28 Jul '14, 7am

No sustainability metrics the catch for Fishermans Bend? #world #health

How will the 80,000 residents of Fishermans Bend, close to Melbourne’s CBD and currently being touted as ‘Australia’s most significant urban renewal project’, know that their community is efficient, healthy, productive or sustainable? As Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy approves the final master plan for the development of the 250 hectare Fishermans Bend project, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) calls on the Victorian Government to ensure the project meets best practice benchmarks for sustainability. “Minister Guy has called Fishermans Bend ‘Australia’s most significant urban renewal project’ – one which is expected to create investment, jobs and commercial opportunities,” says the GBCA’s Chief Operating Officer, Robin Mellon. The 40-year project is expected to generate 40,000 jobs, create billions of dollars in economic benefit, and provide homes for ...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-media-releases/no-sustai...

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