we generate positive environmental outcomes

The construction and operation of our portfolio is focused on reducing carbon emissions and improving climate resilience


Reduction in emissions intensity since FY16


Total waste recycled

42,946 MWh

Renewable energy generated


Growing our renewable energy capability while reducing our waste and energy intensity
Castle Plaxa - battery

Managing Climate Change

To mitigate the impacts of climate change, we are committed to decarbonising our operations. Our objectives are to deliver long-term outcomes through creating energy-smart destinations, improving energy resilience, reducing the consumption of electricity generated from the national grid, and significantly reducing our carbon emissions.
Chadstone Solar sunset

Net Zero Carbon by 2030 Target

We have committed to achieve Net Zero Carbon emissions in our common malls for our wholly-owned retail assets by 2030. Consistent with GHG Protocols, this applies to common mall areas. We will deliver this by using an Integrated Energy Strategy that includes the growth of our renewable energy generation and storage capability as well as a reduction in energy consumption. We are also increasing our material diversion from landfill through re-use and recycling initiatives at all our centres.
Chadstone, VIC

Adaption and Resilience

A changing climate presents both direct and indirect risks for Vicinity now and increasingly over the long-term. As important community hubs, we strive to create resilient centres that are prepared for and can recover quickly from extreme weather events. By building physical resilience at our centres, we can remain open for trade for our retailers and consumers and offer support to local communities during times of need.

Renewable Energy Program

Since 2018, we have been installing Australia's largest shopping centre solar energy program to help power our centres with clean, renewable energy. The $73 million program has installed more than 32.85 MW of solar capacity across 22 centres, generating 46,215 MWh each year - the equivalent of powering 8,099 average Australian homes.


4.5 Star NABERS Portfolio Energy Rating
Ranked #2 in Oceania in the Listed Retail Shopping Centres category by Global Real Estatate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)
Ranked 95th Percentile within the Real Estate category globally. Vicinity is also included as a Sustainability Yearbook Member.

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