Jamie Briggs, our first Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, says creating cities that are liveable and sustainable is an “economic issue”.

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What makes a city great?

As urban populations continue to grow, should we be focused on the transport systems needed to bring people to the city? Or should we be doing a better job of agglomerating jobs in decentralised hubs? There's no easy answer, however a coordinated and collaborative approach is key.

Farewell to Green Star legacy rating tools

The end is drawing near for Green Star legacy rating tools. From
1 January 2016 onwards, projects will be able to register under the new generation tools only.


International Leadership Award for Australia’s greenest star

Romilly Madew has received the USGBC’s prestigious International Leadership Award, which recognises outstanding individuals that embody vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green buildings and communities.

Breaking down the costs of Green Star – Design & As Built

How does the cost of Green Star Design & As Built compare to legacy rating tools? Our industry experts break it down.

Shaw Contract Group Australia

“We design our flooring with the end in mind, we carefully consider the ingredients of our products to ensure they are durable, safe and sustainable,” says Bill McGee, Managing Director of Shaw Contract Group Australia.


New pathway to make up to 80,000 offices greener

A national pathway has been developed, in collaboration with government and industry, to improve the energy productivity in the mid-tier building sector.

WorldGBCs #betterbuildgreen campaign

WorldGBC has launched a campaign, ahead of COP21 – the UN climate change negotiations in Paris, aiming to show how green buildings are one of the most cost-effective ways to tackle climate change.

Final chance to join Green Star Advisory Groups

Are you a natural leader with a strong influence in the property industry? Have experience advocating for sustainability in the built environment? Nominations close this week for our Advisory groups. 

Join the Hon. Anthony Albanese and the Hon. Rob Stokes on 27 November in Sydney

Australia’s capital cities are internationally recognised as the most liveable in the world. But diminishing affordability, creaking infrastructure and fading quality of life are changing this. Join us as we explore the plans and policies needed to make our cities great.

Webinar: Innovation Challenge – Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Join us for a webinar outlining the first of three Innovation Challenges launched by Green Star: embedding a Reconciliation Action Plan in your organisation. A Green Star project can play a central role in the delivery of your RAP.

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Ecco Ripley: Sustainability and prosperity in suburbia

Sekisui House is world-renowned for its sustainable approach to building design with its carbon-neutral ‘Green First ZERO’ homes. The company has gone beyond an environmental conception of what it means to be green when designing this flagship community.

City of Melville incentivises Green Star

The City of Melville’s Canning Bridge Structure Plan aims to develop greener buildings, efficient transport usage and sustainable lifestyle options. Green Star certification has been mandated for all buildings wanting to achieve height bonuses.



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