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Policies

Here you will see examples of state government department sustainability policies which may assist you and your department in the preparation of similar sustainability policies. If your department has a policy which you would like included below, please contact the GBCA Advocacy team.

Australian Capital Territory Government, Carbon Neutral ACT Government Framework

The purpose of the Carbon Neutral ACT Government Framework is to enable & coordinate a whole-of-government approach to achieving carbon neutrality in a cost effective manner by 2020.

Australian Capital Territory Government, Lease Variation Charges

The ACT Government offers a discount on Lease Variation Charges to projects that commit to achieving a 5 or 6 Star Green Star rating as part of their development application.

New South Wales Government Energy Savings Scheme

The Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) reduces electricity consumption in NSW by creating financial incentives for organisations to invest in energy savings projects. Energy Savings are achieved by installing, improving or replacing energy savings equipment. The ESS is governed by NSW legislation. It places a mandatory obligation on Liable Entities to obtain and surrender energy savings certificates, which represent energy savings.

New South Wales Government Resource Efficiency Policy

The NSW Government Resource Efficiency Policy (GREP) aims to reduce the operating costs of NSW Government agencies and ensure that they provide leadership in resource-productivity.

New South Wales Government Environmental Upgrade Agreements

Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs) are a tripartite agreement between a building owner, a local council and a finance provider. A number of states, cities and organisations are offering financial solutions for EUAs.

Queensland Government Sustainable Planning Act 2009

The purpose of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 is to seek to achieve ecological sustainability, by managing the process by which development takes place, managing the effects of development & continuing the coordination and integration of planning at the local, regional and state levels. 

Government of South Australia, Renewal SA Urban Design Guidelines for Bowden Village

The purpose of the SA Government's Urban Design Guidelines for Bowden Village is to work together with the Bowden Master Plan to set out the key priorities and principles to guide and stimulate great urban design, movement, architecture and sustainable development.

Government of South Australia Building Upgrade Finance

Building Upgrade Agreements (BUP) is a mechanism which helps building owners to access loans to improve the energy, water & environmental efficiency of existing commercial buildings

Victorian Government, Victorian Energy Efficiency Target

The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) is designed to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable, contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, and encourage investment, employment and innovation in industries that supply energy efficiency goods and services.

Government of Western Australia Government Accommodation Standards

The purpose of the WA Government Accommodation Standards is to set requirements, benchmarks and parameters to assist agencies with planning and establishing office accommodation, acquiring and fitting out suitable office space, and utilising and maintaining the space effectively