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Jun 4 / 2021

Bushfire Management: What you need to know and why now?

We do not have much room left in urban situations where we don’t come across an interface between bushland and housing in a residential development. There is a certain level of responsibility that developers and development consultants carry for what we are creating and how safe our communities are. In this blog, our Bushfire Management Expert Stephen Hayes responds to some of the most commonly asked questions by our Developer clients and explains what comprises a Bushfire Management Plan and what it could mean for your existing or new development projects. Click on the title to read.

Jun 3 / 2021

Balancing the Scales of Infrastructure and Ecology

The climate is changing. Climate Scientists are predicting that the occurrence of extreme weather events will increase - both in frequency and severity. It is our responsibility to plan, design and deliver built environments that minimise the risk to life or risk of property damage from the impact of these events. David Uhlmann, WCG's Director of Environment and Sustainability shares his thoughts on this for the latest issue of UQ OOPS Connect Newsletter. Click on the title to read.

May 20 / 2021

Carseldine Village Achieves 5 Star Green Star Communities Rating!

Congratulations to our client Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (EDQ) on achieving a 5 Star Green Star Communities rating for the Carseldine Village project. Wolter Consulting Group is proud to have contributed to this significant achievement through our Sustainability Team led by David Uhlmann, as the project’s Green Star submission manager and nominated Green Star Accredited Professional. Well done and congratulations to all involved in this fantastic project!

Mar 9 / 2021

Creating opportunities for women to reach higher, together!

On the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 the Women of Wolter (WOW) came together with their industry peers not only to celebrate this important day but to unpack some of the challenges women have faced throughout history and to recognise some incredible achievements of the women who have come before us and the women we know today. The IWD 2021 theme #ChooseToChallenge also called us to think about our ongoing responsibility to make life more sustainable for women in workplaces, to be the change and to lead with positivity. Click on the title to learn how we are in this together.

Mar 3 / 2021

Is Brisbane's planning policy behind where it needs to be to cater for the current demand?

The 2020 Land Supply and Development Monitoring Report (LSDMP) results are in and while the report is generally positive for Brisbane City Council, there are some concerning trends. Our Director of Planning, Brad Jones, expands on some of the key issues and provides recommendations for the planning policy that needs to be designed for next generation of Brisbane's residents.

Nov 4 / 2020

If you think Green Star is not for you, think again.

Green Star for New Buildings applies to all types of development and is a great tool for those who want to differentiate their business and adapt to changing market trends. More comprehensive than ever, the new rating tool provides additional opportunities for alignment with your business values and goals and allows you to qualify for green star and market your existing efforts better. Many developers don’t realise they already incorporate elements in their projects that will tick enough or almost enough boxes to qualify for a certain green star rating. Could this be you?

Sep 22 / 2020

The WCG Team shed their beds! And we invite you to join us!

In line with our core value of Citizenship, the WCG Team will shed their beds on the night of World Homeless Day 2020 to raise money for their charity of choice Beddown. As a team, we aim to raise a minimum $5,000 by 10th October 2020 – World Homeless Day to help Beddown achieve their mission of “repairing the quality of life before building the life of quality.” There are a number of ways you can help and it’s as simple as Shed, Share, Support or do the three. Click on the title to learn more.

Jul 30 / 2020

WCG Young Planner Gabrielle Toohey Shares Her Experiences as UQ BRTP Alumni.

We would like to share another UQ Alumni Reflection, for UQ OOPS Connect Magazine with you. Gabrielle Toohey is our young and talented Planner. She inspires us with her passion for a 'better world' and her courage to follow her dreams. "What I am possibly most appreciative of, is the fundamental inspiration studying BRTP has given me," says Gabrielle. Click on the title to read more.

Jul 29 / 2020

WCG Team Share Their Experiences From University Days to Now - UQ OOPS Connect Newsletter, Issue 3

It was great to collaborate with UQ OOPS again on creation of their 3rd Issue of Connect Newsletter. In celebration of 50 years of the Bachelor of Regional Town Planning (BRTP) at the University of Queensland, the OOPS (UQ Organisation of Planning Students) Team collated a special issue dedicated to remembering this history. In the BRTP Alumni Reflections our Executive Director, Andrew Crawford and Senior Planner, Kimberley White share their stories from their university days to now. Click on the title to read more.