Wolter Consulting Group are very excited to welcome Penny Spiers to their Design team. A Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experience and having led many complex projects for public and private sector clients, Penny's work portfolio includes parks, open spaces, urban and commercial centres, educational facilities and more. Here, Penny shares some of her thoughts and vision for Brisbane as the home for Olympic Games 2032. Click on the title to read.
Time for an industrial revolution? WCG reflects on ‘Our Productive City: Brisbane’s Industrial Future’.
This week, on 21 June 2021, Brisbane City Council released Our Productive City: Brisbane’s Industrial Future - a draft strategy document that will eventually supersede the Brisbane Industrial Strategy 2019. Wolter Consulting Group has reviewed the draft of the new proposed strategy against the backdrop of the current (2019) strategy and identified key elements that will guide the development and ongoing operation of Brisbane’s industrial areas. Click on the title to read.
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.
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.
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!
Surveyors provide certainty on which growth, development, investors and governments rely for risk management and decision-making. Today, on the Global Surveyors Day, we celebrate our Survey team and the important work that they do for our clients, our projects and our community.
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.
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.
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?
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.