Our work

Bioregional Australia focuses on creating One Planet Communities and supporting the development of One Planet Councils.

 

We apply our expertise in a highly practical way because we want our work to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives with the natural limits of the planet.



Work with us

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Sustainable Places

We generate practical and deliverable ideas for sustainable places, and work in partnership to make them happen. We have 20 years’ track record in delivering solutions for better housing, neighbourhoods, and local amenities, working with developers, housing associations and local authorities in a community- and commercially-minded  way.

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Sustainability Action Plans

We work in partnership with companies and the public sector to co-create sustainability action plans using our One Planet Living framework. An action plan helps to establish a vision for sustainability and identifies practical steps to realise this vision through a series of short and longer term actions and targets.

 

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Training

The One Planet Training Course is the flagship for individuals looking to pick-up the tools and resources to effectively maximise sustainability outcomes as part of their work through the use of One Planet Living, its Assessment Framework and supporting Program.

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Implementation support

We apply our practical expertise across a range of areas including, energy, waste, materials and stakeholder and employee engagement to help organisations realise their sustainability ambitions. This includes providing training, workshops, research, analysis and identifying practical solutions and recommendations for implementation.

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Innovative Solutions

We combine our entrepreneurial experience, expertise and creativity to create innovative solutions where a fresh approach or business model is required. Our recent innovations have focused on forestry management and timber supply chain and also on localised energy grid and storage solutions.


Projects

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The City of Greater Geelong

Council
Geelong, Victoria

The City of Greater Geelong in Victoria is the third council in Australia to be formally assessed against the ten…

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Yarra City Council

Council
Yarra, Victoria

Yarra City Council was the first local government in Australia to receive national certification for One Planet Living in August…

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 WGV – White Gum Valley

Construction, One Planet Community
Fremantle, Western Australia

WGV, led by land development agency LandCorp, is Australia’s second One Planet Community. Over 80 homes, from single houses to…

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The 5×4 Project

Construction
Melbourne, Western Australia

The 5×4 Hayes Lane Project is a unique, inner-city home on an alley way in Melbourne, Australia, which used the…

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 One Planet Fremantle

Council, One Planet City
Fremantle, Wester Australia

The City of Fremantle (Perth, Australia) is the second One Planet City. With its comprehensive Action Plan, it aims to…

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The Commons

Construction
Melbourne, Australia

The Commons is a sustainable urban development that is focused on maximising the environmental, social and economic performance of the…

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Linfox

Business
Victoria, Australia

Linfox Logistics provide supply chain solutions to companies across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The company is divided into…

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Aurecon

Business
Victoria, Australia

Aurecon is a global company that provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for public and private sector clients. Its…

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 Zibi

Flagship One Planet Community (endorsed by Bioregional in 2015)
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Our latest One Planet Community will be a highly sustainable mixed-use development of some 2,500 homes, shops and office space…

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 BedZED

Eco Community, Innovative Construction
Hackbridge, Sutton, UK

BedZED is the UK’s first large-scale, mixed use sustainable community with 100 homes, office space, a college and community facilities.…

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Cutting household carbon & energy bills

Advocacy
UK

Based on our practical experience of working on existing housing as well as new build, we’re campaigning for changes in…

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One Planet Sport

Sport, Construction
Stratford, East London, UK

Bioregional helped to make the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the most sustainable ever. We want to build on…

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 One Planet Middlesbrough

Places
Middlesbrough,UK

Middlesbrough in North East England became the second One Planet Council in 2011. Using the One Planet Living framework based…

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 WestWyck EcoVillage

Eco Community
Melbourne, Australia

A redundant Victorian primary school in a hilltop heritage area in Melbourne  is being transformed into Australia’s first One Planet…

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 Villages Nature

Tourism
Paris, France

On the doorstep of Paris and next door to Disneyland, an ambitious sustainable tourism project based on the ten One…

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Smart local grids

Energy
Rose Hill, East Oxford, UK

Bioregional is working with partners to make green solar electricity connect easily and affordably into local electricity grids. The result…

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 Singita Serengeti

Eco Community, Tourism, Valuing Nature
Tanzania, Africa

One of the world’s finest safari resorts is a One Planet Living Community, working to improve the lives of local…

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UN post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Advocacy
United Nations, New York, USA

We’re working with partners to put sustainable consumption and production at the heart of the UN’s new sustainable development goals…

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 One Planet Sutton

Places
Sutton, London, UK

Sutton Council became the first One Planet Council in 2009, with an action plan to deliver sustainability to this outer…

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 One Brighton

Eco Community, Innovative Construction
Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, UK

Two cutting edge apartment buildings in the heart of Britain’s premiere seaside resort have brought sustainable living into the mainstream…

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 NW Bicester

Construction, Places, Eco Community, Energy
Bicester, Oxfordshire UK

We’re helping to build the UK’s first Eco Town, setting new standards in sustainability. We’re doing this through a long-term…

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 Kingfisher

One Planet Company
London, UK

Bioregional is helping Europe’s largest home improvement retailer to fulfil its sustainability ambitions. We are monitoring Kingfisher plc’s global progress…

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 Imbera

One Planet Company
Queretaro, Mexico

We’re using our One Planet Living framework with Latin America’s leading company in the design and manufacture of commercial refrigeration…

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 Hollerich Village

Eco Community
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Hollerich Village is being planned for a 3.6 hectare ex-industrial site in the heart of the Ville de Luxembourg, one…

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Heart of Hackbridge

Regeneration, Places
Hackbridge, Sutton, South London

Working with the local council and community, we have transformed a run-down local shopping parade blighted by speeding traffic. We’ve…

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 Grow Community

One Planet Community endorsed by Bioregional in 2012
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

The first One Planet Community in the USA to have occupied homes, the Grow Community is just a short ferry…

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Good Woods

Valuing Nature, Business
UK

Bioregional is working to revive neglected woodlands by teaming up with owners, voluntary groups and local communities. We are searching…

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Innovative office retrofit

Energy, Construction
Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

Bioregional has given an old office building in a conservation area a radical but sensitive refurbishment using pioneering energy saving…

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B&Q

Business, Retail & Products
UK

One of Bioregional’s longest-running and most important partnerships is with B&Q, the first One Planet Company. We’re entrusted with reviewing…

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 Cundall

One Planet Company
London, UK

International engineering consultancy Cundall became the world’s first One Planet consultancy in 2012. It is using the One Planet Living…

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BEPIT – a better building toolkit

Construction, Energy
North West Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

Bioregional is leading a £1.3 million, four year long research project to radically narrow the serious performance gap between the…

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 One Planet Brighton & Hove

Places
Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, UK

Brighton & Hove is the first One Planet City. It is using a stretching and ambitious sustainability action plan based…

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 Sonoma Mountain Village

One Planet Community endorsed by Bioregional in 2008
Sonoma County, CA, USA

North America’s first One Planet Community is Sonoma Mountain Village (SOMO) – a $1billion redevelopment of an 200 acre, ex-industrial site,…

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Sutton Community Farm

Social enterprise
Sutton, South London, UK

Promoting access to fresh, healthy, sustainable food while addressing local and international food security issues. Introducing Sutton Community Farm (SCF) – a…

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John Lewis

Business
London, UK

We’ve worked with one of the biggest and most respected names in UK retail on reducing its environmental impacts over…