Today, as we mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated in nearly 200 countries to demonstrate support for environmental protection, let’s talk about what we as an industry can deliver in terms of long term positive impact on the environment. “We all know the fraught politics around climate change—but there has arguably been less talk about the second part: biodiversity loss, perhaps because the numbers are less easy to deny,” says David Uhlmann, Director of Environment and Sustainability at Wolter Consulting Group in his recent article published on the Urban Developer. Click on the title to read more.
Today, 21st March is Global Surveyors’ Day which celebrates the masters of measurement who have shaped history and the physical world around us. Virtually nothing is constructed without a surveyor. Here are some interesting facts about surveyors that you probably didn't know!
Paving the way to gender equality is Leadership! WCG celebrates an important milestone this International Women’s Day.
The 2010s is becoming known as the decade that redefined women, during which we’ve seen, on the international stage, strong women unite like never before. This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) theme is #Each for Equal, and we are very proud to say that Wolter Consulting Group has achieved a 50/50 gender split in our office! This is a huge achievement for all WCG Leaders worth noting and celebrating on this day.
Well done! Your approved development has been constructed and is now operational. It is time to review your maintenance securities held by Council for development works and land infrastructure. What happens next, who is responsible for development components such as civil works and landscaping, and what happens after the "On-maintenance" period expires? Click on the title to find out.
"Challenges of Growth and Beyond" - Brad Jones for The Agenda - PIA Journal of Queensland and Northern Territory
In "The Challenges of Growth and Beyond" published in the latest edition of The Agenda - PIA Journal of Queensland and Northern Territory, Brad Jones talks about the reality of conflicts that exists in our industry and the possible ways we can deal with it.
Emmeline on Elizabeth ticks many boxes of good development outcomes including great design, sustainability, innovation and community dividend. Wolter Consulting Group’s Planning and Landscape teams worked closely with award-wining architectural firm Ellivo and Inertia Engineering to achieve an excellent development outcome on many fronts for our client.
In "MLES - Matters of Local Environmental Significance or maybe "Mate, Let's Engage Suitably" " published in the latest edition of Establish magazine, Stephen Hayes talks about the tensions between greening our city, defending neighbourhood character and keeping up with population growth.
With the mark of World Homelessness Day, it seems like no better time to look into our very own backyard and open our eyes to the ever-changing face of homelessness in Brisbane. It’s no secret that homelessness is a complex, multifaceted issue that holds a heavy stigma in our society, but who exactly is our homeless population?
Wolter Consulting Group (WCG) congratulates the Queensland Government on the initiative to address a range of design issues that are affecting our emerging communities. WCG supports the rationales that underpin the initiative to create healthy and active communities, however, in our response to Qld Government, we highlight several concerns with the new draft Model Code for Neighbourhood Design document, including, its wording and how it is to be implemented, and the overall consultation process for the initiative.
Have you noticed the Community Purposes Network Overlay popping up on almost every new site you look at? Have you wondered what it means, or have you been ignoring it? Wolter Consulting Group, in collaboration with PIE Solutions, explains what you need to know about Brisbane City Council’s Long-term Infrastructure Plan and Community Purposes Network Overlay and how they may affect you.