Our Approach
Our Approach

Our Approach

We understand that your home has a significant impact on your health and wellbeing. That’s why we strive to create homes that improve everyday life. Our buildings are the result of a unique and proven approach that unites architecture, interior design and construction with sustainable principles and respect for location.


Design is fundamental to our work. More than just aesthetic, good residential design functions flawlessly, elevates its surroundings, and wears in, not out. Working with enduring materials, and collaborating with architects, interior designers and landscape architects against a rigorous briefing process, ensures our buildings are of the highest quality.

Design is fundamental to our work. More than just aesthetic, good residential design functions flawlessly, elevates its surroundings, and wears in, not out.


Where you live matters. We recognise the importance of the connection people form with their neighbourhood, local community and the home itself. Long-term happiness, security and support depend on a true sense of belonging—and the right location makes all the difference. When we plan projects, ensuring residents are connected to nature, transport, amenities and other people is essential.


For more than 30 years we’ve been refining our approach to building healthy buildings with our residents front of mind. In 2012, we developed the ethos of High Density Happiness—a concept driven by the potential positive impact of higher-density housing on physical and mental health. In the years since, this ethos has been codified into the Framework for Healthy Buildings, which drives every stage of project development.

For more than 30 years we’ve been refining our approach to building healthy buildings with our residents front of mind.

Designated by six pillars, this evolving framework allows us to rethink and refine our approach to design features, spaces, amenities and services. Embracing the framework ensures our projects support the physical, psychological and social health of our residents, with great flow-on benefits to the community and our future cities.

1. AIR

Clean air within the home is fundamental to people’s health and longevity.

Pollutants generated indoors, such as volatile organic compounds, combustion by-products and airborne particulate matter, can lead to a variety of poor health outcomes—including chronic lung diseases.

Our homes prioritise design that maximises access to fresh air, ensures good ventilation, and minimises the use of harmful materials and substances in our homes.

Providing optimal air quality within our buildings helps to mitigate the harmful effects of pollutants, reduces the likelihood of occupants getting sick and promotes long-term wellbeing.


Regular exposure to sunlight is critical to physical and mental health.

When it comes to buildings, daylight should be the primary source of lighting—diffused and distributed evenly throughout interiors to avoid visual fatigue and physical discomfort.

Our homes prioritise design that maximises access to natural light for the benefit of residents’ long-term health—achieved through well placed windows that minimise glare and reduce the greenhouse effect.

Exposing residents to healthy amounts of natural light facilitates better sleep and enhances productivity.


The home should be a place of comfort, comprising spaces that foster good health and promote sustained physical and mental performance.

Buildings that strive to create healthy indoor environments take steps to reduce the most common sources of disruption, such as poor thermal quality, excessive noise and other sensory irritants.

Our homes are designed with passive heating and cooling strategies, and built with high-quality materials that insulate interiors and minimise external disruptions from adjacent homes or the street. We also have building policies that discourage excessively strong or distinct odours.

Collectively, these design strategies maximise comfort, improve sleep conditions, and help residents maintain mental and physical wellbeing.


A sense of belonging and connection to other people and community is essential to mental health.

Designed to encourage interaction, our buildings provide communal spaces that foster social wellbeing and help residents feel connected. Communal gardens, workspaces and open dining areas ensure it’s easy for people to come together, while the architecture and design create opportunities for spontaneous exchanges.

The quality of our homes and the benefits they provide compel people to live in them longer; neighbours may stay in the building for many years to come, further boosting the level of community that our buildings provide.


Given that mental health is a critical component of wellbeing, homes should have a positive impact on people’s mood and motivation.

Designed to foster wellness and support good physical and mental health, our interiors facilitate mindfulness and encourage mental decompression. Highly functional at their core, these spaces offer a sense of balance and proportion, punctuated by elements of visual complexity and varying scale.

Despite their urban settings, our homes strengthen connection with nature and amplify the restorative benefits we derive from being around living things. Alongside the landscaping and plant life weaved into Neometro homes, window placement is always considered for views to nature.


Given that physical surroundings can greatly impact people’s behaviour, homes should be designed to ensure their influence on residents is positive.

When planning new projects, we seek out locations that promote physical wellbeing. Sites are chosen for their connection to parklands, bike tracks, pedestrian walkways and public transport, alongside access to healthy and sustainable food options.

We also design our buildings to naturally encourage movement; including bicycle storage and workstations promotes physical activity, as does the placement of stairways throughout (elevators are included for those who need them, of course).


We want to redefine what sustainability means for property development. This means factoring in sustainability through the lifespan of the project and utilising best-practice passive design elements that harness solar energy, reduce dependence on artificial heating and cooling, and draw on recycled water. Through this approach we’re working to help ensure that housing meets people’s needs in the present without jeopardising the security of future generations.


When it comes to buying off-the-plan, it’s natural to have reservations. That’s why we foster an open, consumer-led process that encourages conversation and promotes an ongoing dialogue about what buyers want in a home. We want to hear from you and get a better understanding of your needs, so we can design buildings that work for you.


Our Future Residents questionnaire is a great way for us to get to know you and discover what’s important to you. If you’re interested in living in a Neometro home, we warmly encourage you to complete the form. Once completed, we can notify you about future projects that meet your individual needs and align with your values.


If you’re interested in any of the homes we share with you, we’ll gladly arrange a time for you to speak with Andrew Steele, who heads up Sales and Customer Relations. He’ll take you through the finer points of the project and show you through the display suite at your convenience. You can also access our Guides to better understand the process and benefits of buying off the plan.


We want purchasers to be well informed and feel connected to the project during its development. Should you choose to buy a home off the plan, you’ll have immediate access to our Resident Portal, where you can keep track of project information, construction updates, resident events, and more.


During settlement, we’ll be there to assist you directly with this significant (and oftentimes stressful) change—and when it’s time to move in, we’ll be there to share in your excitement, holding an event to mark the occasion.


Once you’re settled in, we’ll check in regularly to ensure the home is meeting your expectations. Should any issues arise, we’ll address them promptly.