Celebrating the people that make us merry and bright  

Building a shared legacy is something to sing about.  

We love what we do, and are proud of the shared legacy we continue to create in both the property and construction sectors, as well as local communities.  

Earlier this month, Team RCC celebrated the end of another memorable year delivering complex and innovative social infrastructure across NSW, QLD and the ACT. We know our people are our greatest asset – this event was a special opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional work of our teams across our regions.  

The culmination of our work creates a better future for generations to come – one where equity, inclusion, sustainability and technological excellence are at the forefront of every decision. We’re proud to work alongside industry partners who enable this vision, by supporting us to create meaningful and memorable opportunities.   

The diversity, passion and dedication of our people creates the fabric of RCC – without you, the projects we’re delivering would not happen. Thank you. 

Light Horse Logistics Hub design sets new benchmark in large scale logistics  

Leading the way through sustainable construction solutions 

The Light Horse Logistics Hub is taking shape, setting the benchmark for sustainable and innovative design solutions.  

Spanning an impressive 170,000sqm, the precinct represents a flagship development in RCC’s Industrial portfolio. In consultation with specialists from Charter Hall, Nettleton Tribe and Northrop, RCC invested in creative construction solutions for the industry-leading logistics precinct.  

Delivering sustainable solutions through sustainable design  

We were tasked with the challenge to create a building that paid homage to the traditional ‘office space’ design while challenging the status quo. 

With forward-thinking design comes new construction considerations. Nettletontribe proposed a pavilion-style structure incorporating timber as the primary material. This approach was a first for all delivery partners, and the Industrial and Logistics property sector nation-wide.  

RCC collaborated closely with timber experts SAVCON to overcome unique challenges, with Claude Concha, General Manager – Industrial at RCC, responsible for the realisation of these sustainable solutions, “We conceived an impressive glass ceiling, helping to meet the project’s durability needs by protecting the timber from water exposure to avoid swelling, while maintaining the architectural intent through its high-end look and feel.”  

Achieving ambitious sustainability targets 

RCC strives to reduce our construction footprint on the environment – this project uses materials which have a reduced carbon footprint, including CLT and glulam. 

By using locally sourced timber (Victorian Ash, radiata pine and Tasmanian Oak), embodied carbon emissions for the building were reduced by 80%. Northrop’s expertise also helped to reduce the operational efficiency of the building by over 60% and potable water consumption by almost 75%.  

Northrop Principal Sustainability Consultant, Ian Van Eerden, said: ”…this contributed to the project increasing its target from a 5-Star to 6-Star Green Star Design & As Built rating.” 

The Light Horse Logistics Hub is a standout example of RCC’s client-first and collaborative approach. We’re proud to see the first office structure taking shape – one that sets some remarkable environmental benchmarks within the Industrial space. 


Luxurious Kurraba Residences Unveiled

24 apartments delivered on Sydney’s waterfront.

The luxurious, harbour-side Kurraba Residences is now complete. Designed with a wrap-around curve of glass, residents of the 24 apartments will enjoy views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and entire city skyline.

Phillip Mathieson, founder and director of Mathieson Architects, designed the interiors of all 24 apartments. This includes what he terms the ‘super-penthouse,’ since it occupies 430sqm over the two top floors and $1 million worth of furniture. “It’s got this amazing, wrap-around curve of glass which all opens up, so it’s almost like you’re sleeping on the prow of a ship.”

These curved projections not only create a unique aesthetic, but also maximise the view from every room, explained Josh Sanderson, Project Manager at RCC.

“The large curved windows presented a number of challenges as there was no curved sliding door system that met the water penetration requirements for the building, as well as the client’s brief for a slimline design to maximise the apartments views.”

“We partnered early with Meinhardt Group, our façade engineer, and Micos Group, our façade contractor, to develop and test the design. Local fabrication and assembly gave us closer control over the quality. We built full size prototypes offsite to test the design before installation,” said Josh. “This included several curved brick interfaces.”

Penthouse residents will enjoy spectacular views from their ensuite, which features a central bath and a striking, circular marble vanity carved and expertly honed from single blocks of Statuario marble. No detail in either design nor innovation has been spared, with landscaper Dangar Barin Smith installing real grass on the 226sqm terrace to complement the plunge pool and spa. RCC then craned 50 mature exotic plants onto the site as part of the expansive landscaping.”

“The project is a truly beautiful building from any angle inside and out,” said Sanderson. “It was a pleasure dealing with a client and design team that were so passionate about the project.”


Ashley Barnes recognised as Regional Woman of the Year

Delivering innovative and complex design solutions in HNE. 

Last week, 40 current and future leaders attended the NAWIC NSW Awards for Excellence to celebrate and acknowledge the efforts of women in property and construction.  

Congratulations to Ashley Barnes, Design Manager at RCC, for being awarded the Regional Woman of the Year accolade. A very deserving winner, Ashley’s reputation as a champion for equity precedes her – as does her technical brilliance. Progression is complex and multi-faceted, but her vision is clear, “I’m responsible for helping ensure the glass ceiling within this space is shattered. If I can do that, my daughters will have the level playing field they – and all women – deserve.” 

Time and time again, RCC’s clients call on Ashley to deliver innovative and complex design solutions in Hunter New England. Paving the way for regional communities, her client-centric ethos has enabled the delivery of cost-efficient, well-considered design solutions that seamlessly integrate with local surroundings.

We’re proud sponsors of the Business Woman of the Year award, which acknowledges women in senior positions who positively influence organisational development through exceptional leadership. Congratulations to Cate Cowlishaw, Regional Managing Principal and Vice President at HDR, for her well-deserved win. Cate has a powerful impact on the industry, and her trail-blazing initiatives are creating genuine and meaningful change for women in the building, property and construction sectors. 


Well done to all award nominees, and thank you NAWIC NSW for another fantastic industry event.