1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar




Property News

Australia aims to become energy-efficient

February 14, 2012

In the face of global realities and environmental considerations, Australia continues to work toward a viable future.

Those seeking residential property in any state may be happy to know campaigns for sustainability are being enacted locally and nationally.

Major cities have joined the effort, with Brisbane aiming to be carbon neutral by 2026 and Sydney enacting its plan for a sustainable city by 2030.

The federal government recently amped up its effort with the announcement of three new energy efficient packages.

Tackling the challenge with funding towards communities, low-income households and educating the masses, the packages will issue hundreds of millions of dollars toward the initiative.

The programs aim to improve environmentally-sound infrastructure and teach energy-smart decisions to be implemented in the home and the office. 

The financial assistance comes in addition to the $5,000 and $20,000 local grants being offered to communities via the Caring for your Country program.

A range of tactics toward a sustainable future have already been undertaken country-wide, including expanding cycling and foot path networks, increasing water efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.



Related Articles

Former industrial precincts to become residential hubs

The New South Wales government has announced plans to turn two former industrial areas in north ...
read more

Perth city budget raises fees but aims to revitalise city

The City of Perth budget for 2014/15 was passed on June 25, setting the stage for the ...
read more

Plans in motion for 'Brisbane's backyard'

Walkabout Creek will see a $2.5 million investment from the Queensland government, according ...
read more

Latest Articles

Growing strength of Melbourne market highlights capital property boom

Owners of property in Melbourne looking into selling a house could be interested in securing a ...
read more

Lending rates for new homes increase during May

First home buyers could be in luck over the coming months, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics ...
read more

Rising market confidence across South Australia highlights residential opportunities

Australia's real estate market has grown significantly over the last few months, with regions ...
read more