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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.
What's left to do?
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?
New ESD position
A new position specialising in ESD commenced in May 2022.