The Newtown Silos embody a number of sustainability initiatives including the following:

Architectural design

  • Adaptive re-use of buildings for new purpose
  • The recycling of demolished materials during construction
  • Balcony balustrades obscure permitting natural clothes drying
  • Cross ventilation where possible
  • Car stacker uses less floor space and construction materials than traditional carpark


  • Gas hot water
  • Appliances minimum 3 star energy rated
  • Natural ventilation to silos lobbies where possible
  • Carbon monoxide monitoring controlling variable speed carpark exhaust fans
  • Bathroom ventilation on time switch for some apartments


  • All showerheads AAA rated
  • All wcʼs dual flush
  • All dishwashers 3 star WELS rating
  • Minimising non-native planting and utilizing drought tolerant species