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All about sustainability in Vic Harbour

02 Nov 2017

All about sustainability in Vic Harbour Image

Victoria Harbour’s residents, workers and visitors were recently treated to a public lecture at The Exchange at Knowledge Market.

Addressing this idea was Tim Campbell, Victoria Harbour’s project director, who said the key to delivering sustainable cities was ensuring developers truly believed in their vision.

“Connecting people to the place they live and work in has been one of the guiding principles underpinning Lendlease’s commitment to sustainability in Victoria Harbour. This has seen us deliver many innovative sustainability initiatives across the precinct,” he said.

“Spanning 30 hectares in Docklands, this waterfront neighbourhood has the largest concentration of green star rated buildings in Australia and includes more than 30 per cent of open space.”

“Victoria Harbour as a community can claim many firsts in sustainability. At the time of construction, the Forte building on Buckley Walk was the world’s tallest cross-laminated timber residential building, and the popular Library at The Dock is Australia’s first Six Star Green Star public building. Victoria Harbour has also been awarded a Six Star Green Star Communities rating, representing world leadership in master-planning,” Mr Campbell said.

Further to the above accolades, Mr Campbell said the community had embraced a range of sustainability initiatives.

“Existing cycling infrastructure, including bike share stations and end of trip facilities are provided throughout the precinct. We reused existing wharf materials for construction of Library at The Dock and Buluk Park, and a community group has been formed to manage the community gardens at Victoria Green,” he said.

Jack Noonan, manager of climate change projects at Sustainability Victoria, also presented, addressing what Victorians think about climate change, sustainability and renewable energy.

The Exchange at Knowledge Market is a collaboration between Lendlease and RMIT University. It is a year-long “urban living lab” exploring the concept of community and new ways of understanding shared urban environments through a series of public workshops, exhibitions and events.

For more information on future events, visit www.victoriaharbour.com.au/news-and-events/knowledge-market or join in the conversation via Instagram @knowledgemarket and Facebook @knowma.

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