Media Release

Future Now exhibition inspires a better way of living for Burleigh Heads

30 June 2022

Stockland and the Australian Museum (AM) have partnered once again to tour an inspiring Future Now exhibition across a number of Stockland’s New South Wales and Queensland Retail Town Centres.

The interactive exhibition demonstrates how local communities can create a brighter future and a more sustainable way of living through current technologies and approaches. Centred on three dioramas including Smart Towns, Clever Homes and Caring for our Country, customers and communities can discover ways to help create safe, clean and healthy futures.

National Manager, Group Sustainability at Stockland, Amy Hogan said: “Stockland welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with the Australian Museum for the fourth time.

“We are thrilled to work with the Australian Museum once again on the tailored exhibition that shares sustainable solutions with the community in a fun and educational format. The collaboration aligns perfectly with our purpose that there is a better way to live,” said Ms Hogan.

Director and CEO, Australian Museum, Kim McKay AO, said: “Future Now is part of a suite of exhibitions and activities around climate change, including the newly established AM Climate Solutions Centre which presents the very latest cutting-edge research and technological solutions to inspire commitment and change.

“As Australia’s first museum, and as the custodian of our vast collection, the AM is dedicated to inspiring conversation and change. As a leader in natural history and scientific research, we are in a position to champion action on climate change and with the support of Stockland, we are able to provide a wider platform,” said Ms McKay.

Dr Jenny Newell, Manager - Climate Change Projects at Australian Museum, said: “The idea behind the exhibition Future Now is to engage and inform the public about ways we can all work towards a more sustainable future.

“Great cities and urban spaces are sensitive to our environment and our cultural histories. We have designed the three mobile and interactive pods with solutions for the home, urban and rural living as well as bigger initiatives for our country. We are pleased to partner once again with Stockland touring these new displays in retail centres, and to engage local audiences in this significant issue – the sustainability of our planet,” said Dr Newell.

Sharron Puck, Centre Manager at Stockland Burleigh Heads, said: “The centre was thrilled to be the first to offer the exhibit to locals.

“Perfectly timed for the school holidays, we know our community will enjoy getting along as a family to view the exhibits. During the month Stockland Burleigh Heads will also be celebrating NAIDOC week, Plastic-Free July and a number of sustainable initiatives in-centre including our Containers for Change program,” said Ms Puck.

The Future Now exhibition is part of Stockland’s 2030 vision to regenerate the environment, ignite inclusive prosperity, and inspire people to thrive. The partnership and exhibition aims to educate and empower Australians, no matter their age, to think about how they can make their future more sustainable.

Amy Hogan continued: “Stockland cares about its impact on the planet and society and is committed to help educate the community to better understand the issues and make changes – big and small. As leaders in developing Green Star rated retail centres, we play a significant part in driving positive change and are committed to continuing to lead by example.”

Stockland Burleigh Heads will host a series of additional interactive activities in-centre, including:

  • Four education sessions targeted at families with the Australian Museum’s Dr Jenny Newell followed by a one-hour sustainability craft workshop with Craft Parlour on Monday 4 July
  • Meet and Greet with character Dirt Girl, from Dirt Girl World on Monday 4 July, she will be roaming the centre between 10am and 1pm.
  • Seedling workshop from 10am-2pm, from Tuesday 5 July to Saturday 9 July
  • Sustainability workshops at the Book Nook, every Saturday in July.

Customers will also have an opportunity to enter a competition for a chance to win a $10,000 week-long family holiday to Fraser Island, featuring private tours, local experiences and more! To enter visit, T&Cs apply.

Stockland Burleigh Heads in Queensland will kick off the tour on Monday 4 July for the month. The exhibit will then travel on to Stockland Green Hills in New South Wales in August, before heading down to Stockland Wetherill Park and Stockland Shellharbour the following months.

Stockland is on its way to net zero carbon emissions across its business by 2028, two years earlier than committed. Its aim is to create a better way to live through regenerative and circular living, inclusive and accessible living, and healthy and connected living. To achieve this, Stockland is investing in renewable energy and technology, reducing our carbon footprint, diverting waste from landfill, and providing electric vehicle charging stations.

For more solutions to climate change please visit the Australian Museum’s Climate Change Solutions.