Why is Melbourne sustainable?
By investing in renewable energy, as well as urban forests, green buildings, waste innovation and better pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, the city is well on its way to achieving that target. It has now realigned with the Paris Climate Agreement to achieve zero emissions by 2050.
Why is it called Jeff’s Shed?
The Melbourne Exhibition Centre was opened on 14 February 1996 and is known colloquially as “Jeff’s Shed” after the then Victorian Premier, Jeff Kennett.
Who owns Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre?
the State Government of Victoria
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is owned by the State Government of Victoria and generates its revenue from the provision of convention and exhibition facilities. The company employees approximately 260 full-time equivalent staff and is headquartered in South Warf, Victoria.
How can Melbourne become more sustainable?
To become more sustainable and resilient Melbourne will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero emissions by 2050 while creating new jobs, driving innovation within new and traditional industries and reducing household energy bills. In addition, areas at risk from natural hazards will be identified and planned for.
What does sustainability Victoria do?
Sustainability Victoria is a Victorian government agency that delivers programs on integrated waste management and resource efficiency to the state of Victoria, Australia. It was established under the Sustainability Victoria Act 2005 to promote and facilitate environmental sustainability in the use of resources.
When was the Melbourne Exhibition Building built?
Royal Exhibition Building/Constructions started
The Royal Exhibition Building was built in Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens during 1879 and 1880 for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition. It subsequently hosted Melbourne’s second international exhibition, the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition.
How long is the Melbourne Convention Centre?
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – MCEC
Which Victorian body governs environmental sustainability in Victoria and what legislation governs this?
Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA)
Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is an independent statutory authority. We operate under the Environment Protection Act 2017 (the Act) and regulations and other instruments made under the Act.
How can Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre be a sustainable event destination?
We will continue to deliver creative solutions for our customers and collaborate with industry partners to ensure Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is a truly sustainable event destination. Eliminate unnecessary and problematic single-use plastics and divert 90 per cent of waste from landfill by 2025.
Why choose visitmelbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre?
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, and gold certification by leading tourism certification group EarthCheck, setting the global standard for sustainable convention centre design.
Who is the architect of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre?
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by joint venture architects Woods Bagot and NH Architecture won a National Award for Public Architecture at the AIA’s 2010 National Architecture Awards. The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
How many people worked on the Melbourne Convention Centre expansion?
The expansion increased MCEC’s total size to more than 70,000 square metres, ensuring it remains the leading destination for business tourism and events in Australia. Up to 1,300 people worked on site during construction of original Melbourne Convention Centre project.