Established by a grassroots councils movement in 2009, CASBE has grown to 30+ members and has become a strong influencer in the sustainability planning space.
In 2019 we celebrate 10 years of formal CASBE activity. Our Impacts Poster captures the range of influence and activity we have undertaken over the years.
CASBE is self funded through memberships and BESS subscriptions. Our secretariat support has grown from 0 ETF, when secretariat support was provided on a volunteer basis by participating councils, to 2FTE staff positions auspiced by the MAV. Still a lean operation, but able to achieve significant outreach activities.
The stakeholder outreach data reflects the work undertaken by the CASBE secretariat on behalf of member councils. Actual outreach, including member council activity is much greater.
Membership grown from 7 to 31
73% (58 of 79) of Victorian Councils have engaged with CASBE
21 policies addressing ESD
Grown from 4 to 24 Councils implementing Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process framework
Upgrades to V1.6
9000+ BESS reports
298 people trained in BESS
From 0 to 24 Council subscribers
18 council briefings
25 industry presentations
79 stakeholder meetings