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Who Is SUCH Developments

Who is SUCH Developments

We are a driving force that is passionate about the future development of sustainable urban communities.  We are bringing a teams of professionals together  from design, construction and finance/investment industries to construct  the  proposed developments.

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We are a driving force that is passionate about the future development of sustainable urban communities.  We are bringing a teams of professionals together  from design, construction and finance/investment industries to construct  the  proposed developments.

 

What are our objectives?

  To find appropriate sites of over 1000 m² initially on   the east and  south coast Australia and design developments that have minimum impact environmentally during construction and during their life to the extent of being  net zero energy developments.  Beyond the development design other core values are to be:

  • A place where people want to live that is safe, clean and walkable to all amenities
  • A place that reduces the urban sprawl of our cities and towns . That will consolidate and increase urban density without all the down sides of high density living.
  • A place that allows easier access to all other urban hubs by public transport.
  • A place that has strong community connections, that enables people to take ownership and pride in their urban environment and city as whole.

Other desirable features of a proposed development
would be:

  • Access to places of business and employment
  • A total recycling system so that no waste goes to landfill.
  • An urban farm for the supply of food that is grown and sold locally
  • Access to affordable housing in our cities
  • Future proofing our cities and towns
  • The development of new opportunities of business and employment that is required during construction and throughout its life. Examples would be on-site  service and management of  energy systems, water capture and recycling , heating and cooling systems, recycling of  all material that leave the site, community hub and  a place that creates opportunities for education .

What are the outcomes?

To create a development that is resilient and integrated with surrounding community and demonstrates an alternative to current development that can set a standard for the future.

To demonstrate the development’s benefits to the surrounding community.  This will help remove the fear that many have when change is thrust upon them and allow the community to take ownership.

To create a resilient community that will  be adaptable to a  future with uncertain consequences.

There is much being said by Australian governments about urban renewal. In NSW the proposed urban renewal is more to allow for the increases in population. Planning for the future growth of cities is a desirable requirement (see Q&A from NSW Government - planning and infrastructure for further information). We should be looking further than just planning for increasing urban population.

 

Making our cities walkable and the benefits:

Rather than continue with commentary on making our cities more walkable we use a video from TED Talks by Jeff Speck:  "The walkable city" who  explains the  benefits.

 

What is important in this video is what Jeff discusses. It is not just relevant to US cities it is relevant also to Australian cities. Our cities mirror many US cities with urban sprawl and our  dependence on vehicles to access shopping, entertainment and work.  The commentary in the video is more about the ways we can make our cities green and sustainable. We do not condone population growth in our cities or the policies requiring continuing growth.

 

Is it not better that we make our cities more walkable and have cities that achieve what "UIWG" proposes? Maybe you do not consider it easy or relevant to change our existing urban environments. What would you rather have - congested, polluted unhealthy cities  or cities designed where people want to live? If you are interested in being part of the change that will create vibrant, healthy and  sustainable communities in our cities and towns. Join us on the journey.

 

Our Values

Resilience ground rules

1. Beyond coping, to adapting and finally changing the environment:

The project aims from the outset to be capable of constantly adapting to changing circumstances, new challenges, and the unexpected.

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Our Team

Who will the team be?

The formation of the teams will be one of  the  outcomes from workshops

 

The team will consist of interested people, companies and professionals.

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Part of  NSW Intergeneration  Report 2016,  indicating the  required housing infrastructure.

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ABOUT US

With more than 30 years of experience in residential, commercial, hospitality, health care, aged care and civil projects throughout Australia Ian Cleland and Kate St James are committed to creating projects that are visually stunning as well as environmentally sustainable and affordable.

 

We offer professional advice and design solutions tailored to your needs. We work with a trusted team of professionals including designers, builders, tradespeople, engineers and suppliers to ensure  a complete turnkey solution for your project.

The founders of SUCH Developments Ian Cleland and Kate St James

OUR TEAM OF COLLABORATORS

SUCH Developments designs bespoke developments, homes and interiors that are eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable using systems and products that are healthy for you, your family, your community and the environment.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE

Design and documentation  for residential, hospitality and commercial projects including  new builds and renovations.

 

Interior design and decorating services including kitchen and bathroom design, space planning, product sourcing and design, and project management.

