Freo a finalist in 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards

Great to see Fremantle recognised as a finalist in a couple of categories in the prestigious 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards that will be announced in Sydney next month.

WGV by LandCorp (in partnership with City of Fremantle and Josh Byrne & Associates) is a finalist in the BANKSIA SMART AWARD:

When the site of the former Kim Beasley (special) school in White Gum Valley, near Fremantle in Western Australia, was purchased by WA’s land and development agency, LandCorp, the previous planning indicated a low density, high energy and water consuming, typical WA development. Instead, LandCorp worked with the local community, City of Fremantle, and Josh Byrne & Associates, to create an ‘Innovation through Demonstration’ project that would be a test bed for a host of innovative ideas for urban infill, while creating a desirable place to live for future residents and a place that would benefit the existing local community.


The City of Fremantle is a finalist in the BANKSIA SUSTAINABLE CITIES AWARD.

The City of Fremantle was officially recognised as an international sustainability leader following its endorsement as the world’s second One Planet City by global sustainability organisation Bioregional. Announced at the City’s One Planet Fest-a-Con in October 2015, a three-week festival celebrating local sustainable culture and achievements, the international accreditation acknowledges Fremantle’s progress towards a ‘One Planet’ lifestyle that has been supported by council, local residents and the business community. The international certification is a significant achievement that measured sustainability actions and strategies against the ten principles of One Planet Living and Common International Targets used for the One Planet Councils Program. The international accreditation is confirmation that the City’s efforts are not only effective at a local level but are recognised as being world best practice. The City is one of only four local governments in the world to be officially certified as a One Planet Council – recognition which is reserved for exemplary regions who are leading the charge on sustainable living. The way the City has embedded the One Planet Living framework into its operations and vision demonstrates its desire to help put the world on a path to a sustainable future and is why Fremantle has been a leader in sustainability for many years. The City of Fremantle qualified as a One Planet Council at a national level in 2014, achieving International Leadership status in the lead-up to international accreditation. The City was also named WA’s first carbon neutral council in 2009.

There are some impressive other entries from all around the country. Well done to all for getting this far. For more details see:


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