Live it up in the highest
concentration of Green
Star homes in Australia.

Bowden is one of the most environmentally sustainable communities in the nation.

Bowden has been certified as a 6 Star Green Star sustainable precinct development. We’re leading the way through new generation development, with many groundbreaking initiatives including energy reduction through passive and active measures for buildings. Green Star is a world’s best practice rating tool from the Green Building Council of Australia. Green Star covers a broad range of well-tested sustainability issues and is continually updated to ensure that the highest level of environmental performance is always achieved.

Green living

As the developer responsible for Bowden, Renewal SA has not only set an impressive 5 Star Green Star certification mandate for buildings across the community, but also exceeded this benchmark by achieving a 6 Star Green Star rating for the Bowden community itself.

Bowden also has the highest concentration of Green Star residential buildings in Australia, making it a prosperous and sustainable place to live.

What is it?

Developed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Green Star is an independent, voluntary and holistic rating system for sustainable buildings and communities.

Green Star provides guidance for building and community owners and developers in setting sustainability goals, and provides independent verification that these goals have been achieved through the Green Star certification scheme.

How does it work?

Green Star assesses buildings and communities against a range of environmental criteria such as water management, energy use and the selection of sustainable materials for construction.

Social and economic sustainability criteria are also assessed including access to education facilities, affordable housing, and the provision of high quality digital infrastructure to support local business.

What this means for residents.

A Green Star rating is a trusted mark of quality, and is your guarantee that Bowden is a sustainable place to live, work and do business.

As a resident of Bowden, you can be confident that your community is a healthy place to live with spaces and amenity for social activities and community interaction. A convenient place to live with easy access to public transport, walking and cycling paths. An environmentally friendly place to live where there are green spaces to enjoy, water and energy are conserved and local flora and fauna is protected. A prosperous place to live with local business and employment opportunities and access to core business infrastructure like high-speed internet to keep you connected.

Live green. Live well.

Your home has been designed with lots of natural light, good ventilation, insulation and intelligent orientation to make your home comfortable, while also reducing your energy and water costs.

Careful selection of building materials saves money, reduces waste and minimises environmental impact.
Maximised resource recovery ensuring minimal waste diverted to landfill.
Mains water for drinking, cooking and washing. Recycled water for watering and flushing.
All our homes are at least 10% more energy efficient than required building codes. In the long run, and with a bit of careful management, you can save some well deserved money.
Annual household CO2 savings equal to planting 120 trees.
Annual CO2 savings from less car use per person is equivalent of 2.5 flights from Adelaide to Perth.
The average household saves $2,400 in energy bills per year.
Annual household electricity savings could charge an electric car 26 times.
Annual mains water saved across the developments is 7 Olympic-size swimming pools of water.
Waste reduction initiatives result in the equivalent of 123 waste trucks diverted from landfill per year.

The 5 Star Green Star benchmark for Australian Excellence. It applies to everything, no exception.

Learn more

For more information
on Green Star, visit
Green Building Council
of Australia.

Learn more

For more information on Green Star, visit Green Building Council of Australia.

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Community gardens

Getting your hands dirty and growing your own food is one of life’s great joys.
Especially when it comes with a great neighbourly vibe.

Come on, join in the fun.

Garden beds across the Bowden community are beckoning among the vibrant murals, young fruit trees and the thriving parklands. Shared veggie patches and harvests make this another fantastic place. Whether you’re an avid gardener or just a beginner, come and get digging at one of our gardens.

Send an email to [email protected] or visit one of our locations for more infomation.

Park Terrace
Community Garden

Garden beds are beckoning among the vibrant surrounds of the Adelaide parklands. Shared veggie patches and harvests make this a fantastic meeting place.

Park Terrace, between Bowden and North Adelaide

Community Garden

This member-based community garden, is a flurry of activity, offering garden enthusiasts somewhere to garden and socialise.

17 Green St,
Brompton, 5007


Bowden Pop-Up
Community Garden

Following the success of the nearby Park Terrace Community Garden, the Bowden ‘Pop Up’ Community Garden is a temporary facility allowing new and existing residents to grow their own fresh, nutritious fruit, herbs and vegetables.

Third Street, Bowden (adjacent Adelaide Bike Kitchen)

Park Terrace
Community Garden

Adelaide Park Lands,
North Adelaide Bowden, 5007

Community Garden

17 Green St,
Brompton, 5007

Community Garden

4 Third Street (across from Sales Centre),
Bowden, 5007

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