The Future of Australian Housing Design Breakfast Event

The Rainwater Harvesting Association has organised a breakfast to talk about Housing Design on 20 April in Sydney. Australia needs to build 4 million new houses in Australia by 2036, a 50% increase from 2011. What do we want and what do we need from these houses? Almost every article we read about sustainable houses seems to include rainwater harvesting, solar panels, passive design features. These features clearly work so why do so many of  us have houses without them? What should we do to build great houses and reduce our costs, enjoy our houses more, pay less taxes, and raise healthy families?

To help us talk about this we have some very talented guest speakers

Josh Byrne

Josh Byrne, housing design breakfast speaker

  • Josh Byrne, Josh Byrne & Associates

High performance housing – insights from the Josh’s House and White Gum Valley Precinct projects.

  • Caroline Pidcock, Pidcock Architecture and Sustainability
Caroline Pidcock

Caroline Pidcock, housing breakfast speaker

Buildings that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture – the Living Building Challenge.






  • Scott Wilson, NSW Department of Planning

Where to with BASIX? Maintaining water saving targets and blue sky opportunities for stormwater and green infrastructure.

This discussion was generated by our work on a National Sustainable Building Policy where we found that there is an existing program saving homeowners thousands of dollars and government utilities billions of dollars but nobody is talking about it because it makes relatively little profit for private industry. It has become clear that we all need to be talking about the design of our houses and the impact that has on water, energy, health and loving life!

You know we need to be talking about this, come and help make the future. Tickets are only $65 for a good breakfast. We look forward to seeing you at the event

Event details

7am – 10am, 20 April 2016, The Heritage Room, Moore Park Golf Club, Centennial Park

Register with or call on 0418 372 489

Flyer for the event