Peter Clarke

21 June 2011 – Melbourne City councillor Peter Clarke has been appointed chair of the newly created Urban Renewal Authority board, which will replace VicUrban.

Mr Clarke, a former executive director of the Property Council of Australia’s Victorian division intends to resign from his position at the City of Melbourne and will begin work with the VicUrban board once his council resignation has taken effect, a City of Melbourne media statement said late today.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle congratulated Mr Clarke and said: “Cr Clarke has given the City of Melbourne six-and-a-half years of outstanding service. His contribution to the city, particularly in the planning portfolio, has been exemplary and it is therefore fitting that he is going off to head one of the most important authorities in the state,” the Lord Mayor said.

Job Listings

Fuji Xerox

24 June 2011 – Buoyed by the sustainability achievements of their Australian operations Fuji Xerox has created a new position of regional sustainability manager Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.

Matthew Belleghem, senior consultant with EnviroSearchGlobal, which is managing the placement, said: “The role looks to replicate at the regional level the success of Fuji Xerox’s Australian sustainability success story based on the work done in Australia by Amanda Keogh, Fuji Xerox Australia’s manager of environment and sustainability.

Last year Fuji Xerox Australia won the Leading in Sustainability Award at the Banksia Awards in the large business category for its achievements in economic, social and environmental performance.

Mr Belleghem said the job to oversee the rollout of a regional sustainability program across Fuji Xerox’s 13 operating companies in the Asia-Pacific would suit a marketing and sustainability professional with relevant regional experience.

The position is initially based in Sydney before relocation to Singapore.

The company is also seeking a national sustainability practice manager. The successful applicant would be building and leading a sustainability consulting practice.

Contact Matthew Belleghem Tel 61 3 9663 5570.

Great Barrier Reef, photo: Richard Ling

John Holland
, Perth needs an experienced sustainability coordinator for its Western Region business.

The successful person will provide advice to both internal and external clients on how to achieve environmental and sustainable development objectives, and in meeting government regulations and industry best-practice targets. They will also need to maintain expert knowledge of the latest developments in the area of green building and infrastructure through ongoing research. Contact 61 8 9482 2700 or see job site

Deloitte’s is looking for a senior analyst qualified in engineering, environmental science or chemistry. The job involves developing sustainability and climate change strategies, quantification of greenhouse gases and consideration of impacts of a carbon price, provision of assurance and advisory services related to the National Greenhouse and  Energy Reporting Act  and developing the business, account management and building relationships with clients. Contact Erin Wilberforce on 61 8 9365 7195.

The Department of Treasury and Finance, Melbourne wants to recruit an environmental sustainability and development manager. You fit the bill if you can demonstrate  knowledge of environmental management systems, industry developments and trends. Applications close on Tuesday, 5 July 2011. Call Michael Havekotte on  61 3 8683 2869.

Hunter region of NSW
Interested in implementing sustainability education projects ? Apply for the sustainability education officer job with the Hunter Council’s Environment Division across 14 NSW Councils. This is a full time position for six months with potential to extend. Contact: Kim Garrett for details 61 2 4978 4023

Cardno ITC has a new position in its Brisbane office for a sustainability engineer.  Applicants needs a mechanical background and must have an interest in and understanding of design parameters and sustainability in the built environment. Experience in NABERS Energy and Green Star are essential, experience in AccuRate (or similar) modelling is desired. This position will have high levels of client exposure and management. Send  CV to

Ernst and Young, Brisbane is searching for a senior manager climate change and sustainability services.

Two new roles for software company, Transact/SQL. Developers are based at Sydney’s Technology Park in Redfern. The work is in global energy and carbon management.
You will join a team of seven developers involved on new software development.  Contact Jane Heard or Janice Tier on 612 8221 8848. Email


Tania Crosbie, left, and Melissa Houghton

Tania Crosbie and Melissa Houghton
15 June 2011 –
Two former staffers from the Green Building Council of Australia, Tania Crosbie and Melissa Houghton, have launched a new venture that focuses on people rather than buildings to achieve greater sustainability in the workplace.

