Traditional Smoking Ceremony Marks Start of Works at Rosebery Engine Yards

Goodman and Taylor welcomed Brendan Kerin from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council to perform a traditional smoking ceremony prior to works commencing.

Brendan Kerin from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council performed a traditional smoking ceremony at Rosebery Engine Yards, with attendees and the site smoked and cleansed for protection. This reflective and rewarding morning was a chance for attendees to reflect on the heritage and history of Rosebery Engine Yards – a development that pays homage to the past but looks boldly towards the future.   

The 11,650 square metre development is defined by a large-scale, single storey floor plate, and sits on 1.9 hectares stretching an entire block in Rosebery. It is considered one of the largest heritage brownfield developments in the area. 

Architecturally striking and cleverly refurbished, Rosebery Engine Yards will feature soaring sawtooth ceilings, retained timber framework and exposed brickworks – a collection of bespoke workspaces rooted in authenticity and reimagined for a new era. 

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Embracing unique heritage features, Rosebery Engine Yards looks to reduce its impact on the environment through innovative design initiatives. Taylor’s experienced ESD personnel will work closely with Goodman to ensure the development achieves the targeted 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built (base building). Sustainability features will include: 

– Utilisation of existing materials from original building and recycled materials 

– Energy and water monitoring systems 

– Rainwater retention for landscape irrigation 

– Rooftop solar panels 

– Daylight harvesting 

– Green power 

– LED lighting and lighting zone controls 

– Indoor planting 

– Electric vehicle charging bays 

– Bike storage 

– End of trip facilities 

The Taylor team looks forward to working closely with Goodman to bring this infrastructure to life.