Matthew Waltho, Sustainability Manager



Matthew Waltho is the Sustainability Manager for the Tonsley Innovation District.

Matthew has guided the Tonsley Innovation District redevelopment to achieve the world leading 6-star Green Star Communities certification. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and managing projects in support of the certification.

As well as 17 years’ experience in environmental management and strategic sustainability policy leadership,  Matthew has managed projects at national, state and local government levels.

Before moving to Australia from the UK in 2012, he was responsible for mainstreaming sustainability considerations in European Regional Development Fund infrastructure funding criteria and led the environmental evidence base for England’s North West’s first Integrated Regional Economic Strategy.

At Powering the change, Matthew will share how maintaining the original Main Assembly Building (also known as 'the MAB'), of a former car manufacturing plant and considering water, energy and waste management at a precinct level, Tonsley is on the path to creating greater long-term value for business and the community.

Matthew Waltho will be speaking at the session Reshaping our built environment - part 1.