28 November 2013 — The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia today [Thursday] signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the organisations work more closely to enhance the planning, design, construction and management of sustainable communities and infrastructure in Australia.

Both organisations agreed to increase cooperation and information exchange, and to promote shared interests.

“Our organisations share a common mission to advance sustainability in the design, construction and operation of Australia’s built environment,” said GBCA chief executive Romilly Madew. “We’re committed to working collaboratively to ensure the best outcomes – for industry, government and the environment.”

Collaboration opportunities may include joint industry practitioner events, sharing technical knowledge and promoting the Infrastructure Sustainability and Green Star – Communities rating tools.

“This MoU strengthens the relationship between our two organisations, as we work together to foster synergies between infrastructure and urban development through the application of the Infrastructure Sustainability and Green Star – Communities rating tools,” said ISCA chief executive Antony Sprigg.

See our article Softly, softly on the hard task of sustainable infrastructure