GREEN GIGS: Sustainability on show at Whitlam, solar in Adelaide Hills and mattress recycling

Adelaide Hills

There’s still opportunities cropping up in green business across Australia, including the Adelaide Hills, Molonglo Valley in Canberra, and Blacktown in Western Sydney. 


Canberra is investing in sustainable neighborhoods with its new suburb Whitlam, located in the Molonglo Valley.

The ACT Suburban Land Agency is seeking builders to showcase potential designs for the new neighbourhood as part of the Whitlam Display Village. The agency hopes to achieve GreenSmart certification and integrate sustainable options such as energy efficiency and renewable energy.

For the village, participants can submit their home designs, with a total of nine blocks available. As part of the contract, participants must design, construct and furnish the homes for a minimum of two years.

A second contract is also open to design the community hub, including a retail suite, playspace and demonstration multi-unit housing.

Whitlam offers an exciting opportunity for green designers to showcase innovative new ideas for environmentally friendly neighborhoods and the future of sustainable communities.

The display village is planned to launch in February/March 2021.

Both bids close on 30 April, 2020 at 2pm AEST — click to learn more about builder participation and the community hub.

Adelaide Hills going renewable

Adelaide Hills Council is looking to make good on its renewable energy promises by installing solar systems in facilities across the district.

As per the contract, qualified professionals or electricians are needed to assess the selected sites and recommend appropriate solar systems for the council. This assessment will likely lead to additional work in supplying and installing the panels.

This measure is part of Adelaide Hill’s Corporate Carbon Management Plan to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy and carbon neutrality.

The bid closes 5 May, 2020 at 3pm ACST — see more details here.

Mattress cleanup in Blacktown

Blacktown City Council is seeking a firm to help collect and recycle mattresses from household cleanups in Cumberland and Prospect.

Mattresses have become a major problem in waste disposal, their bulkiness and slow decomposition rates taking up vast amounts of space in rapidly shrinking landfills.

Collecting and recycling mattresses can both prevent resource waste of high quality fabric, foam and metal springs and avoid further landfill depletion.The bid closes on 20 May, 2020 at 2pm AEST — learn more here.

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