Research, collaboration and consideration of global benchmarking underpins our strategy.
Five key steps
The Sustainability Strategy and Plan is the result of a three-year journey of research, consultation and consideration. This page briefly outlines the journey.
Our existing strategy is due for a renewal.
We undertake a rigorous process of research, benchmarking and testing new targets and indicators to best align with our evolving portfolio of projects.
We test our thinking with industry experts and seek feedback. We evaluate the varied opportunities, constraints, strengths and weaknesses that each project will need to address under the new sustainability strategy.
March - May 2017
We share the draft strategy with industry and the public, and collect feedback on the proposed leadership goals and targets.
New Sustainable Places Strategy launched.
Our Sustainable Places Strategy
Our strategy incorporates four leadership goals and over thirty associated targets to guide the way we deliver new communities.
But is it world class?
NSW is a leading state with a world class city as its flagship urban area. As the NSW Government's land and property development organisation, we are required to embed a world class approach to sustainability.
To meet this standard, we benchmarked our chosen issues and targets within Australia and overseas. This methodology considered the sustainability targets, strategies and requirements of:
- the world’s top 15 development organisations as measured by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark
- our national government land organisation peers including the ACT Land Development Agency, Renewal South Australia, Landcorp WA and Places Victoria
- our international government land organisation peers including City of Chicago, Toronto Redevelopment Authority, New York City Economic Development Corporation, Nordic Built Cities (Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden government collective), Seoul Metropolitan Government
- international commitments including Paris 2015 (COP21), the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda and 100 Resilient Cities
- domestic commitments including A Plan for Growing Sydney, Premier’s Priorities, Sustainable Sydney 2030, Sydney District Plans, NSW Climate Change Policy Framework (draft)
- our former organisational targets and performance, and early benchmarking of the potential outcomes achievable across our portfolio.