 

WHY CHOOSE US

SUCH Developments creates

  • Sustainable
  • Urban
  • Community
  • Homes

 

We are the peoples’  development company

 

WORKING TOWARDS

ZERO CARBON DEVELOPMENTS

Who will the team be? The formation of the teams will be one of the outcomes from workshops The team will consist of interested people, companies and professionals. Some have already expressed an interest in being involved. The team will be independent of SUCH Developments will operate as individuals or companies with connection to SUCH Developments by independent agreements to carry out defined specified worked agreed to by each party. At the core of those agreements are the values and principles that SUCH Developments has defined below If you are interested in being involved and you have the skills that would be required to finance, design or construct a low impact sustainable urban community developments we would like to hear from you. The team at the time of construction will consist of several hundred people providing all the required skills to build the projects. The team will include all professions for design, construction, project management, contractors , unions, trades, suppliers, administration, finance, legal, community liaison, team facilitator, council, certifiers, marketing, sales, public relations, human resources, occupational health and safety and others. We want this to be the kind of organisation that rewards its stakeholders in meaningful ways that inspire and excite them, so that they decide to re-invest more of the same. And so we grow in power an impact, as this cascades and outwards and eventually changes far more than we can do right now. Hugh Todd Mindset: The Impossibly Ideal Member … Is a great self starter who takes rapid, effective action and engages deeply with what we are trying to achieve. Is a highly respected team worker who brings out the best in those around her/him Has an unfailingly positive attitude and believes that having fun is one of the best ways to energise people and get results. ‘Problems’ are simply a great opportunity to make a positive difference and to be stretched, so loves problem solving opportunities.. Recognises our fragility and invests heavily in personal and team resilience, at spiritual, emotional, physical and social levels. Is the epitome of integrity, being extremely trustworthy and willing to place trust in others Has moments of genius, and inspires the genius in others, with an inexhaustible sense of curiosity. Is strongly motivated by the need for justice and equity Values being part of a strong community Is confident without being in any way arrogant or complacent. Aims to build a sustainable future for future generations and for our planet. Behaviours: The impossibly ideal member … Demonstrates honesty and openness at all times, with a highly developed sense of self awareness. Shows respect for others by genuinely listening to what they have to say. Acts as a great citizen at all times, contributing more to the common good than s/he takes as ‘rights’. Is a terrific problem solver, using both creative and logical thinking skills Communicates at every level with great skill, both in listening and in expressing, and with impact and influence. Asks great questions and does so frequently Coaches and mentors others to bring out their maximum potential and performance Has a strong work ethic, without losing a sense of balance (see ‘resilience’ above) Shows leadership by inspiring others to work towards our shared vision, goals and outcomes Laughs often. What we cannot tolerate: What we cannot tolerate is when someone says one thing, then does another. And empire building around silos. We should never undermine others, or be so closed and intransigent that we refuse to change in favour of staying in our comfort zones and existing assumptions. We should never be disrespectful of others, for example by turning up late for each other for no good reason. None of us should have to be told what to do, or managed, in order for us to get on with our jobs. And while we need to be organised, we cannot tolerate excessive, unnecessary bureaucracy. Ian Cleland Projects Director & Hugh Todd Project Facilitator

Resilience ground rules

1. Beyond coping, to adapting and finally changing the environment:

The project aims from the outset to be capable of constantly adapting to changing circumstances, new challenges, and the unexpected. This is a completely different mindset to being able to cope with the way things are, as we know it, today. Once the project has proven skills and resources at this level, it would then be capable of becoming the kind of organisation that leads and stimulates change in the environment and its field, rather than reacting & responding to changes effectively.

 

2. Achieving this requires investment

 In the principles and practices of building a resilient organisation, suggested to fall typically in the region of 10 - 20% of revenue according to the CEO's of a range of Australian organisations (2012).

 

3. The core pre-requisite is trust,:

Which costs nothing but commitment and high levels of integrity. All stakeholders and participants need to trust the others to be working for the common good, not for their own narrow interests.

 

4. The behaviours and practices that produce resilience in an organisation are:

 

  • Open Communication
  • Honesty
  • Authenticity

 

5. The cultural characteristics of a resilient organisation are:

 

  • Clarity of purpose
  • Highly engaged and committed members
  • Empowerment – authority to act, balanced by …
  • Accountability and responsibility.
  • Learning (especially from mistakes) is highly valued.

 

6. Resilient People:

Finally, a resilient organisation has to be populated with resilient people, so requires to have a range of strategies to promote the long term physical, mental, emotional and social health of all of its members.

