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 […]

Green thinking given a podium

Leading green thinkers, industry experts and manufacturers will speak at the Green Cities 2012 conference in Sydney. More than 70 green building suppliers and manufacturers will be featured at the 2012 conference, with the Green Building Council of Australia and the Property Council of Australia hosting the event. Keynote speakers will include architect and biomimicry […]

Creating sustainable communities

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has signed up Australian planning, design and landscape architecture firms – HASSELL and Tract Consultants to the Green Star Communities Supporter project.   Developed by GBCA, the Green Star Communities Supporter program provides organisations with a formal opportunity to express their support and commitment to the Green Star […]


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