Australia’s more established communities are using technology to become smarter and more efficient. But smart infrastructure is largely out of reach for fast-growing suburbs that are struggling to provide the basic services. Harnessing data that already exists could be one solution for these new communities.
Twelve months ago the NSW Government walked back its program of council amalgamations in Sydney, leaving a lopsided local government sector.
Local Government Super has scored a 5 Star Green Star Performance rating for its entire direct property portfolio, doing so with buildings aged 28 years on average.
The first customers of Brisbane’s CBD district cooling system will be signing up by the year’s end and the Australian-first initiative has the scope to be duplicated across the city and beyond, according to Brisbane’s sustainability agency CitySmart. CitySmart chief executive Neil Horrocks said the initial arrangement would cover the CBD of Brisbane – virtually […]
A Sustainable Cities Index released this week by global design and consultancy firm Arcadis shows that long-term planning is crucial, with Canberra ranked as more sustainable than Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.