 

7. Preparedness for change:

Creating and developing a resilient organisation may require significant mindshifts and behavioural shifts in individual and company members, including contractors  and sub-contractors in the future. The core team will be both coaching and demanding active engagement with these principles among those involved

 

Hugh Todd

Project Facilitator

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Who is SUCH Developments
Our Values
The Team
Who will the team be? The formation of the teams will be one of the outcomes from workshops The team will consist of interested people, companies and professionals. Some have already expressed an interest in being involved. The team will be independent of SUCH Developments will operate as individuals or companies with connection to SUCH Developments by independent agreements to carry out defined specified worked agreed to by each party. At the core of those agreements are the values and principles that SUCH Developments has defined below If you are interested in being involved and you have the skills that would be required to finance, design or construct a low impact sustainable urban community developments we would like to hear from you. The team at the time of construction will consist of several hundred people providing all the required skills to build the projects. The team will include all professions for design, construction, project management, contractors , unions, trades, suppliers, administration, finance, legal, community liaison, team facilitator, council, certifiers, marketing, sales, public relations, human resources, occupational health and safety and others. We want this to be the kind of organisation that rewards its stakeholders in meaningful ways that inspire and excite them, so that they decide to re-invest more of the same. And so we grow in power an impact, as this cascades and outwards and eventually changes far more than we can do right now. Hugh Todd Mindset: The Impossibly Ideal Member … Is a great self starter who takes rapid, effective action and engages deeply with what we are trying to achieve. Is a highly respected team worker who brings out the best in those around her/him Has an unfailingly positive attitude and believes that having fun is one of the best ways to energise people and get results. ‘Problems’ are simply a great opportunity to make a positive difference and to be stretched, so loves problem solving opportunities.. Recognises our fragility and invests heavily in personal and team resilience, at spiritual, emotional, physical and social levels. Is the epitome of integrity, being extremely trustworthy and willing to place trust in others Has moments of genius, and inspires the genius in others, with an inexhaustible sense of curiosity. Is strongly motivated by the need for justice and equity Values being part of a strong community Is confident without being in any way arrogant or complacent. Aims to build a sustainable future for future generations and for our planet. Behaviours: The impossibly ideal member … Demonstrates honesty and openness at all times, with a highly developed sense of self awareness. Shows respect for others by genuinely listening to what they have to say. Acts as a great citizen at all times, contributing more to the common good than s/he takes as ‘rights’. Is a terrific problem solver, using both creative and logical thinking skills Communicates at every level with great skill, both in listening and in expressing, and with impact and influence. Asks great questions and does so frequently Coaches and mentors others to bring out their maximum potential and performance Has a strong work ethic, without losing a sense of balance (see ‘resilience’ above) Shows leadership by inspiring others to work towards our shared vision, goals and outcomes Laughs often. What we cannot tolerate: What we cannot tolerate is when someone says one thing, then does another. And empire building around silos. We should never undermine others, or be so closed and intransigent that we refuse to change in favour of staying in our comfort zones and existing assumptions. We should never be disrespectful of others, for example by turning up late for each other for no good reason. None of us should have to be told what to do, or managed, in order for us to get on with our jobs. And while we need to be organised, we cannot tolerate excessive, unnecessary bureaucracy. Ian Cleland Projects Director & Hugh Todd Project Facilitator
SUCH Developments  - Sustainable Uban Community Homes
Urban Renewal
Urban Renewal
Who is SUCH Developments
Our Values
The Team
Who will the team be? The formation of the teams will be one of the outcomes from workshops The team will consist of interested people, companies and professionals. Some have already expressed an interest in being involved. The team will be independent of SUCH Developments will operate as individuals or companies with connection to SUCH Developments by independent agreements to carry out defined specified worked agreed to by each party. At the core of those agreements are the values and principles that SUCH Developments has defined below If you are interested in being involved and you have the skills that would be required to finance, design or construct a low impact sustainable urban community developments we would like to hear from you. The team at the time of construction will consist of several hundred people providing all the required skills to build the projects. The team will include all professions for design, construction, project management, contractors , unions, trades, suppliers, administration, finance, legal, community liaison, team facilitator, council, certifiers, marketing, sales, public relations, human resources, occupational health and safety and others. We want this to be the kind of organisation that rewards its stakeholders in meaningful ways that inspire and excite them, so that they decide to re-invest more of the same. And so we grow in power an impact, as this cascades and outwards and eventually changes far more than we can do right now. Hugh Todd Mindset: The Impossibly Ideal Member … Is a great self starter who takes rapid, effective action and engages deeply with what we are trying to achieve. Is a highly respected team worker who brings out the best in those around her/him Has an unfailingly positive attitude and