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Submissions to government in 2014

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) makes submissions to all levels of government on a range of issues relating to green buildings and sustainable communities.

Consultations in progress

The GBCA is providing comment on the following consultations:


Any GBCA members that would like to provide input to the submissions above are encouraged to contact Katy Dean, Director - Advocacy, via email at [email protected] 

Please see links below for submissions made in 2014:

Australian Government

January 2014 Senate Inquiry into the Australian Government's Direct Action Plan

January 2014 2014-15 Federal Budget consultation

February 2014 Energy White Paper 2014 issues paper

February 2014 Emissions Reduction Fund Green Paper
- ASBEC submission - GBCA endorsement

April 2014 NABERS Waste rating tool – industry consultation

April 2014 Inquiry into streamlining environmental regulation, 'green tape', and one-stop shops

May 2014 Renewable Energy Target Review September 2014 - further to the review the GBCA has written to the Prime Minister and other key Australian Government representatives to advocate for the retention to the Renewable Energy Target. Please see a version of this letter here.  

May 2014 Removal of tariffs for environmental goods plus appendix

June 2014 Draft Australian Heritage Strategy

June 2014 Draft standard - DR 10132 Parking facilities - Part 3: Bike parking facilities

July 2014 Resilience of buildings to extreme weather events

September 2014 NABERS Indoor Environment rating tool consultation

October 2014 Emissions Reduction Fund - Commercial Buildings Draft Method

New South Wales

February 2014 BASIX Target Review

February 2014 NSW Inquiry into social, public and affordable housing

March 2014 Energy Savings Scheme review


March 2014 The Queensland Plan - working draft

March 2014 Yerongpilly TOD - draft plan

March 2014 Maroochydore City Centre - proposed development scheme

October 2014 Brisbane City Council - Draft Kurilpa Master Plan

Northern Territory

March 2014 Towards a Darwin Regional Land Use Plan 2014

April 2014 Draft Darwin City Centre Master Plan

South Australia

April 2014 Local Government (Building Upgrade Agreements) Amendment Bill 2014

Western Australia

September 2014 City of Perth - Towards and Energy Resilient City