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FAQ F-00330
Are there any alternative requirements for projects located in Sydney or Melbourne CBD?


Projects located in Sydney or Melbourne CBD (postcodes 2000 and 3000 respectively) may target the 'Reducing Private Vehicle Use' criteria in Credit Achievement under the Movement and Place credit  from Green Star Buildings by achieving the highest 'Emissions reduction (%)' possible for project when the project complies with all four of the following criteria:

  • The project has limited car parking availability. Less than 5% of occupants have access to a car park on site.
  • The project is well serviced by public transport. Projects must demonstrate that the project site is within a 500m radius from the stop/station of at least two of the following forms of public transport: trains, buses, ferries and/or trams/light rail. This should be measured from the centre of the project building to the stop/entry of a station.
  • The project achieves the 'active mode encouragement' above 90%; and
  • The project achieves the 'Vehicles Kilometers Travelled (VKT) reduction of above 20%.

 All other requirements are as per the submission guidelines. 

This is on the basis projects located within a major city centre account for a high level of public services in the baseline for Sydney and Melbourne CBD. Other CBD projects have been observed to have low levels of public services in the baseline relative to the Sydney and Melbourne and therefore are not included as part of this FAQ.  




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This FAQ is related to the following Rating Tools, Categories or Credits:

  • Green Star Buildings v1 / Places / 27 Movement and Place
  • Green Star Buildings v1.0 / Places / 27 Movement and Place


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