Sustainability at Work, with offices in Sydney and Melbourne, will work with companies to promote positive behavioural change in staff using programs that build around “engagement, relevance, research and humour,” the pair say.

“Sustainability is a way of building a community within the work environment,” director Tania Crosbie said.

“People work, live and play in buildings – and yet they are often the last consideration when it comes to the sustainability of our built environment.

“After years of working within the property sector, we recognised that the positive behaviour of people was essential in driving environmental performance of our buildings.”

Sustainability at Work ( will provide green training and induction programs; green office walk-throughs; full-scale sustainable office programs; sustainability workplace benchmarking and reporting; and internal/external sustainability marketing campaigns.


Tanya Cox

Tanya Cox and Linda Nicholls
14 June 2011 –
Low Carbon Australia Limited board has two new members, Tanya Cox and Linda Nicholls.

Ms Cox is chief operating officer and company secretary of DEXUS and has 25 years’ experience in the finance industry and is also chair of the Property Council of Australia national risk committee among a host of other current and previous positions with NM Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Ltd, Bank of New Zealand (Australia), Australian Athletes With a Disability Limited, Music & Opera Singers Trust and the AGSM Alumni Advisory Board.

Ms Cox was a finalist in the 2005 NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards.

Linda Nicholls

Linda Bardo Nicholls is a corporate adviser and a director of a number of leading Australian companies and organisations. Current and former senior roles include with Yarra Trams, Fairfax Media, Sigma Pharmaceutical Group, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Healthscope, Australia Post, St George Bank, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and The Harvard Business School Alumni Board (USA).

Nic Burt
Nic Burt has been appointed chief executive officer of the Facility Management Association, based in Melbourne, replacing former long

Nic Burt

term CEO David Duncan.

Mr Burt has worked in local government in a number of facility management roles. His most recent position was with Youth Projects.

He told the Fifth Estate that FM was key to sustainability and to the life cycle of facilities. Central to his role was to raise the profile and lobbying strength for the FMA’s members, now numbering about 2000.

“The challenges are to strengthen the role of the FMA as an industry advocate and at the same time to continue to work in collaborative partnerships with other peak bodies,” Mr Burt said.

More specifically, a key challenge was to encourage

“increased recognition of the industry as a whole and a higher level of understanding in government and non-government sectors about its role. And probably to build on the diversity in the industry and progress some of the standards in the industry.

“We know that FM plays the biggest impact on the life cycle of a building and sustainability is core to our members.”

Sam Mostyn

Sam Mostyn, director of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at the University of Sydney, has been engaged in a consulting role to work with Brookfield Multiplex to help shape external and internal communications.

The group has been working on a number of sophisticated projects, which it plans to roll out in coming weeks and months. A hint of these, a short video related to the efficiency gains from One Shelley Street, Sydney, will appear at this week’s national conference in Canberra by the National Business Leaders Forum on sustainable development.

Also speaking at the event will be Green Building Council of Australia’s Romilly Madew.

David Low

15 June 2011 – CB Richard Ellis has expanded its sustainability capabilities through the appointment of David Low as sustainability manager based in the company’s Adelaide office.

Mr Low will focus on assisting the asset services team with energy efficiency, NABERS ratings and Commercial Building Disclosure related issues.

Managing director of CBRE Adelaide, Philip Rundle, said that the Adelaide market, while small in national terms, had historically been very active in relation to energy efficiency and sustainability.

David Low

“This is generally driven by all levels of government and major property investors,” Mr Rundle said.

Activity centred on NABERS ratings, both base and tenancy, by building owners and tenants, the introduction of the CBD disclosure program, and legislative requirements for reporting environmental impact and footprints at the corporate level, Mr Rundle said.

The company was also monitoring the implications of the proposed carbon price on the built environment. “We believe this will also provide additional demand for sustainability services provided by CBRE,” Mr Rundle said.

