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GPT launches Reconciliation Action Plan

GPT Group today launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which contains a raft of commitments and targets aimed at helping close the disadvantage gap faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The launch in GPT’s Sydney headquarters was opened by a Welcome to Country from Gadigal Elder Uncle Allen Madden. GPT chief […]

Sydney’s white-collar riding boom

Sydney is often cited as one of the world’s less friendly cities for cyclists. Often singled out for its impatient motorists and lack of bike lanes, Australia’s largest city is far from cycling paradise. Despite these challenges, a record number of commuters are now travelling to work by bike in Sydney. Between 2006 and 2011, the […]

Casuarina on track for Australia’s largest solar rooftop

The GPT-managed Casuarina Square in Darwin is on track to have the largest single solar rooftop system in Australia with the installation of more than 4000 solar PV modules on its roof due to be complete by the end of next month. Installation of the $4.5 million 1.25MW (megawatt) system is now underway and it […]

Is this the end of the Gruen Transfer?

When work interferes with life, it can result in employees getting burned out and decreases base morale in the office.

Q&A with mobile food ordering platform AirService

AirService is a mobile ordering and payment platform designed for cafes, hotels and food trucks. In January 2015, GPT launched a trial of its ‘Pronto’ food and beverage ordering App at Rouse Hill Town Centre, which was powered by the AirService platform. The mobile ordering platform is designed to alleviate food court pressure by simplifying […]

Ununiformed approach helps youth

Dandenong Plaza had two options to address the surge in anti-social behaviour that had resulted in a number of assaults in the south-east Melbourne shopping centre. Hire more security staff. Or seek to address the source of the problem which was often a result of young males in the local community having little to do. […]

MLC Centre retains lustre for longest-serving tenants

One of the MLC Centre’s longest-serving tenants always knew where he wanted his boutique financial services business to be based. “When I first came to Australia, I looked at this building and said, ‘If I’m ever going to open a business this is the building it’s got to be in’,” says Barry Mendel, whose business […]

More companies embrace shared values

An increasing number of major Australian companies are adopting shared value strategies, according to a project aimed to encourage businesses to adopt practices that boost competitiveness while at the same time creating benefits for the wider community. In its first survey, the Shared Value Project has found that 19 Australian companies out of the 163 […]

GPT sifts through trash for better outcomes

There is often a feel good factor that comes with depositing material into a yellow-lidded recycling bin. But it does not mean it’s actually recycled. This is what GPT discovered in 2013 when it tested the accuracy of the data used to measure the amount of waste supposedly being recycled from its assets. GPT found […]

HoMie at the heart of GPT’s shared values

It may not appear immediately obvious how a clothing store that helps Melbourne’s homeless fits in the long-term business strategy of an ASX-listed Real Estate Investment Trust. The GPT Group’s Melbourne Central shopping centre recently saw the opening of the HoMie pop-up store whose slogan is “the street store that gives”. Inspired by the strong […]