Local Government Super wins environmental awards

Local Government Super (LGS), the industry superannuation fund for NSW local government employees, has won two environmental awards for its property portfolio. It has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating for its entire direct property portfolio – the first portfolio in Australia to achieve the rating. It has also been named Australia’s ‘Best Green […]

Planners call for new fund to clear $500b infrastructure backlog

By Julian Bajkowski Australia’s peak planning body, the Planning Institute of Australia, has thrown its weight behind an ambitious bid to establish a new “Urban Infrastructure Fund” that aims to garner substantial institutional and retail financial investment to kick-start $500 billion in sorely needed projects. A statement issued by the PIA says it will join […]

Perth builds for a green star

By Paul Hemsley Following the release of Green Building Council Australia’s (GBCA) sustainability rating tool Green Star – Communities, the City of Perth is aiming to meet its standard. According to GBCA, the tool will facilitate more efficient development processes and help developers get their products out to market more quickly, as well as informed […]


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