As the owner and operator of many different types of significant buildings, councils are uniquely able to demonstrate leadership in sustainability.
Embedding sustainability assessment into the design of new builds, retrofits and the operation of council assets can have direct effects on sustainability outcomes through energy and water use, waste management and human health and productivity. This also provides council staff with practical learning experiences and demonstrates sustainable design to the development industry and community.
Further information about individual council approaches can be found here:
Maribyrnong City Council – Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Policy
Port Phillip City Council – Sustainable Design Strategy