Victoria

Let's hope the Vic EPA gets to keep its teeth

Victorian EPA finally gets some teeth

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria now has more clout to prevent environmental pollution rather than respond to it – and it’s getting $45.5 million over the next two years to…

KIDS MANIFESTO

Fed Square to host New Joneses’ micro house

The tiny house is getting sexier. The latest version of the movement to micro homes is a sleek and modern tiny house that will pop up as part of the…

Steve Taylor, founder of Platinum FM with Sue Pridmore and Nick Rix

New FM business to challenge existing models

According to a former chair of the Facility Management Association of Australia and his partners in a new business there is plenty of steam left in the outsourcing business and…

Vanessa Petrie

Vanessa Petrie takes over as Beyond Zero Emissions CEO

Vanessa Petrie has been appointed chief executive of climate solutions think tank Beyond Zero Emissions, replacing Dr Stephen Bygrave, who is now executive director climate change and sustainability for the…

Melbourne apartment blocks

Victoria’s new apartments guidelines kick up a storm

The Victorian government’s new apartment design standards have been slammed – by the architects for failing to reverse the damage of free-for-all planning of the previous Liberal government, and by…

jacaranda

Which trees survive climate change best?

If you’re looking for trees that won’t succumb to climate change go for jacarandas, native evergreen Brush Box and indigenous Coast Banksia, new research from the University of Melbourne and…