Mirvac wheels into the circular economy to help meet zero-waste target
Mirvac has successfully piloted a waste reduction project resulting in approximately 900 cubic metres of furniture and fit-out materials diverting from landfill.
380 St Kilda Road
Mirvac acquired a 50 per cent interest in 380 St Kilda Road over 25 years ago, purchasing the remaining 50 per cent in 2001. In 2012, the 15 level, A-grade building had a 3.5 Star NABERS Energy rating and a 3 star NABERS Water rating. Over the past eight years, Mirvac’s in-house facilities management and technical services teams have focused on improving the environmental performance of the building, which has seen the asset reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by an incredible 70 per cent and its water usage by 44 per cent.
699 Bourke Street and 644 Collins Street
Standing next to each other above Southern Cross station in Melbourne, both 699 Bourke Street and 664 Collins Street were built with sustainability front of mind.
Googong is a new township located on the NSW/ACT border, just 16 kilometres south-east of Canberra, which Mirvac is delivering in partnership with Peet. Setting a new benchmark for environmentally sustainable greenfield communities, the township will feature a dedicated water recycling plant that will be used to help drought-proof Googong,
40 Miller Street
At 40 Miller Street in Sydney, a leak was identified by an onsite contractors and was reported the morning that it occurred, as well as being picked up through Mirvac’s remote monitoring technology.
Harcrest is a 56 hectare masterplanned community in Wantirna South, which was completed by Mirvac in 2015. Early in the design phase, the project team – having seen the impacts of drought on other projects in Victoria (particularly in regard to landscaping) – identified an opportunity to integrate a highly efficient stormwater capture system to irrigate the estate’s public open spaces.
Brighton Lakes, NSW
Brighton Lakes is a masterplanned community located in Sydney’s southwest. Its strong urban design principles were intended to create a community that has a sense of safety and security, is site and climate responsive, and, importantly, delivers a sense of place.
The next step of our reconciliation journey
Mirvac launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2017, with a goal to build stronger relationships with First Nations peoples, learn about and understand their unique cultures and connection to Country, and create greater economic opportunities (such as employment through social procurement).
Shelter @ Mirvac
At Mirvac, we recognise that our places do not exist in isolation, and that connecting with our local communities delivers better outcomes for us all.
Reducing our carbon footprint further
In 2014, Mirvac set its industry leading target to be net positive carbon by 2030 and we released our plan on how we expect to achieve this in 2019.
Progressing our zero waste ambition
Mirvac’s Planet Positive: Waste & Materials outlines how we’ll send zero waste to landfill by 2030.
Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.
Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.