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In the dynamic realm of property development, where the vision for tomorrow's communities takes shape, Rebecca Short emerges as a guiding force for sustainability and inclusivity.

In the dynamic realm of property development, where the vision for tomorrow's communities takes shape, Rebecca Short emerges as a guiding force for sustainability and inclusivity. As the newly appointed Sustainability Lead at Renewal SA, her mission is to foster vibrant, sustainable communities, with women's invaluable contributions at its core.

"Investing in women's input is crucial for creating truly sustainable communities," Rebecca said. "When diverse voices are heard, our communities become more inclusive and resilient."

Throughout her career, Rebecca has witnessed the transformative impact of women's involvement in community initiatives. From grassroots projects to large-scale urban developments, she has seen firsthand how women's perspectives enrich the fabric of society. "Women are catalysts for change, from the neighbourhood level to leading major sustainability projects," she said.

Her experience from her science background to now working with the property development industry underscores the importance of diverse representation in decision-making processes. "Education and representation are key," she said. "Empowering women in STEM fields not only fosters gender equality but also drives innovation and progress in building sustainable communities."

Rebecca's commitment to sustainability extends beyond local borders, resonating with global efforts to address pressing environmental challenges. "The empowerment of women is instrumental in mitigating the climate crisis," she explains. "As we elevate diverse voices in our communities, we create pathways for holistic solutions that benefit us all."

In her vision, Adelaide in 2024 is a city poised for greatness, with opportunities to create inclusive, sustainable communities. "My hope is to see that trend continue, that we really have a genuine representation that reflects the community across all sectors,” she said.

Celebrating International Women's Day, Rebecca Short inspires us to envision a future where every voice is heard, and every community thrives.

International Women's Day celebration featuring Rebecca Short.

Sustainability Lead at Renewal SA, Rebecca Short.

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