Advocacy media releases in 2013
As the nation's authority on green buildings and communities, the GBCA has a powerful voice on a range of advocacy issues. Media releases issued in 2013 include:
A green phoenix rises from the ashes
Monday 2 December
A Green Star rating for the new Dunalley Primary School demonstrates visionary leadership and a commitment to ‘build it back green’.
Just how efficient can NSW Government offices become?
Tuesday 1 October
The NSW Government's decision to draw on the expertise of the industry to deliver more efficient building management is welcome.
New government, new opportunities for a more productive, healthy, liveable Australia
Tuesday 10 September
The GBCA congratulates the Coalition on its election victory, and looks forward to working together towards better built environments.
Where are the costed policies and initiatives for Australia's buildings, communities and cities?
Monday 2 September
“We’re still waiting” is the message from the GBCA, as it calls on all political parties to outline their costed policies and incentives.
A Minister for Cities will help build Australia's future
Friday 30 August 2013
Prime Minister Rudd’s commitment to appoint a Minister for Cities, if re-elected, has been welcomed by the GBCA.
Multiple initiatives, not billion dollar initiatives, the key to a smart, sustainable built environment
Monday 26 August
The GBCA welcomes the Victorian Government’s commitment of $3.59 million to improve the energy efficiency of commercial office buildings.
How will Australia's political leaders build sustainable cities?
Monday 26 August
All parties must outline their policies to boost productivity and support liveability, resilience and sustainability in our cities.
A NSW plan for energy efficiency can save billions
Wednesday 21 August
Now is the time for the NSW Government to lead by example and capture the benefits of more energy-efficient buildings, says the GBCA.
Improved energy efficiency could cut federal government's energy spend by $35 million a year
Monday 19 August 2013
The GBCA calls on all political parties to outline their policies to improve energy efficiency of buildings.
The pathway to a more productive Australia: $2 billion a year boost for federal government
Monday 12 August 2013
Improving the performance of the federal government’s building stock could boost public sector productivity by almost $2 billion a year.
Decision to defer welcome, but government must still scrap the cap
Wednesday 7 August 2013
The GBCA welcomes the federal government's decision to defer the introduction of a $2000 cap on tax deductions for self-education until July 2015.
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.
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