Sustainable Communities

Prince’s Trust Australia’s Sustainable Communities portfolio showcases exemplar developments and inspires positive change in the built environment through the delivery of related education and training for young people, students and professionals.

Sustainable Communities strategic priorities include:


a community of people who share common values in traditional building, architecture, urbanism and environmental sustainability


with and inspire young people and students to become interested in traditional building, architecture, urbanism and environmental sustainability


educational and training opportunities for students and professionals to become skilled in traditional building, architecture, urbanism and the environment


new developments and mange heritage conservation projects as real life exemplar’s for Government, industry and the public to be inspired


environmental projects that support the development and building of sustainable communities

Education and Training

To support the delivery of our showcase developments, Prince’s Trust Australia will provide education and training programs in areas such as traditional trades, building, architecture, urbanism and sustainability. Prince’s Trust Australia is currently developing the 2019 education and training program.

Programs will be delivered with Trust partners such as INTBAU Australia (International Network of Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism), which is a global educational network which also works under the patronage of its founder H.R.H The Prince of Wales and is dedicated to creating better places to live.

"Undertaking the Prince’s Foundation Summer School has given me an insight into the tools, materials, design methods and philosophies that should shape not only the way we conserve and manage heritage of the present but also the considerations that need to be made when thinking about future development."

- Camilla, INTBAU Australia Member, Prince’s foundation Summer School Scholarship Recipient

Prince’s Trust Conversation Series

A celebration of contextual architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and sustainability to mark the INTBAU World Congress in London this November.
For the remainder of 2018 Prince’s Trust Australia in partnership with INTBAU Australia will be delivering the following activities:
  • Thomas Hamel 18th September (Sydney) – Interior Design
  • Panel Discussion with Thomas Hamel, Paul Bangay, Michael Bell and Justin Hewitt 19th October (Melbourne) - Como by Design Event
  • Shaneen Fantin 25th October (Brisbane) - Indigenous Architectural Design
  • Michael Bell 8th November (Sydney)  - Traditional Architecture

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Prince’s Terrace Adelaide

Working in partnership with Defence Housing Australia and South Australia Renewal, The Prince’s Trust Australia developed ‘The Prince’s Terrace’ in Bowden, Adelaide. The development demonstrates world class sustainable residential design and innovation. Utilising traditional architecture and materials to not only respect local heritage, but to also promote local character and enhance place identity.

The development consists of eight three storey terraces and four single storey mews apartments, which are now home to twelve serving Defence Force families. The development merges good design with sustainable building practices, attesting to its commercial viability and was the first in Australia to receive a 6 Star Green Star design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

The Prince’s Terrace's sustainability credentials include:

  • The first 6 Star ‘Design’ and ‘As Built’ rated project in SA
  • The first 6 Star Multi-Unit Residential ‘Design’ and ‘As Built’ project in Australia
  • Highest scoring Green Star project in SA (across all rating tools)
  • Uses 50% less energy and 50% less potable water use than a typical urban townhouse
  • 40% carbon footprint reduction when compared to a standard house
  • 95% of all waste generated in the build has been recycled


  • Excellence in Sustainability Award 2018
    The Urban Developer Awards

  • Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year
    2018 HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards

  • Green Building of the Year 
    2018 Architecture and Design Sustainability Awards 
  • Multiple Dwelling
    2018 Architecture and Design Sustainability Awards 



Sydney Mid-Rise Exemplar

Watch this space for our next exciting project.  We are in discussion with NSW Government regarding a development to showcase ‘density done well’, delivering contextual architecture in response to local character and engaging young people in the construction of the project.  The project and its location will be announced in the coming months.