urban planning & facilities management

Willana is a consultancy providing expertise in the areas of urban planning and facilities management. The combined experience of the Willana team provides a comprehensive knowledge base for our business and enables us to offer services in a variety of professional areas. Our diverse range of backgrounds includes experience in local government, tertiary institutions, media and international planning and design consultancies.

Our success is built on our diligence, creativity and responsiveness to the demands of our clients. We have the knowledge and experience to be pro-active in the planning process and are committed to providing good design solutions that will not be seen as a legacy in years to come.

The reputation of Willana is built on the ability of the practice to produce innovative, economical and creative solutions. Our objective and professional advice enables us to deliver a wide range of projects, whilst maintaining a high standard of quality.

Willana can deliver the following unique attributes to your project:

Check our selection of successfully completed projects.

 

willana environmental statement

 

Willana Associates is committed to conducting our business in an environmentally responsible manner, consistent with our commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.  Our commitment to environmental awareness and preservation is reflected throughout our business.  We fulfill this commitment by:

 

 

We will maintain monitoring programs to ensure compliance with our policy and objectives.

 

willana associates Green Travel Plan Policy Statement

 

Willana Associates recognises the increasing need to limit traffic congestion, car dependency and increase the use of public transport and non-motorised modes such as walking and cycling.

 

Objectives of Willana’s Green Travel Plan

 

Willana Green Travel Plan Actions

The Willana Green Travel Plan seeks to reduce car dependency through the following actions:

 

Monitoring and Review

Willana’s Green Travel Plan will be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis.  It is important to ensure the Green Travel Plan is meeting its objectives and having the intended impacts on car use and transport choice.  The Plan is designed to be updated and changed to reflect changing circumstances.

 

waste management program

At Willana Associates, we are committed to reducing, reusing and recycling our waste rather than simply disposing of it.

What do we want to achieve?

Our aim is to;

 

 

We are keen to partner with our neighbours; Randwick City Council, UNSW and neighbouring developments on programs to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

 

How are we performing?

We have made substantial improvements in the Company in the reduction of our waste.  At the end of each financial year, we assess the volume of paper stock used in the year. The comparisons to previous years are promising to eventually maintaining a paperless office environment.

 

Paper

Due to the nature of our business it is inevitable that staff work within a paper based environment.  It has been a unanimous decision to change the way in which the office functions, moving from a hard copy, paper based environment to an electronic environment.  We are keen to educate our clients in the way our business manages its environment, encouraging emails, pdf copies of drawings etc as a way of limiting paper wastage.

 

Paper that is purchased is 100% recycled.  Separate recycle bins are supplied to each employee.  The paper is collected each week and sorted.  Paper that can be reused in the printer/copier is placed is separate trays.  Paper that is already recycled is placed in the shredding machine for collection.  The shredded material is collected by an external contractor and recycled to make 100% recycled paper.

 

General waste

Co-mingled (including glass bottles, aluminium cans and PET bottles) and general waste is placed in a recycle bin each week.  It is assumed that the material is recycled appropriately by Council’s contractors.

 

Toner cartridges

Our photocopy tone cartridges are all recycled.

 

Glass

Glass is collected in separate bins in the office and recycled accordingly.

 

Computers and other equipment

Willana Associates has as a policy that equipment is leased for a period of no less than 3 years.  Once the lease expires, the item/s are returned and a new lease arrangement is activated.  This reduces the need to dispose of equipment.  Equipment that is purchased and is outdated is offered to primary schools in the local area or to charity shops, if in good working order.

 

What are we doing?

We are currently working to identify, quantify and confirm what we are doing with each of the different waste streams. The next step is to identify gaps and opportunities for projects to reduce annual waste by changing our purchasing patterns, reusing materials and recycling as much waste as possible.

 

Paper

To reduce paper use we are:

 

 

To make paper recycling easier we are: