Polaris Town Centre

Challenging the idea of the typical suburban neighbourhood shopping centre

Location: Wurundjeri Country, 1056 Plenty Rd, Bundoora VIC
Status: Complete

Australian Urban Design Awards 2018 - Built projects – local and neighbourhood scale (Shortlisted)

UDIA Victoria Awards for Excellence 2017 - Environmental Excellence

UDIA Victoria Awards for Excellence 2017 - Urban Renewal Award

UDIA Victoria Awards for Excellence 2016 - Winner of Urban Renewal Award

Polaris represents one of Melbourne’s first examples of ‘main street’ masterplanning and has set benchmarks as a proven approach to urban design. The masterplan delivers a true mixed-use precinct providing housing diversity, community facilities and quality public realm.

Polaris has already set benchmarks as a sustainable community. It goes beyond green to include social connection, aesthetics and functionality. Low-rise design is climate responsive for reduced energy and water consumption, construction practice and lifestyle amenity focuses on less waste and use of environmentally friendly building materials were selected.

"We understand it takes a long time to build something that will be home to many generations. We are privileged to have this opportunity with Polaris. It is not a burden but indeed a rare blessing to create a place that people want to call home!"
Andrew Wyman