New guide supports local government efforts to deliver more liveable, prosperous, sustainable communities
A new guide for local governments will support the development of communities that are liveable, prosperous and sustainable.
The Green Star – Communities Guide for Local Government has been launched today by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and AECOM at the Green Cities 2014 conference in Melbourne.
The guide explains how councils can use the Green Star – Communities national framework and the Green Star – Communities rating tool to achieve better economic, social and environmental outcomes across the built environment.
“How we plan, design and build our communities has an enormous impact on our economy, our wellbeing and our environment,” says the GBCA’s Chief Operating Officer, Robin Mellon.
“Local governments across Australia will play an integral role in implementing and administering the planning controls, policies and programs that ensure we ‘get it right’ for existing and future communities. This new guide can help local governments to achieve the best outcomes – both now and for future generations,” Mr Mellon adds.
GBCA member organisation AECOM collaborated with the GBCA to develop the guide.
“Local governments are on the frontline in delivering positive, sustainable change in our communities. This guide provides insights into how local government and industry can collaborate around Green Star – Communities to deliver more effective planning and sustainability outcomes,” said AECOM Associate Director, Design + Planning, Roger Swinbourne.
“This guide aligns with AECOM’s appreciation of the challenge of driving more sustainable cities – a challenge that requires effective collaboration and partnership between government, private sector and the community to deliver a more sustainable future.”
City of Melbourne Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle, says that the Green Star – Communities rating tool and guide “gives councils the knowledge, resources and benchmarks they need to make sustainability central to what they do.”
Download the Green Star – Communities Guide for Local Government.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services that meet client needs across the property, urban development, infrastructure and local government sectors. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.
Green Building Council of Australia
Phone: 0412 179 135
Email: [email protected]
In This Section
- 40% increase in certifications confirms sustainability is here to stayWed 16 Dec 2015
- Climate pact a critical step on the low-carbon pathwayMon 14 Dec 2015
- Net zero the next step for green building movementMon 7 Dec 2015
- South Australia on the path towards carbon zeroTue 1 Dec 2015
- International leadership award for Australia’s greenest starMon 23 Nov 2015
- Leading the way with Australia’s most sustainable communitiesThu 19 Nov 2015
- 80,000 mid-tier buildings under the energy productivity spotlightWed 18 Nov 2015
- Kathmandu set to open Australasia’s first Green Star storeThu 12 Nov 2015
- Royal collaboration delivers Australia’s first 6 Star residential buildingThu 5 Nov 2015
- 1000 Green Star ratings equals 14 million sqm of green spaceThu 29 Oct 2015