CASBE advocates on behalf of our members for more sustainable built environments. We seek to provide a local government perspective to the discussion and debate on sustainability in planning and buildings.

CASBE regularly contributes submissions to policy discussions at state and national level.  We are able to draw on a wide range of local government experience to provide a comprehensive summary of the issues at hand.

We also actively engage with industry bodies and state government to support research into transition paths for sustainable buildings.

Our recent submissions can be found here.

CASBE Submission – Inquiry into the transition to electric vehicles – March 2024

CASBE submission – DTP discussion paper – ‘Modernising car and bicycle parking requirements’ – November 2023

CASBE submission – DTP discussion paper – Improving residential development standards for dwellings on small lots – October 2023

CASBE & Victorian Greenhouse Alliances submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the 2022 Flood Event in Victoria – May 2023

Local councils call for better homes joint statement – July 2022

CASBE submission – Built Environment Adaptation Action Plan – August 2021

CASBE submission – Framework for Reform – Modernising Victoria’s Building System – May 2021

CASBE submission – DELWP ESD Roadmap – March 2021

CASBE submission – Draft EPA Urban Stormwater Management Guidance – Dec 2020

CASBE submission – Federal Climate Change Bill 2020

CASBE submission – Inquiry into Environmental Infrastructure for Growing Populations – 2020

CASBE submission – Energy efficiency-NCC 2022 and beyond scoping study – 2019

CASBE submission – Better Apartments Stage 2 – 2019

CASBE submission – Inquiry into Climate Change in Victorian Communities – 2019

CASBE submission – NCC-2019

Photo: Forest Hill Police Station, Vermont South. Architect:  Bamford Architects. Photography: Peter Bennetts.