Discovery Point

This residential and retail master-planned development is strategically located between the Princes Highway and the Cooks River. The development incorporates the Wolli Creek railway station (part of the underground rail line to Sydney Airport) and the heritage-listed Tempe House.

Robert Bird group is completing buildings 11, 12 and 13, and previously completed buildings 1, 2, 4, the southern basement, and the master plan for the northern basement.

Significant and interesting aspects of the project and Robert Bird Group’s role include the following:

  • Trunk storm water drainage is designed to connect through the heritage precinct and over an existing railway tunnel discharging to Cooks River.
  • Coordination of basement and tower designs was undertaken to avoid impact on operating rail infrastructure.
  • Staged construction was achieved in difficult ground conditions, with hydrostatic diaphragm walls and drained basement slabs.
  • Flood controls including management plans protect critical existing rail infrastructure from a probable maximum flood event.
  • Residential towers adjacent to rail were vibration-isolated within the building structure system.

Project Value:
$600 million – over circa 8 stages
Year Completed:
Estimated 2018
Building Metrics:

  • Levels: 15 Towers up to 30
  • levels with up to 5 basement levels

Environmental Performance:
4 Star Greenstar
4.5 Star AGBR
Australand in Joint Venture with
Landcom / Urban Growth

Primary Contractor:
Cox Richardson + Bates Smart
(Master Planning)
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Engineering

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Robert Bird Group provide outstanding innovative and buildable structural design solutions in all sectors across the globe.


Robert Bird Group’s Civil Engineers provide engineering design services from concept and planning through detailed design on to construction and maintenance, with the potential for ongoing management and advice for the operating life of a project.


For more than 30 years, Robert Bird Group has earned one of the finest reputations across the globe for providing Construction Engineering services that allow our clients to see their visions become reality.


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