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Tip Top Building

185 Weston St

Brunswick, VIC 3055

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This 3 hour tour takes you through some of Melbourne's best examples of Better Apartments.

Hear from the building manager of the innovative Tip Top building in Brunswick and learn how its sustainability features work: WSUD with rainwater harvesting, biofilters and raingardens; solar energy and Apricus evacuated tube solar HWS; waste management strategy including communal composting; green travel plan; and edible gardens. This unique redevelopment incoroporates new and heritage listed built form, winning UDIA's Award for Excellence in Urban Renewal at both the state (2014) and national (2015) level. It also received the Asia Pacific Property Award for Best Residential Development Australia (2016).

Continue on to iconic The Commons and Heller Street Park & Residences to take an external tour and learn about these impressive sites. Both include a unique mix of communal / public and private space, while boasting extensive sustainability features such as solar panels, hydronic heating, solar passive design, double-glazed windows, community gardens, rainwater collection, car sharing and much more.

The Better Apartments Design Standards were implemented in the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes via Amendment VC136 on 13 April 2017. This tour isn't associated with DELWP or the Victorian Government, but seeks to help practitioners consider how these new design standards relate to recent examples.

The buildings on this tour

  • Tip Top (Brunswick) - site tour with building manager
  • The Commons (Brunswick) - external tour
  • Heller Street Park and Residences (Brunswick West) - external tour

By the end of this tour you will:

  • Gain insight into what is meant by 'Better Apartments'
  • Learn about a large range of sustainability features for residential developments
  • Hear from building managers who understand the technology and issues
  • Learn about what works and what doesn't work
  • Hear about the maintenance requirements
  • Consider how Better Apartments are improving living standards
  • Be connected to and learn from other participants
  • Be inspired on what is possible in the residential developments of tomorrow

Who should come

  • Local government officers (planners, ESD, operations managers)
  • Architects
  • Developers
  • Consultants
  • Home renovators with interest in green buildings
  • Assessors

Note you will need to be able to walk up to one kilometre and bring your Myki for travel in between sites.

Included

  • One full site tour and two external tours of Brunswick's best residential examples
  • Opportunity to hear from building managers, contractors and tenants
  • Coffee stop
  • Equivalent of 3 CPD points / hours for relevant disciplines

The tour will be facilitated by Rob Catchlove (Director of Wave Consulting) and Josie McGushin (Sustainability Consultant at Wave Consulting).

Wave Consulting is committed to supporting new graduates and students and to enable them to learn alongside other professionals. A limited number of sponsored places are available for university students currently studying a relevant degree. Please email info@waveconsulting.com.au to apply for a sponsored ticket.

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