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Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment (CASBE) to join the Elevating Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) Targets Planning Policy project together with other councils in June 2021.
The main purpose of this was to help address the policy gap - no dedicated planning policy within the Boroondara Planning Scheme to require an ESD assessment as part of a planning application or require developments to incorporate specific sustainability measures. While more than 20 Victorian Councils already have a dedicated ESD policy within their planning schemes, this remains a key policy gap within the Boroondara Planning Scheme.
- Environmentally Sustainable Design Planning Policy - Resolution to commence a planning scheme amendment (16/05/22)
What's left to do?
Stage 2 will encompass a planning scheme amendment to implement the Particular Provision developed in Stage 1.
What has been done?
Stage 1 of this collaborative research project aims to provide the justification for introducing stronger policy direction within planning schemes to elevate ESD targets for new developments (concluded).