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Banksia is a beautiful building, landscape, and experience, wholly designed around nature.

⸻ Positioned around a public plaza filled with native flowers and plants, it’s a destination that unites you with the environment by prioritising outdoor spaces everywhere you turn.

Designed by Bates Smart

⸻ Celebrating the traditional name for Australia’s Banksia or Wadanggari tree, Banksia offers you an abundant lifestyle both inside and out of your home. With a breadth of apartment types, shops, eateries, a gym, and a resident-only pool and garden sanctuary, it’s the destination for those seeking a sweet life in nature while making a difference to our planet every day.

Welcome to Banksia,



Come bask in the serenity

Each Banksia floor is a perfect square with apartments arranged around a central core, so everyone enjoys beautiful lake, golf course or Blue Mountain views. Corner apartments enjoy aspects in three directions, while single-aspect apartments have been designed to maximise sunlight.

Residences Banksia Living Room

Inside out living

⸻ Every Banksia apartment prioritises outdoor space to create a thriving oasis and calming retreat that connects you to Mother Nature and her wellbeing benefits.
Tall doors open to expansive balcony living, creating a seamless extension to your indoor space.
Generous balconies fringed with lush, cascading greenery are beautifully angled, ensuring privacy while steeping your indoor-outdoor living in sunlight, and fresh air.

Residences Banksia Kitchen
Residences Banksia Balcony Terrace

Doing the right thing is effortless with features that make a real impact. This includes low-maintenance LED lighting, efficient water fittings and appliances, induction cooktops that heat up faster than gas and use less energy, electric hot water, and high-performance, centralised air con.

Residences Banksia Kitchen Render Dark Colour Scheme
Residences Banksia Kitchen

Shared Amenity

Creating a village within a village

⸻ Like a village in a building, you’ll experience the convenience of shops, restaurants, cafés, a gym, and your own private podium rooftop pool sanctuary — just the press of a lift button away.

Meet and browse in the lobby library

⸻ Share and swap books in this tranquil nook, a true extension your home where you can relax or meet up with friends.

Residences Banksia Library Lobby Shared Amenity
Residences Banksia Pool Amenity Render

Swim in a natural sanctuary

⸻ Catch the sun and relax away from the hustle and bustle in the luxurious rooftop pool area, open to all Norwest Quarter residents.

Rooftop Terrace

A lounge alive with possibilities

⸻ This special residents only area gives you exclusive access to the pool, native garden, community veggie patch, and comfy resident lounge. Also available are bookable spaces including a private dining room, bar, and office nooks. It’s truly an idyllic space perfect for entertaining, relaxing or working from home.


Building your
Banksia community

⸻ Banksia’s thoughtful common areas are designed to delight and create shared experiences while helping you live sustainably in hassle-free ways. From art laden hallways and a share-and-repair shed to dog washing amenities and car-sharing, there’s no shortage of places and spaces to bump into friends and make new ones every day.

Residences Banksia and Lacebark Community Dog

Furry friends are welcome.

The basement’s dog washing facility uses eco-friendly products for your furry friend.
Residences Banksia and Lacebark Community Zero Waste Shopping

We make doing the right thing easy.

The building’s recycling room makes it easy to achieve our zero waste to landfill target with recycling for everything.
Residences Banksia and Lacebark Community Gallery Exhibition

Expose yourself to ongoing exhibits.

The building’s hallways exhibit art on rotation from local galleries and artists.

The Architects

Bates Smart

⸻ Founded in 1853, Bates Smart is a multi-disciplinary design firm delivering architecture, interior design, urban design, and strategic services across Australia. Its award-winning projects transform the city fabric and the way people use and inhabit urban spaces and built environments. A committed carbon neutral studio, Bates Smart leads the debate on how and where we work, meet, live, learn, and heal. Bates Smart’s award-winning architecture includes Melbourne’s Federation Square, NGV Australia, and the Walsh Bay redevelopment. The studio is also responsible for icons such as Sydney’s MLC building, Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building. For more information, visit
Residences Banksia Architects Bates Smart

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Life feels natural and easy when you’re living in sync with nature, the environment, and each other. At Norwest Quarter, you’ll come home to this feeling every day.

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Life feels natural and easy when you’re living in sync with nature, the environment, and each other. At Norwest Quarter, you’ll come home to this feeling every day.