Development projects are a key avenue through which we create market-leading destinations that offer unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.
By formally integrating best practice sustainability initiatives into developments and upgrades, we can improve the resilience of our centres, minimise their environmental footprint and ensure we continue serve our local and diverse community needs right across Australia.
As we look to the future of retail, we see an increasing need to focus our developments and tenancy design on human-centred aspects so that we can deliver market-leading destinations. In May 2018, we established a Design Centre of Excellence to ensure this focus is maintained across all of our projects.
We also developed and rolled out a sustainable design brief, which sets out a consistent set of guidelines and minimum requirements for integrating the long term objectives of our Sustainability strategy into our major construction, asset refurbishment and capital upgrade projects.
The sustainable design brief guides our development project managers and contractors on how to implement all elements of our Sustainability strategy across the conception, design, planning and delivery stages of a project.
It additionally includes key elements of the Green Star Design & As Built framework, identifying a range of best practice solutions relating to energy, water, waste, building materials, transport and biodiversity, as well as enhanced health, wellbeing and social inclusion outcomes for implementation. Vicinity uses our project Green Star ratings to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability leadership as we create market-leading destinations for our communities.
Our recent Green Star certified development projects