Taronga Zoo is refurbishing the Upper Australia Precint at the zoo in Mosman. The renewal of this area of the zoo will enhance the native landscape strategy of the existing precinct and greater communicate the connection of wildlife and the environment. Edge delivered the Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) Strategy as part of its Development Application and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). We delivered a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach which considered the embodied impact of the development through design and construction. This is an innovative approach to delivering ESD strategies which will identify hotspots for improvement to be addressed through design.