A number of our local government members and non-members have provided sustainability policies which may be useful for your Council when undertaking policy updates or preparing new policies. If your Council has a policy which you would like included below, please contact the GBCA advocacy team.

Wyndham City Council

The Wyndham City Council  Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Framework aims to incorporate ESD principles into all council buildings.

City of Port Phillip

The City of Port Phillip Sustainable Design Strategy (2013) is an update of council's Sustainable Design Strategy and Policy (2006). The Policy reinforces council's philosophy of creating sustainable buildings which contribute to a more sustainable urban environment.

Lake Macquarie City Council

The Lake Macquarie Better Buildings Strategy aim is to incorporate sustainable building design principles in all of council's community buildings. Assessing the design of new buildings, as well as upgrades of existing buildings.

Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange City Councils

The Inspiring & Integrating Change - Local Government Toolkit is a joint venture between three Councils in central west NSW based on three successful sustainability projects. The toolkit provides local governments the skills and know-how to start a project of their own.

Brisbane City Council

CitySmart is Brisbane City Council's dedicated sustainability agency for the city, implementing innovative projects to help cut the city's carbon footprint.

Cairns Regional Council

The Sustainable Building Design Policy  aims to incorporate sustainable building design principles in all Council buildings. This will be achieved by applying the policy to all new Council buildings and projects to extend renovate and / or retrofit existing Council buildings.

City of Greater Geelong

The Sustainable Building Policy  aims to guide organisational practices to manage the social, environmental and financial aspects of Council buildings.

City of Joondalup

The Walkability Plan provides a five year strategic plan for investing in and managing walking and cycling infrastructure to enable safe and accessible environments that enhance community mobility.

City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne have set an ambitious target of zero net emissions by 2020. In collaboration with key stakeholders Council have developed the City of Melbourne Zero  Net Emissions by 2020 document to assist achieve this goal.

City of South Perth

The Environmentally Sustainable Building Design Planning Policy aims to create environmentally sustainable building design requirements for new developments and substantial additions to existing buildings.

Gold Coast Council

The purpose of the City Plan Policy is to set out when community benefit bonuses are required, as well as the bonus amounts and documentation requirements for achieving bonuses.

Sustainable Melbourne Fund

The Sustainable Melbourne Fund (SMF) works closely with Councils to facilitate investment in buildings and related technology via Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs). SMF is a commercially oriented, independently managed unit by the City of Melbourne.