believes that having fun is one of the best ways to energise people and get results. ‘Problems’ are simply a great opportunity to make a positive difference and to be stretched, so loves problem solving opportunities.. Recognises our fragility and invests heavily in personal and team resilience, at spiritual, emotional, physical and social levels. Is the epitome of integrity, being extremely trustworthy and willing to place trust in others Has moments of genius, and inspires the genius in others, with an inexhaustible sense of curiosity. Is strongly motivated by the need for justice and equity Values being part of a strong community Is confident without being in any way arrogant or complacent. Aims to build a sustainable future for future generations and for our planet. Behaviours: The impossibly ideal member … Demonstrates honesty and openness at all times, with a highly developed sense of self awareness. Shows respect for others by genuinely listening to what they have to say. Acts as a great citizen at all times, contributing more to the common good than s/he takes as ‘rights’. Is a terrific problem solver, using both creative and logical thinking skills Communicates at every level with great skill, both in listening and in expressing, and with impact and influence. Asks great questions and does so frequently Coaches and mentors others to bring out their maximum potential and performance Has a strong work ethic, without losing a sense of balance (see ‘resilience’ above) Shows leadership by inspiring others to work towards our shared vision, goals and outcomes Laughs often. What we cannot tolerate: What we cannot tolerate is when someone says one thing, then does another. And empire building around silos. We should never undermine others, or be so closed and intransigent that we refuse to change in favour of staying in our comfort zones and existing assumptions. We should never be disrespectful of others, for example by turning up late for each other for no good reason. None of us should have to be told what to do, or managed, in order for us to get on with our jobs. And while we need to be organised, we cannot tolerate excessive, unnecessary bureaucracy. Ian Cleland Projects Director & Hugh Todd Project Facilitator
SUCH Developments  - Sustainable Uban Community Homes
Urban Renewal
Urban Renewal
Who is SUCH Developments
Our Values
The Team
Who will the team be? The formation of the teams will be one of the outcomes from workshops The team will consist of interested people, companies and professionals. Some have already expressed an interest in being involved. The team will be independent of SUCH Developments will operate as individuals or companies with connection to SUCH Developments by independent agreements to carry out defined specified worked agreed to by each party. At the core of those agreements are the values and principles that SUCH Developments has defined below If you are interested in being involved and you have the skills that would be required to finance, design or construct a low impact sustainable urban community developments we would like to hear from you. The team at the time of construction will consist of several hundred people providing all the required skills to build the projects. The team will include all professions for design, construction, project management, contractors , unions, trades, suppliers, administration, finance, legal, community liaison, team facilitator, council, certifiers, marketing, sales, public relations, human resources, occupational health and safety and others. We want this to be the kind of organisation that rewards its stakeholders in meaningful ways that inspire and excite them, so that they decide to re-invest more of the same. And so we grow in power an impact, as this cascades and outwards and eventually changes far more than we can do right now. Hugh Todd Mindset: The Impossibly Ideal Member … Is a great self starter who takes rapid, effective action and engages deeply with what we are trying to achieve. Is a highly respected team worker who brings out the best in those around her/him Has an unfailingly positive attitude and believes that having fun is one of the best ways to energise people and get results. ‘Problems’ are simply a great opportunity to make a positive difference and to be stretched, so loves problem solving opportunities.. Recognises our fragility and invests heavily in personal and team resilience, at spiritual, emotional, physical and social levels. Is the epitome of integrity, being extremely trustworthy and willing to place trust in others Has moments of genius, and inspires the genius in others, with an inexhaustible sense of curiosity. Is strongly motivated by the need for justice and equity Values being part of a strong community Is confident without being in any way arrogant or complacent. Aims to build a sustainable future for future generations and for our planet. Behaviours: The impossibly ideal member … Demonstrates honesty and openness at all times, with a highly developed sense of self awareness. Shows respect for others by genuinely listening to what they have to say. Acts as a great citizen at all times, contributing more to the common good than s/he takes as ‘rights’. Is a terrific problem solver, using both creative and logical thinking skills Communicates at every level with great skill, both in listening and in expressing, and with impact and influence. Asks great questions and does so frequently Coaches and mentors others to bring out their maximum potential and performance Has a strong work ethic, without losing a sense of balance (see ‘resilience’ above) Shows leadership by inspiring others to work towards our shared vision, goals and outcomes Laughs often. What we cannot tolerate: What we cannot tolerate is when someone says one thing, then does another. And empire building around silos. We should never undermine others, or be so closed and intransigent that we refuse to change in favour of staying in our comfort zones and existing assumptions. We should never be disrespectful of others, for example by turning up late for each other for no good reason. None of us should have to be told what to do, or managed, in order for us to get on with our jobs. And while we need to be organised, we cannot tolerate excessive, unnecessary bureaucracy. Ian Cleland Projects Director & Hugh Todd Project Facilitator