There’s good news for affordable accommodation in Sydney and Melbourne. In fact, it’s exciting if you consider the co-living, co-operative and shared equity housing that Landcom in Sydney has in mind, and the twin key apartments in Melbourne, thanks to a lovely collaboration. Landcom boss John Brogden flagged the possibilities for radically different affordable housing […]
There has been a lot of talk by developer lobby groups about the need to unclog the planning system to assist economic recovery post COVID 19. And the NSW government is putting out media releases saying that rapid approvals are injecting billions of dollars into the state’s economy. Thinking that approvals are going to lead […]
The wellbeing of modern workers is the focus of recently unveiled designs for GPT’s new engineered timber office and retail development that will sit above the Melbourne Central shopping centre in the city’s CBD. Project architect ARM Architecture’s design director Neil Masterton said the choice of timber as a primary material for the 10-level tower […]
Melbourne’s western region is largely missing out on the cooling, air purifying and biophilic benefits of urban tree cover when compared to the city’s east.
Arcadis is looking for a senior sustainability consultant to join our growing, national sustainability team.
Irwinconsult currently has a position available for a talented ESD Consultant to be an integral part of our dynamic and passionate ESD team.
The Passive House Standard for low-energy buildings is being put through its paces in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market.
Strategic research consultancy Pollinate has opened a new office in Melbourne and appointed Allan Dib as managing director of the branch as the strategic consultancy continues to grow to meet demand. Before joining Pollinate, Mr Dib was director of planning and strategy Australia and New Zealand at PPR Australia. He has also held senior roles […]
Cundall has excellent opportunities for talented ESD professionals from consultant through to senior consultant level, to strengthen the sustainability team in our Melbourne office.
The wellness revolution in commercial property shows no sign of abating with Cbus Property’s proposal for a 55-storey office tower in Melbourne’s CBD featuring a four-level flexible wellness hub.
IN BRIEF: Sydney is Australia’s most sustainable city, according to the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index from Arcadis. Sydney was ranked number 34 out of 100 global cities, followed by Canberra (35), Brisbane (44) and Melbourne (56). London topped the global list as the world’s most sustainable city. “With no Australian city cracking the top 30 […]
Talk of Melbourne needing a second desalination plant to meet future demand ignores a much more cost-effective solution – rainwater
BRIEF: Responses to the latest planning moves on Fishermans Bend in Melbourne, the prime development zone on the edge of the CBD, have been variable. New planning frameworks announced by the state government limit the CBD-matching building heights zones initiated by the previous Liberal government to more modest scales and population – 80,000 instead of the […]
Google looks like it’s throwing its weight behind climate change and environmental issues.
More than a decade of incremental improvement has created a major turnaround for an office building in Melbourne.
One of Australia’s first residential buildings with Onyx Solar photovoltaic glass integrated into the facade has been built in Melbourne’s inner suburb of Northcote.
Melbourne has been displaced by perennial close contender Vienna as world’s most liveable city on The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) annual poll.
New York-based co-working giant WeWork continues its infiltration into Australia’s sustainable office buildings with a 12-year lease for four floors of 222 Exhibition Street, a mixed-use retail and commercial tower in Melbourne’s CBD. 222 Exhibition Street is equipped with a predictive maintenance system and an “offensive” approach to building maintenance that detects issues before they […]
Dear Melbourne, When you rock up to a firewood retailer do you ask a question or two about the source of your firewood? Or would knowing rather dampen your enjoyment of a cosy fire and the “up there Cazaly game”? Every week three B Double trucks leave a station property on the Murrumbidgee River west […]
A tax on “virgin” plastics, paper and metals has been proposed in the City of Melbourne’s Current Recycling Challenges discussion paper released today.
After providing ESD and sustainability advice to a diverse client base for 15 years, Melbourne-based Sustainable Development Consultants is hiring a new staff member as part of its organic growth.
Malaysian-based developer EcoWorld is offering potential residents of its Yarra One apartment development exclusive access to a Tesla car share scheme – part of a growing number of green marketing strategies in the apartment sector, particularly in Melbourne.
Perth building technology company IBMS is setting up in Melbourne, with one of the company’s founders, Vince Simpson, relocating to the Victorian capital to lead the management and expansion.
The Victorian government has revealed the final designs for five metro stations that will open in Melbourne in 2025.
The Property Council of Australia is on the hunt for a new executive director of its Victorian division after Sally Capp was elected Melbourne lord mayor.
CETEC is seeking experienced Sustainability, Hazardous Materials and/or Occupational Hygiene Consultants for their Melbourne team.
The City of Melbourne has suggested creating car-free CBD zones, reducing traffic speed to 30 kilometres an hour and increasing the time given to pedestrian movement.
The cost of upgrading Melbourne’s poor-performing homes from 1.5 star NatHERS to four stars could be paid off in energy savings in nine years, according to new research from the University of Melbourne, while a six-star upgrade would take 14 years.
The Nature Conservancy and Resilient Melbourne have teamed up to map the vegetation of the entire Melbourne metropolitan area in an Australian-first they say will help the city’s fight to stay on top of the liveability charts.
Impact Investment Group has won praise from the City of Melbourne for its plans to create “Victoria’s first carbon and water neutral adaptive reuse precinct”.