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Major Boost for Ipswich Sports Infrastructure at Springfield

Lendlease and Springfield City Group in conjunction with Ipswich City Council have opened the new Springfield Central Sports Complex adding Sport to the multi-function city that is Greater Springfield. The centre features 16 netball courts, eight tennis courts, four multi-purpose sporting fields, three club houses with canteens, and two playgrounds. It incorporates innovative LED lighting to eliminate shadows on courts at night, and 2000 recycled plastic bollards for use as barriers to car zones. Read Article 1, Read Article 2


Stockland raises tech level for Seniors

Stockland has developed a smart apartment at its Cardinal Freeman retirement village in Ashfield Sydney. The apartment features voice activated music, lighting, blinds, and appliances. A self regulating temperature control system can save residents10-15% on their energy bills. Sensors fitted throughout the apartment can be programmed to alert emergency services or family members if a resident requires assistance as well as monitor residents medications. Read Article


Mirvac turns trash into treasure whilst saving the planet

Mirvac has taken recycling and sustainability to a new level with assistance from the UNSW’s Smart Centre and designer Emma Elizabeth. Mirvac has brought together revolutionary recycling science from the SMaRT Centre and combined it with leading interior design expertise to create living spaces in its Marrick & Co apartments in inner Sydney that convert waste into stylish and attractive interior furnishings. The concept epitomises the One Planet living community aspiration of the project. Read Article


Many hands make a Home for Youths

Mirvac and the Property Industry Foundation have combined with 23 property, construction, building materials, and home appliances organisations to address youth homelessness. The organisations have donated their time, materials, and products to build Marist180, a demonstration home for 5 homeless youths at Toongabbie in Sydney. Read Article


Springfield Shares the Learning with Festival

In a Queensland first for school education the Greater Springfield Learning Coalition held its inaugural Festival of Learning from 21-26 October. The Festival featured over 50 events across six days providing students from Greater Springfield’s 11 schools and members of the public opportunities to participate in workshops covering Lego, drones, technology, literacy, song and dance. Key community events included an Embedding Indigenous Knowledges Workshop, an entrepreneur pitching competition, a Mount Kent Observatory Presentation and Night-Sky Viewing and a Rising Stars talent show. Read Article


Dexus Townsville To Harness the Sun

Dexus has commenced construction of the largest onsite solar car port system in the country at its Willows Shopping Centre in Townsville. In total, 4,800 solar photovoltaic panels will be installed, generating approximately 2,500 MWh per annum, equivalent to the usage of 370 households in Queensland, and significantly reducing the shopping centre’s use of grid-purchased electricity and associated carbon emissions. Read Article


Tech Increases Office Share in US

CBRE’s annual Tech 30 report found that tech companies accounted for 21 percent of major office-leasing activity in the first half of this year, up from 11 percent when CBRE began tracking the figures in 2011. Leading the charge are Vancouver and San Francisco with the fastest tech job growth in this year’s report. Read Article