Homebuilder package a huge missed opportunity on liveability

Caroline Pidcock, one of Australia’s leading architects and housing design experts is available for comment today on the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder program.

04 June 2020

Availability for comment: Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE)

Caroline Pidcock, one of Australia’s leading architects and housing design experts is available for comment today on the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder program.

Caroline is on the BZE ‘Million Jobs Plan’ Advisory Committee.

“We should be investing in healthy, comfortable, renovations and homes that reduce or cancel energy bills and reduce emissions. That should be front and centre of the HomeBuilder package.

“BZE research shows that a better investment of $25,000 is home efficiency upgrades that will lower household energy bills and there’s no better time for Australians to spend less on heating then now.

“If our children and grandchildren are going to have to pay back this debt they should not have to pay for unsustainable buildings that embed high cost, high energy in the very fabric of the buildings.

“We could be training up tradies to carry out work which would have a huge positive impact for decades to come for Australians,” she said.

Caroline Pidcock’s sustained leadership in the built environment sector led to her appointment as a Life Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 2006. In July 2011, Pidcock was awarded the prestigious Marion Mahony Griffin Award by the Australian Institute of Architects in recognition of her contribution to architecture in New South Wales.

She is also the spokesperson for Australian Architects Declare.

Caroline is available for comment.

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