also recognising our Reconciliation Action Plan including exceeding our targeted expenditure with Indigenous-owned businesses.

We know we have more to do, but it is great to know we are on track to achieve an overall 6 Star Green Star - Custom (Sydney Metro) certification and through the power of our experience we can continue to build a more sustainable transport network for Sydney.