Key concern to clients he said was “a desire to provide quality space at reasonable cost whilst minimising the impact on the environment. ”

A key role for Mr Low would be to educate and advise the company’s sales, leasing, valuation and asset management teams, Mr Rundle said.

Mr Low is the first full time sustainability member of the Adelaide office but he will also be available to assist other sustainabity staff such as Nick Mavropsi, regional director technical services and Rebecca Pearce, head of sustainability – Pacific.

CBRE is committed to resourcing our sustainability division as the market grows, we see David’s appointment as the start of growth in Sustainability Division on a national basis.”

Simon Fox

Mr Rundle said.

Napier & Blakeley
Simon Fox
has assumed the sustainability role at Napier & Blakeley after Roger Walker, former head of sustainability, building & business operations efficiency left to form his own consultancy.

Mr Fox, who joined the company about 18 months ago, after a period in the Middle East and with Dexus, is associate director. He said there had been an increase in demand for green building related work driven by the green building fund. He expected that the environmental upgrades legislation in NSW which will streamline funding for sustainable upgrades to buildings using a mechanism to tie repayments to council rates, would also help stimulate work.


2 June 2011 – David Holm has joined Cox Richardson in Sydney as director. Mr Holm has more than 20 years experience in the

transport design sector, specifically airports and airport retail design including in Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and New Delhi.

He is also an accomplished author of two books, Drawing Italy and Drawing Paris and is a design educator and mentor working closely with several institutions tutoring, mentoring and presenting master classes.

Cox Richardson founder director, Philip Cox, said: “David’s work is exhilarating and ambitious.” Mr Holm was previously with Woodhead.

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David Holm


Plum job listings

2 June 2011

The NSW government is still searching for a new manager for NABERS after former manager Matthew Clark was appointed director of energy and water programs in the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

The position, manager built environment program, will be within the same office now part of the Department of Premier and Cabinet,  Climate Change, Policy and Programs, Water Energy Programs, Built Environment

Mr Clark, said, “We are hoping that the field of candidates for the job would include enthusiast people from across the built environment sector who would like to have a big say in helping to shape Government policy in this space.”

Programs within the responsibility of this position include: NABERS, the home saver rebates, the home power savings, programs and the environmental upgrade agreements. See our full story Contact:  Jeanette Baptista (02) 9995 6350

If you want to reduce the environmental footprint of business while working part-time then this new job at the Total Environment Centre is for you. Wanted is a capital sustainability business engagement manager to work with TEC’s Green Capital ( Three days a week, at $55,300 a year pro rata.  Contact: Jeff Angel,

Investa Land
is looking for a sustainability specialist who can come up with creative ideas for development projects. See the Seek website or Investa’s website

Latrobe City Council Traralgon  and La Trobe Valley is offering $70,000 – $74,999 for a coordinator, environment sustainability. Contact: Human Resources Officer, Latrobe City Council, PO Box 264 Morwell VIC 3840. Deadline 5 pm Friday 10 June 2011.


Now who could this be? A “national services consultancy, recognised at Australia’s leading sustainability experts” needs a new associate director to lead a team of four “well trained and personable sustainable staff”. Head office has a “sustainable team” of over 20 members with an eye on growth, and the projection is to grow. Salary, $130,000 – $169,999. Contact recruiter Nick Blake on 0404 887 880 or

The City of Sydney has been offering $97,278 a year plus superannuation for a sustainability program leader to work in the CBD, Inner West  and Eastern Suburbs. The job closed 29 May. Contact Tom Belsham, Manager Sustainability Programs on 02 9246 9849

AECOM is looking for a team leader for the CBD & Inner Suburbs. Contact

The University of Canberra is seeking a sustainability planner. Salary range: $77,084 to $85,980 a year plus super. Contact Philip Wales on (02) 6201 2464.

Sydney North Shore and Northern Beaches

Building Services Energy Conservation Systems Pty Ltd is looking for a sustainability consultant. You will need a minimum three years experience in the industry, high level in communication, detail and organisational skills and be a dab hand at writing technical reports. Contact Kim Kreutz at

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