The Property Council of Australia's Inaugural Future Cities Summit in Sydney presented many important conversations about sustainable, smart and liveable cities, as industry leaders shared their thoughts and calls to action. But one message that particularly stood out was the groundswell support of the YIMBY movement including the recognition that developing a YIMBY mindset is key to future proof Australian cities. Here is what we took away from this event. Click on the title to read more.
Last week, Town Planners, Alistair, Joel and Clare attended the PIA Congress at the Gold Coast. The congress provided insightful keynote speakers and presentations covering a range of topics and challenges that our cities and regions face. These focused on the constant pressures of climate change, population growth, sustainability and housing demand.
After launching our company's internal sustainability program “Orange is the New Green” mid-2018, WCG Team were able to raise $1,000 through the reusable coffee cup (KeepCups) initiative, which we proudly donated to the Bremer Catchment Association during their first team meeting of 2019. It is great to see that our company’s internal sustainability efforts have transferred into a significant financial benefit for an organisation that shares our values.
After months of work and preparation, on Friday 3rd November, Wolter Consulting Group attended the UDIA Qld Awards for Excellence Luncheon at Brisbane City Hall. Wolter Consulting Group entered Heran Building Group’s Seven Hills project Clearview Urban Village into the Consultant’s Excellence category.
YIMBY Qld co-founder and town planner extraordinaire, Natalie Rayment recently took part in the ‘Great Debate’ with Brisbane City Councillor, Jonathan Sri and Adam Di Marco, at Urbanity 17. This is an annual conference brought to life by The Urban Developer in partnership with Queensland Government and Brisbane Development Association.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Making Cities Liveable Conference and Wolter Consulting Group is honoured to have been a part of it. Natalie Rayment, WCG Director/ Planning Manager and YIMBY Qld Co-founder, gave a presentation discussing the YIMBY initiative and why we should be celebrating good development.