Australia’s most sustainable public building, Library at The Dock, part of Lend Lease’s Victoria Harbourcommunity has officially opened.

Delivered through partnership between Lend Lease, the City of Melbourne and Places Victoria, Library at The Dock has been designed as a centre-point for the Victoria Harbour and Docklands greater community.

Cr Arron Wood, Chair of Council’s Environment portfolio said Library at The Dock is a revolutionary addition to Melbourne’s skyline, setting new environmental benchmarks for future developments.

“Taking a modern approach through innovation and a unique partnership with Lend Lease and Places Victoria we are proud to deliver Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star-rated public building,” Cr Wood said.

“Located on the waterfront of Victoria Harbour and anchored by a new park and children’s play space, the library provides a place for culture, community interaction and learning representing world leadership in sustainable design.

“The City of Melbourne has set ambitious climate and environmental requirements for its operations and the library will set the standard for future public buildings within the municipality, helping us to evolve into a truly sustainable city.”

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