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Call for stronger energy performance standards for homes

August 18, 2022
CASBE has joined other local governments to call on the Building Ministers around the country to approve the first increase in energy...
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Let's go for zero

August 18, 2022
Councils from across Victoria have joined forces to push for more sustainable design within planning...
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DELWP ESD Roadmap – Stage 1 PPF changes gazetted

June 15, 2022
CASBE welcomes the gazettal of the first stage of the DELWP ESD Roadmap project by the Minister for Planning on Friday June 10,...
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Return to Office - safety through good Indoor Air Quality

April 21, 2022
As we emerge from our home offices and shift back into ‘formal’ office spaces, there is a new demand for COVID-safe air quality within...
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#sustainablesubdivisions - a fresh new look

February 28, 2022
We are excited to start 2022 with a fresh focus on our Sustainable Subdivisions Framework...
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What can Victoria learn from the draft NSW DP SEPP 2021

February 17, 2022
In late 2021, the NSW Government proposed a new Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (DP SEPP) 2021 that sets out to...
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Happy Holidays from CASBE

December 21, 2021
The CASBE team wish you all a healthy, joyful and regenerative holiday season and look forward to more amazing collaborations in...
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Precinct Structure Planning Guidelines launched

December 9, 2021
On 25 November 2021, the Victorian Planning Minister, Minister Wynne, launched the new Precinct Structure Planning Guidelines on behalf of...
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Updates to the Better Apartment Design Standards

April 12, 2021
To facilitate our ever-growing urban centres, the increasing demand for apartment living and the need for healthy liveable urban places,...
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DELWP ESD Roadmap released.

February 4, 2021
The highly anticipated DELWP ESD Roadmap has recently been...
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Sustainable Subdivision Framework officially launched!

September 3, 2020
More than 300 people tuned in to see the official launch of the Sustainable Subdivisions Framework on 2 September 2020. This exciting...
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BESS turns 5!

May 18, 2020
The Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard officially turned five on 13 May...
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Regenerating a resilient built environment

April 23, 2020
2020 has been an incredibly challenging year. The impact of climate change is now unmistakably evident. CASBE acknowledges the devastating...
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CASBE celebrates 10 year anniversary

September 2, 2019
CASBE is 10 years old! Established by a grassroots councils movement in 2009, CASBE has grown to 30+ members and has become a strong...
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CASBE's 12 month impact data published

September 2, 2019
CASBE’s 2018-2019 Impact data shows growing interest in BESS and ESD local...
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Delivering environmental sustainable design (ESD) services into Loddon Campaspe Local Governments

June 3, 2019
A group of Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership councils have successfully obtained funding for a project designed to enable the delivery...
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Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) – Subdivisions

June 3, 2019
Sixteen Victorian councils led by Wodonga City Council have received funding to establish the feasibility of a state-wide assessment...
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Gazettal of seven new ESD Policies

November 5, 2018
Congratulations to the cities of Brimbank, Greater Bendigo, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Kingston, Whittlesea and Wyndham for the recent...
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Building Up and Moving Out report released

September 19, 2018
“Our cities need to be better planned, better connected, more compact, more diverse and more sustainable. They will need to engage with,...
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CASBE updates 'Sustainability in Planning' Resource Kit

July 18, 2018
CASBE has updated a comprehensive Resource Kit for councils implementing the Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP)...
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ESD Subdivision in regional Victoria

June 1, 2018
Councils report on the joint ESD Subdivision in regional Victoria project at the MAV Rural and Regional Planning Conference...
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BESS wins Commendation in MAV Technology Awards

March 19, 2018
BESS receives a Commendation Award in the  ‘Smart City Achievement of the year’ category of the 2018 MAV Technology Awards for...
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CASBE a Finalist in the 2017 Premiers Sustainability Awards

September 21, 2017
The 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Awards theme was ‘Sustainability starts with Community’ – celebrating citizen and locally led...
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RMIT releases report on Sustainability in the Built Environment

September 19, 2017
A recent report by RMIT University dives deep into the state of how and why planning legislation and building codes carry many...
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Photo: Landscape. Photography: Christian Holzing.