Mirvac’s sustainability plan ‘This Changes Everything’ recognises its role as an industry leader and sets in place a number of strategies aimed to deliver an ambitious series of goals, including the creation of its first One Planet Living Community by 2018. One Planet Living provides a vision of the world where everyone, everywhere can live happy, healthy lives within the limits of our planet, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.
As an accredited One Planet Living Sustainability Integrator, HIP V. HYPE Sustainability was engaged by Mirvac to drive the implementation of the One Planet Living framework for a significant brownfield site in Marrickville, Sydney. The project will deliver a new library and community hub, along with 223 apartments.
We collaborated with the Mirvac project team and Inner West Council to identify and evaluate site-specific opportunities across the 10 One Planet Principles, setting targets that the project will be required to report against.
The combination of scale, location, mixture of uses and the triple bottom line sustainability principles adopted from early concept have combined to enable this project to demonstrate a clear pathway towards becoming a One Planet Community. It was the first project in NSW and the largest in Australia to achieve endorsement as a One Planet Community.