Research, collaboration and consideration underpins our approach to sustainability. Here’s how we did it:
Five key steps
The UrbanGrowth NSW Sustainability Strategy is the result of a three year journey of discovery, consultation and consideration, that include five key steps.
- to 2013
- UrbanGrowth NSW is born in 2013 to lead the delivery of urban transformation projects for NSW
- Landcom’s strong reputation for sustainability leadership needs to be rethought, in the context of urban renewal
We have a new mandate to focus on the planning and delivery of major urban transformation projects. Our role is to leverage government land and transport infrastructure to underpin the future prosperity and international competiveness of NSW
- 2014 to 2015
We begin the process of revising the well regarded Landcom approach to sustainability, to best align with our new mandate and portfolio of projects. As our new portfolio emerges, we evaluate the varied opportunities, constraints, strengths and weaknesseseach project will need to address with regard to sustainability. This will help inform a new strategy
- 2015 to 2016
We undertake extensive desktop research, engage with industry, government, and peak body stakeholders. We hold industry round-table charrette workshops to inform the principles of our strategy. We renew our material issues. We benchmark organisational sustainability targets nationally and internationally. We research leading sustainability projects globally
- 2016 to 2017
Draft Sustainability Strategy is publicly exhibited showcasing 5 leadership goals, and 31 targets
FOUR PILLARS OF SUSTAINABILITY
Our strategy is founded on the four internationally recognised pillars of sustainability – the environment, society, economy and governance. Embedded within each pillar, we have leadership goals and targets that drive sustainability delivery and performance.
Climate, Resilience & Resources
Our goal: Be carbon neutral, water positive and create zero waste
We will lead environmental performance across UGNSW developments by committing to being carbon neutral, water positive and zero waste by 2028.
Healthy and Inclusive Places
Our goal: Create the World’s most liveable urban communities
We will enhance Sydney’s international status as a world class liveable city by creating places founded on equity, affordability and inclusion.
Our goal: Lead a global innovation economy by enabling over 60,000 new jobs by 2036
We will lead the realisation of Sydney and the Hunter’s global innovation economy by enabling 60,000-80,000 direct jobs by 2036, with a focus on knowledge intensive, health and education sectors.