Sustainability at Stockland is about ensuring we leave the communities and environment where we operate in good shape for future generations. In line with our purpose, we’re committed to creating shared value for all our stakeholders and to delivering 'a better way to live'.
With our development here at Birtinya we have a unique opportunity to help create the right balance of social, environmental and economic conditions for our communities, customers and investors now and in the future.
We’re working towards achieving this by implementing a host of new initiatives, some of these include:
Reducing Carbon Emissions by saving energy and reducing vehicle exhaust:
We will achieve this through the installation of energy efficient lighting, a 550kW solar panel system, energy efficient building design utilising cross flow ventilation and passive cooling techniques to reduce the need for air conditioning, building management systems, high absorptive insulation and environmentally considered finishes and architectural features.
Improving water management and quality by recycling and reducing water usage:
We will do this by harvesting rainwater for reuse via our onsite rainwater detention tank, WELS rated tapware, and water efficient showerheads and fixtures. Further water management improvements will be made with the installation of intelligent metering to detect overuse and provide leakage alarms.
Improving waste management by facilitating recycling and minimising volume:
We will achieve this through implementing an improved recycling plan, improving waste storage and removal facilities, installing efficient hand dryers to reduce paper towel waste and monitoring retailer waste management.
Improving health and wellbeing by increasing healthy lifestyle activities in centre:
We will work towards this by improving accessibility and amenity for customers with an inclusive approach to public spaces, play areas and facilities, increasing focus on fresh food cooking and eating, and the introduction of new healthy living programs and activities.
Improving community connections by expanding our community activations:
We will do this through increasing in-centre community activations, introducing free WiFi, creating breakout zones and community meeting places,building an authentic sense of place for the precinct where people can connect in meaningful and organic ways.
Improving education opportunity by supporting training initiatives and inspirations programs:
We are doing this through our support of the ARA Retail Ready training program and collaboration with AES to provide employment opportunities for the local indigenous community.