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The results are in for Australia's livability report card — and they're not good

12 October, 2017

RMIT University has released what is said to be the first 'baseline' measure of livability in Australia's state and territory capitals, and let's just say that if Australia was a school student and the study was its report card, the principal would be wanting a word.

3D modelling for sustainable urban planning

21 September, 2017

The CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) recently held a special symposium discussing exciting new research into Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) — a type of 3D digital prototyping that promises to be a game changer for planning future city precincts.

Call for Brisbane to improve resiliency

20 September, 2017

Brisbane risks falling further behind domestic and global cities if it doesn't address key resilience concerns, according to a report from design and consultancy firm Arcadis.

Green building innovator advocates for sustainable hospital design

05 September, 2017

Green building innovator Gail Vittori is visiting Australia, spreading her message of how sustainable design can boost efficiencies in hospitals while actively contributing to better patient outcomes.

COAG Energy Council establishes Energy Security Board

09 August, 2017

The COAG Energy Council has followed through on its commitment to set up an Energy Security Board to oversee the health, security and reliability of the National Energy Market (NEM).

Sustainability-themed investments are growing strongly

26 July, 2017

Responsible investment funds are outperforming their average mainstream counterparts year on year as the market for responsible investment continues to grow in Australia, according to the Responsible Investment Benchmark Report 2017.

Smart cities standards guideline released

26 July, 2017

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) has convened a roundtable to discuss and identify opportunities for ensuring smart cities standards play a necessary role in catalysing and scaling solutions to advance sustainability through technology, data and digital transformation.

New appointments to the CEFC board

21 July, 2017

The Turnbull government has announced several appointments to the board of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

Australia's 'alarmingly high' population growth

30 June, 2017

Australia's annual population growth rate of 1.6% is alarmingly high, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

EnviroSuite completes sale of consulting practice

27 June, 2017

EnviroSuite has announced the completion of the sale of its entire Pacific Environment consulting practice to Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a leading environmental and sustainability consulting group.

New chair appointed to the Clean Energy Regulator

14 June, 2017

Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg has announced the appointment of David Parker AM as chair of the Clean Energy Regulator, responsible for administering legislation to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy.

New parkland opens in Melbourne

22 May, 2017

A historic day in April 2017 was marked along the historic Main Outfall Sewer (MOS) in Williams Landing, Melbourne, with a 100 m section opening as parkland after undergoing a radical transformation.

ISO standard for climate action framework under development

09 May, 2017

The ISO is developing a new International Standard, intended to give all organisations involved in climate action a framework for the development of consistent, comparable and improved methodologies in the fight against climate change.

EnviroSuite consulting practice sold to ERM

02 May, 2017

EnviroSuite has spun off its consulting practice to Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk and social consulting services.

Sustainable soccer stadium built on a budget

02 May, 2017

Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility holds sustainability at the core of its DNA — in fact, sustainable innovation was intrinsically linked to its design.

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