The Urban Heat Island Mitigation Decision Support tool (UHI-DS Tool) is a research project led by the University of New South Wales through the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL).
The effects of urban heat island can adversely affect liveability, community health and wellbeing. See how we have continued to explore ways to improve the liveability of heat impacted communities.
Toward the end of FY19 Landcom launched its first Sustainability Rebate to home buyers at Macarthur Heights. This is a new incentive to encourage greater sustainability and resilience of new homes in Landcom communities.
In FY19 Green Square Town Centre (GSTC) was awarded a 6 Star Green Star Communities rating, representing ‘World Leadership’ excellence in sustainable development.
The Welcome Dinner Project is a community initiative that connects people through the universal tradition of sharing food and stories.
Creating quality public spaces that are liveable, healthy and inclusive forms part of our Healthy & Inclusive Places pillar.
We are always looking for ways to increase access to affordable and diverse housing for our communities. Build-to-Rent (BtR) is an emerging asset class that has proven success in the United Kingdom and United States.
Placemaking plays an important role in how Landcom builds healthy and inclusive communities. Creative placemaking uses the arts to make a place more vibrant, socially engaging, and interesting by co-ordinating arts-based activities within the physical environment, such as public art projects that reflect local histories.
Universities and governments are increasingly encouraged to work collaboratively on largescale urban development projects. Landcom fosters this engagement through research and student engagement activities under the Universities Framework Agreement.
As part of our commitment to leadership Landcom entered into a collaborative research project with Western Sydney University, the University of NSW and the University of Sydney as part of our Roundtable in 2018.
Landcom recognises that managing work, relationships, caring responsibilities, finances and other life needs can be challenging at times for us all. To support our staff, in FY19 Landcom introduced LifeStreet – a new Employee Assistance Program focused on wellbeing and an individual’s life as a whole.
In recognition of Landcom’s continued advancement in integrating sustainability into business as usual activities the NSW Minister for Environment and Energy presented Landcom with a Bronze award in June 2019 as part of the Sustainability Advantage Recognition Scheme.