The pathway to a more productive Australia: $2 billion a year boost for federal governmentMonday 12 August 2013 Improving the performance of the federal government’s building stock could boost public sector productivity by almost $2 billion a year.
Thursday 11 July 2013 The proposed $1.3 billion Crown casino and resort is a once-in-200-year opportunity for Sydney to build a sustainable landmark, says the GBCA.
Tuesday 9 July 2013 The GBCA has joined the chorus of industry groups calling on the Australian Government to reject the proposed $2,000 cap on tax deductions for self-education.
Monday 8 July 2013 The City of Joondalup is the first local government in West Australia to achieve a 4 Star Green Star – Public Building PILOT rating, signifying ‘Best Practice’, from the GBCA.
Thursday 4 July 2013 The South Australian Government is the first in Australia to seek Green Star – Communities ratings for two renewal projects.
Tuesday 2 July 2013 Parramatta City Council is the first local government in Australia to seek a Green Star – Communities rating, and is also the first local government to specify Green Star ratings for each building across an entire precinct.
Friday 28 June 2013 The Northern Territory Government must seize the opportunity to invest in efficient, affordable, sustainable public housing projects, says the GBCA.
Tuesday 18 June 2013 Times may be tough, but there is no sign that sustainability is disappearing from the property and construction industry’s agenda in Queensland, says the GBCA.
Monday 17 June 2013 A Green Star rating gives local governments confidence that their community’s assets will deliver ongoing operational efficiencies and long-term value, says the GBCA.
Thursday 13 June 2013 The City of Sydney’s new Renewable Energy Master Plan – the first of its kind in Australia – has been welcomed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
Tuesday 4 June 2013 The solution to NSW Health’s spiralling energy costs is more efficient, sustainable buildings, says the GBCA.
Friday 31 May 2013 The design and construction of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Village is Australia’s opportunity to build on past triumphs and ensure a lasting legacy for the Gold Coast community.
Wednesday 15 May 2013 The funds earmarked for the next wave of ‘nation building’ projects in the 2013 Budget may begin to address the $500 billion backlog of infrastructure projects, but will not provide for better learning environments or support a more resilient Australia.
Tuesday 14 May 2013 Public buildings such as community centres, libraries, law courts, theatres, museums, art galleries and places of worship can now demonstrate better outcomes for the economy, the environment and the community.
Thursday 9 May 2013 A new report, released today by the National Sustainability Council, marks the start of a new, national conversation about sustainability, says the GBCA.
Thursday 2 May 2013 A new coalition of built environment groups, which includes the GBCA, wants a ‘new deal’ for Australian cities.
Thursday 18 April 2013 A new strategic and streamlined approach to planning in NSW can deliver better communities and cities, but it requires a genuine commitment to community engagement, says the GBCA.
Friday 12 April 2013 The GBCA welcomes the West Australian Government’s decision to establish a Department of Local Government and Communities.
Wednesday 10 April 2013 The City of Melbourne’s new planning amendment will ensure building and development brings long-term financial benefits to building owners and long-term health and productivity benefits to building tenants.
Tuesday 19 February 2013 The GBCA has called on the political leaders of Western Australia to strengthen their commitment to more efficient, productive, resource-friendly and sustainable buildings and communities.
Friday 1 February With the date for the federal election now set, the GBCA calls on all political parties to outline the policies and programs that will drive productivity and sustainability in Australia’s built environment.