03 February 2022
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) – an Australian Government-owned Green Bank that was established to facilitate increased flows of finance into the clean energy sector – is seeking to transform Australia’s approach to medium and large-scale building construction, with a new $300 million program to encourage mass timber construction across the property sector.
The CEFC Timber Buildings Program has the potential to substantially cut construction-related emissions, using engineered wood products at scale to provide a greener alternative to conventional construction materials. Eligible projects may include:
Commercial offices, retail, industrial, healthcare, and education developments
Multi-residential apartments, retirement living, aged care, hotel and student accommodation developments
To find out more about the program, please view this fact sheet.
David hails from Lancashire, England and has lived in Australia since 1994. He studied Architecture at Sheffield University and also has an MBA from Macquarie University and a Master of Marketing from UNSW. Prior to joining Planet Ark in 2016 David was Marketing Manager then CEO of a major Sydney-based manufacturer of modular carpets used in all commercial building applications. His proudest achievement was the development of an industry-leading environmental sustainability agenda, including the unique Earthplus product reuse program.