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6.10Provide support for ESD in private development


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New ESD position will bring advice and support.


Council administers the Boroondara Planning Scheme, which sets out state government policy guidance for sustainable development. In 2022, Council hired a new ESD Officer to help assess planning permit applications for multi-unit developments in accordance with the requirements of the State Planning Policy Framework.

Council uses tools such as Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) to help assess Environmentally Sustainable Design Reports submitted with planning applications.

At present, Boroondara Council does not have a specific ESD policy within the Boroondara Planning Scheme, but we have been working with other Councils as part of the Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment (CASBE) Elevating Targets program to introduce planning policy that elevates sustainability requirements for new buildings and encourages a move towards net zero carbon development.

Official description

Provide support for Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) in private development through a program of advice and support.
(According to the action plan)

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What's left to do?

  • Todo31/12/2023

    Advocate for standards improvements

    In the next 12 months, Council will continue to advocate to State Government, and organisations such as CASBE to further increase the standards for multi-unit development.

What has been done?

  • Done01/05/2022

    New ESD position

    A new position specialising in ESD commenced in May 2022.

Summary and contacts


27/09/2021 → 30/06/2022

Activity stage

Target audience

Contact persons

  • Main contact person Environmental Sustainability team

    Environmental Sustainability team

    City of Boroondara

Information updated 22/03/2023