WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT
Australia’s major cities are becoming larger and denser, with more and more people – both domestic and from overseas - gravitating towards the opportunities they offer. With this intense growth comes great opportunities for cities to evolve and thrive in new, sustainable ways. However, it also places considerable pressure on our infrastructure and our communities, as we adjust to a different way of living. As we grow, we need to be mindful not to grow apart.
As an end-to-end developer, Mirvac has an ability to impact the communities in and around its assets. We take this responsibility very seriously – after all, the places we create will shape the lives of the people who live, work and play there. It’s important that we ask ourselves what kind of legacy we want to leave, how we can enrich communities, and that we listen to our stakeholders so we understand what’s important to them too. By doing so, we can make collaborative decisions that affect people in a positive way, and create places where people feel safe, happy, healthy and connected.
Communities value connection. Our approach to investing in social infrastructure early in the development process is delivering benefits and demonstrate that we can help to create flourishing places and more attractive commercial spaces.
OUR PROGRESS TO DATE
In FY23, we set a goal to invest at least $50 million in Creating a Strong Sense of Belonging by 2025.
But how does ‘a strong sense of belonging’ deliver social value, and why is it relevant to Mirvac? The answer lies in our core competency as the creator and curator of places.
As an integrated, end-to-end developer, the single biggest way Mirvac can influence society is through the way we design and develop places. We know that there is commercial benefit in creating connected communities – however, that’s not our only motivation for doing so. Whether it’s by investing in shared infrastructure, resilience measures or engagement programs, we also strive to address the impacts that loneliness and isolation can have on the health and wellbeing of our communities.
Our Focus Areas
Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.
Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.