Sydney is full … of terrible and inappropriate development

Monday’s headline in The Sydney Morning Herald – Sydneysiders in revolt over development as two-thirds declare the city is ‘full’ – decidedly captured the community’s response to the government’s high population growth projections and accompanying urban renewal areas.

Density in Sydney: Do as I do not as I say

The Sydney Morning Herald’s article on Sydneysiders “in revolt” over development is interesting, but the numbers need to be taken with a grain of salt.

New approach to development of public land in Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government The Andrews Labor Government has established its new agency to lead the development, renewal and revitalisation of public land in Victoria. Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan today announced the formal commencement of Development Victoria. Development Victoria brings together the skills and expertise of Places Victoria and Major Projects Victoria to […]

Cape Paterson eco project: how to turn a passion into reality

HOUSING: Brendan Condon had a passion to create a new eco-development on Victoria’s Bass Coast that targets high sustainability and community outcomes. Finding Danny Almagor and Berry Liberman’s company Small Giants as a backer is finally turning that passion into reality. Brendan Condon had worked for developers restoring wetlands, rivers and creeks for major estates. […]

Mirvac snags first WELL certification for 200 George Street

Mirvac’s 200 George Street HQ has become the first Australian building to get certified under the WELL Building Standard, achieving a GOLD rating. The announcement coincided with the annual Green Cities conference, where the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) also revealed plans to allow any type of building to become WELL-certified. 200 George Street already […]

Iconic Readers Digest Building gets an EUA for energy efficiency overhaul

UPDATED 16 June 2015 – A fourth Environmental Upgrade Agreement in City of Sydney was signed this week, to fund a $1.2 million energy efficiency infrastructure upgrade for the historic Readers Digest Building in Surry Hills. The upgrade will be done by NuGreen Solutions and PM Fox with support from AG Coombs and Lumex and is expected […]