Australia Post, Strawberry Hills

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, communications, and sustainability services for the Australian Postal Corporation.


  • Size: 26,000 square meters (279,860 square feet)
  • Construction Cost: AUD$50 million (USD$33.76 million)
  • Client/Owner: Australian Postal Corporation
  • Architect: Carr Design Group
  • Contractor: Buildcorp Interiors
  • Completion Date: 2014


The extensive refurbishment of its StarTrack House building, in Strawberry Hills, was an opportunity for Australia Post to make a clear statement about its commitment to reducing energy usage and CO2 emissions.

By undertaking numerous building enhancements with a sustainability focus, including installing the largest commercial rooftop PV (solar) installations in suburban Sydney, the project achieved a 5 Star Green Star Office rating. The project also achieved a 5 Star Green Star As Built rating and a 5 Star Green Star Interiors v1.1 rating for the Australia Post fitout. It is the first refurbished office building in Australia to receive the triple 5 star ratings under v3 of the Green Star ratings methodology.

Tetra Tech was instrumental in developing many of the unique solutions utilized to reposition this 26,000-square-meter (279,860-square-foot) building as a new and market leading asset.