Roundtable | Climate Resilience & First Nations Design


Whilst there has been significant growth in recognition of First Nations culture to Country in recent years, it is still an area in which there is more need of presence within the property sector. 

From planning to design and architecture, how can the industry better respond and become more inclusive to First Nations culture and heritage and how can it be considered further when undertaking new projects?

The world’s attention will be on Brisbane in 2032.

In less than 10 years, Brisbane will be transformed – economically, culturally and socially. The global attention and attraction will have enormous effects on the city’s major infrastructure, tourism and future development opportunities.

But what does that mean for the property industry?

The property sector is facing an enormous challenge and responsibility to deliver projects that consider wellness, sustainability and socially conscious outcomes. 

Whilst the application of these principles can lower costs, reduce negative environmental impacts and significantly improve our built environment, how can they be practically implemented by the property sector in Australia?

Housing affordability in Australia has moved from an economic problem to a social crisis. 

Innovative solutions that bring together governments, community housing providers and the private sector are crucial in solving Australia’s desperate, and growing housing affordability crisis.

As investors look for resilience and private developers shift to meet the growing housing supply crisis, institutional residential assets will play an important role in meeting future demand.

During the past 5 years, a pipeline of now-completed build-to-rent projects has emerged—providing evidence that the model works on our shores. 

So what does the future hold for build-to-rent real estate and how can industry further respond in a practical way?