We define 'sustainable development' through the integration of our four Sustainability Elements: Environmental Responsibility, Community Wellbeing, Design Excellence, and Economic Health. The Elements form our framework to achieve positive outcomes, across a diverse portfolio of projects. We recognise that by considering these elements across the lifecycle of our projects, from project start-up to end-use, we improve our ability to create long-term value by delivering more sustainable outcomes for the Western Australian community.
We aim to protect and manage natural systems, habitat and biodiversity, and efficiently and innovatively manage energy, water, and waste resources to create positive environmental outcomes. This involves:
Protecting, maintaining and enhancing healthy ecosystem biodiversity.
Protecting water resources, reducing water use and promoting water recycling.
Reducing energy use, increasing efficiency and renewable energy, and reducing our carbon footprint (greenhouse) emissions and contribute to addressing climate change.
Reducing and managing the environmental and health impacts of land contamination and hazardous waste.
Encouraging efficient use of materials and decrease waste disposal to landfill and increase recycling.
We seek to understand community needs and aspirations through our community engagement to determine the appropriate community development partnerships and strategies. Our place-based approach guides our implementation of affordability and indigenous relations. This involves:
involving the community from the early stages of planning to provide opportunities to positively influence development outcomes
understanding community needs and aspirations to facilitate the appropriate community development partnerships and strategies
addressing affordability by supplying land in areas of market failure, delivering affordable land and housing options and implementing affordable living initiatives
providing foundations for healthy communities where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Western Australians come together.
We believe design excellence is an essential part of every project from start to finish. Having a good design process enables us to distil the knowledge and evidence about a place, its communities and its future. Having a good understanding of the intrinsic qualities of a place helps us build on the opportunities it offers, making the most of the investment in the development, and creating a strong place based vision for the area. We see design as an avenue to find solutions that address complex challenges to improve social, economic and environmental outcomes.
Applicable to all our developments, from mixed-use to industrial, the key themes of diversity, liveability, cultural heritage and identity, and design quality are always critical considerations. We have found that thinking about these issues in an integrated way from the outset provides the best opportunity to improve outcomes for each development project.
LandCorp is committed to investing in, and realising the potential of, land and infrastructure to support economic growth and the creation of social and economic development opportunities. We realise that through our industrial and commercial land and infrastructure development we have an important role in directly maintaining and growing industry, business and employment. While our development of activity centres and residential land supports economic development indirectly by creating communities close to employment centres and transport hubs.