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Submissions to Government in 2012

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. Please see links below to submissions made in 2012:

Australian Government

January 2012 Pre-Budget Submission - 2012-2013 Federal Budget

March 2012 Draft Energy White Paper

July 2012 National Building Energy Standard-Setting, Assessment and Rating Framework 

August 2012 Rule Change ERC0147 - Connecting embedded energy generators

August 2012 Review of the NABERS ruling for proportioning of energy used by cogeneration or trigeneration system

September 2012 Clean Building Managed Investment Trust draft legislation

October 2012 Inquiry into Clean Building Managed Investment Trust legislation

November 2012 Comments re Renewable Energy Target Review

Australian Capital Territory

February 2012 Pre-Budget Submission - 2012-2013 ACT Budget

New South Wales

February 2012 SEPP65 Residential Flat Design Code Review

July 2012 Sydney Metropolitan Strategy

August 2012 Draft Central Sydney Contributions Plan 2012

August 2012 NSW Draft Industry Action Plan for Professional Services

September 2012 City of Sydney Trigeneration Masterplan

September 2012 New Planning System for NSW 

October 2012 Draft NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan

November 2012 Newcastle City Council Working Paper: Future City


January 2012 Review of QLD Recycling Policy for Buildings and Civil Infrastructure

December 2012 Review of Sunshine Coast Draft Planning Scheme 2012 

Western Australia

June 2012 Perth Waterfront Redevelopment Design Guidelines

South Australia

May 2012 Picture Adelaide Strategic Plan and Integrated Movement Strategy

July 2012 Establishing Environmental Upgrade Finance in South Australia

August 2012 ERDC inquiry into Urban Density in South Australia


May 2012 Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C187

July 2012 Pathways to a Fair and Sustainable Social Housing System in Victoria

September 2012 STEPS and SDS Upgrade and Integration Project