SGS Principal and Partner Alison Holloway was invited as a panel speaker at the launch of the Government Architect Office’s draft Greener Places event on 28 November 2017.
Greener Places established an urban Green Infrastructure policy for NSW. It presents a shift towards open space, bushland, waterways and urban canopy as essential urban infrastructure.
Alison spoke to the broad economic, social and environment benefits of Green Infrastructure, drawing from recent SGS project experience. Project evaluation methods should be building in these benefits, and capturing public value. This requires a place based approach to integrate the roles of various delivery agencies towards shared goals. New approaches to funding are also needed beyond the current Section 94 contributions plans and grant programs.