MEDIA RELEASE 06 August 2009
500 new homes see the natural light
About 500 new homes in Newington, formerly known as the Olympic Village in
Sydney, were kitted out with Skydome skylights as part of a 12-year Mirvac Lend
Lease Village Consortium project.
The project, completed in March this year, started in 1997 in collaboration with
the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and included the development of over 1,800
residences in Newington, NSW. The aim of the project was to provide
accommodation for the Olympic athletes at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games as well
as create an integrated housing development and new suburb for Sydney.
Warren Walters, site manager for the project, said skylights were included in
the design concept of about 500 homes to bring natural light to bathrooms with
"We chose to install Skydome skylights to help bring the light in and improve
overall light levels. An added benefit of skylights is that they also help save
energy because householders don't need artificial lighting throughout the day,"
Skydome skylights, officially recognised as Australian Owned and Made, are
manufactured by Skydome, a supplier and manufacturer of skylight and ventilation
"Skydome supplied us with high quality products and experienced and efficient
tradesmen who both built the lightwells and installed the skylights. So the
whole process was easy," Walters said.
Skydome, located in Five Dock, was established in 1976 by Michael Bonello who
saw the potential of skylights for Australian buildings. The company's products
have since been used in numerous high-profile buildings including those at
"We installed skylights at the Olympic Aquatic Centre and Olympic Rail Station
and also completed the glazing of the Olympic Stadium including the roof and
corporate boxes," Bonello said.
The original Skydome skylights which were installed in the Newington homes are
available in a wide range of sizes and models to suit all building applications
and roofs. They come in square and rectangular variations as well as circular
and pyramid shapes.
All Skydome skylights are glazed to protect from harmful UV rays with 99 per
cent UV blockout, available in opal, clear and tint glazing.
Skydome skylights are entirely weather-proof and robust and are manufactured
from quality raw materials sourced within Australia.
Accessories for Skydome skylights include heat control blinds, decorative
diffusers, security grilles and mechanical ventilation.
Skydome currently offers three types of skylights each with unique features and
applications: Skydome, Skytube and Skywindow.
For more information on Skydome and its products, visit
www.skydome.com.au or call 13 14 24.
Released for Skydome by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Jo Gitsham or Kim Larochelle on (02) 9413