Sustainability around the corner for Fishermans Bend

Committed to Green Star – Communities

31 May 2016

31 MAY 2016

The Andrews Government’s commitment to ensure Fishermans Bend is a world leader in sustainability has been welcomed by Australia’s property industry.

The Andrews Government has released its recast vision for Fishermans Bend – the 465-hectare site close to Melbourne’s CBD which will one day accommodate more than 80,000 people.

The recast vision specifically outlines a commitment to work with the Green Star – Communities rating tool, developed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) to guide the planning of sustainable communities and precincts.

The GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew and the Property Council of Australia’s Acting Victorian Executive Director Asher Judah applauded the government’s decision to pursue a Green Star – Communities rating.

“This is something industry has been calling for over a number of years, and we are delighted that the Andrews Government has responded so positively,” said Ms Madew.

“The significance of the site, the scale of the project, and the far-reaching implications of ‘getting it right’ make achieving a Green Star – Communities rating an essential component of smart, sustainable planning.”

“Three years ago the Property Council urged the Government to endorse the Green Star – Communities rating tool at Fishermans Bend to support sustainable, resilient and liveable communities,” said Mr Judah.

“It is exciting to see the Government commit to this important sustainability reform.”

“Fishermans Bend will be Australia’s largest Green Star community, and this rating will give the people of Victoria independent proof that this massive investment is not only environmentally sustainable, but also liveable, resilient, prosperous and healthy,” Ms Madew concludes.

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.

Media contact

Karen Jamal
Green Building Council of Australia
Phone: 0412 179 135